Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Forever Growing and Changing 

For more than 80 years, Wilkes has been dedicated to the success of our students through academic excellence, educational access and return on investment.

You’re Ready for a Career Change. Make It Happen With Wilkes.  

Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A.B.S.N.) online program will enable you to become a B.S.N.-level nurse in just one year. This rigorous, full-time program is for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field who want to transition into nursing quickly with a solid academic foundation.

With one year of intensive study, you’ll develop the skills to thrive in nursing and graduate ready to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). You’ll also join our tradition of excellence in nursing — Our nurses excel on the NCLEX-RN exam with pass rates consistently above the national average.

Guaranteed Clinical Placement Services and Student Support 

Your clinical experiences will offer rotations in various specialties, teaching you how to apply nursing concepts in diverse health care settings. We understand the value of hands-on learning and support our online A.B.S.N. students with the best possible resources.  

Our Clinical Placement Team provides proactive support, so you don’t have to worry about placement logistics. You’ll also have a dedicated student success advisor to help you from enrollment through to graduation. 

These resources are offered at no additional charge and are built into the program. 

Reputable and Competitively Priced

Nationally ranked and recognized for its return on investment, Wilkes University prides itself on providing quality education to all who are willing. As an online A.B.S.N. student, you’ll be prepared to excel with a foundation built on strong academic standards at a notably lower tuition cost.   

Answer the Need for Skilled Nurses 

In today’s rapidly shifting health care climate, educated nurses are needed to deliver care throughout the country. Nurses are one of the most trusted professions — they offer empathy to those in need, serve on the frontlines as essential health care professionals and help ensure open communication between patients and providers. 

As a nurse, your compassion will touch lives daily. You’ll also be in demand —  R.N.s can expect a job growth rate of 15% through 2026** due to a nationwide nursing shortage. Patient-centered care is needed in urban and rural communities, assuring you’ll experience a bright career anywhere in the country.

You can help meet the unprecedented need for R.N.s and apply your existing knowledge and experience to nursing. Our A.B.S.N. program will get you fully prepared to launch your nursing career — while saving time and energy with guaranteed clinical placement and supportive services at Wilkes.


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*** The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/ Doctor of Nursing Practice and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org)