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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Image of a nursing student The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for someone who has their Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. The ABSN program will be completed in 12 months of intensive nursing theory courses and clinical education.

The ABSN program is offered at our main Oakland campus, at our Sacramento Learning Center, and at our San Francisco Peninsula Learning Center in San Mateo.

Curriculum
The program is designed to be completed in 12 months. The curriculum includes five terms of intensive study at a rapid pace. Although the curriculum and format are different from Samuel Merritt’s traditional BSN program, the goals, learning outcome objectives and foundational concepts are the same. Click here to see a Curriculum overview.

Applying for Admission
The application for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Samuel Merritt University can be printed directly from our website. Please see: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/admission/application

Admission Deadlines
The dates listed below are considered postmark deadlines. Applications may be filed beginning two months prior to the application deadline, keeping in mind that it is to your advantage to include as many available grades as possible with the application for admission. For example, with the postmark deadline of March 1 for fall entry for San Mateo, you should wait to submit an application until your fall grades are available. Visit the Admissions Requirements page for more information about prerequisites.

SPRING ENTRY

Sacramento
Application Deadline: July 1
Start of Program: January
Classes will be taught in Sacramento, and clinicals will be offered in the greater Sacramento Area.

San Francisco Peninsula (San Mateo)
Application Deadline: July 1
Start of Program: January
Classes will be taught in San Mateo, and clinicals will be offered in the greater South Bay Area.

SUMMER ENTRY

San Francisco Peninsula (San Mateo)

Application Deadline: September 1
Start of Program: April
Classes will be taught in San Mateo, and clinicals will be offered in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Oakland
Application Deadline: September 1
Start of Program: May
Classes will be taught in Oakland, and clinicals will be offered in the greater East Bay Area.

San Francisco Peninsula (San Mateo)
Application Deadline September 1
Start of Program: June
Classes will be taught in San Mateo, and clinicals will be offered in the greater South Bay Area.

FALL ENTRY

San Francisco Peninsula (San Mateo)
Application Deadline: March 1
Start of Program: November
Classes will be taught in San Mateo, and clinicals will be offered in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.