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 Campus, and at our San Francisco Peninsula Campus in San Mateo.

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

Admission to the ABSN program is competitive and offered multiple times per year. More information about applying to the ABSN program, including available cohorts, admission requirements and application deadlines, can be found on the Admissions website.