Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)  program starts once a year in August. Applications are due each year on December 15. Prerequisites do not have to be completed by the application deadline, but by the start of classes in August. 

Admission Requirements

  • Complete Online ABSN Application here, (Application is under Adult Studies Undergraduate link)
  • Pay $25 application fee
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation completed by a professor/teacher, employer, or pastor. (You will receive instructions on how to submit these once you complete the online application.)
  • Send Official TEAS V Test results to Anderson University
  • Submit official transcripts of all college coursework from all institutions you've attended (including transcripts from classes you may be taking now).  Those can be submitted electronically to or via snail mail to the following address:

    ATTN: Data Entry
    316 Boulevard
    Anderson, SC 29621
  • Achievement of a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your last 59 credit hours of coursework
  • Personal interview with the admission committee of the School of Nursing, if requested
  • Completion of all required General Education prerequisites (see below)

Completion of the four science courses below within the last five years and achievement of a minimum 3.0 GPA in these classes:

  • CHE 107 Essentials of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
  • BIO 215 Fundamentals of Microbiology (4 credits)

*There may only be a one-time repeat of any of the four science courses.
Completion of the two following math and psychology courses:

  • MAT 108 Finite Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 205 Human Development (3 credits)

Completion of the two following Christian Studies courses:

  • CHR 105 Introduction to the Bible (3 credits)
  • CHR 305 Christian Worldview and Contemporary Application (3 credits)

Completion of the following General Education courses:

  • BIO 140/141 – Introduction to Cell Biology and Lab (4 credits)
  • ENG 101 – English Composition and Speech I (3 credits)
  • ENG 102 – English Composition and Speech II (3 credits)
  • PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Historical Inquiry (any history, geography or literature course) (3 credits)
  • Creative Inquiry (any arts appreciation course, arts history, or hands-on arts) (3 credits)
  • Intercultural Inquiry (any modern language course, non-Western history, art, or literature course) (3 credits)
  • PHI 2XX (any philosophy course or additional humanities or social science course) (3 credits)
  • CON 3XX (any 200-level course outside of major not used for another requirement) (3 credits)
  • CTI 4XX- Contemporary Issues (taken at AU) (3 credits)\

If accepted into the ABSN program the following information is due prior to the start of the program in August:

  • Clear, urine drug test
  • Negative background check
  • Record of the following immunizations:
    • Hepatitis B titer or immunization
    • Documented tetanus within last 10 years
    • Flu vaccine
    • Rubella titer or immunization (measles)
    • TB skin test
    • Meningitis
    • Pertussis (whooping cough)
    • Varicella titer or immunization (chicken pox)
  • Evidence of health insurance (required after acceptance to the program)
  • Evidence of Professional Liability Insurance Policy
  • American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification