Accelerated Bachelor of Science

In order to meet the growing demand for nursing education for people who have or will have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, OHSU School of Nursing has reinstated an Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science with a major in nursing degree program (ABS). The ABS program is designed to allow those students who currently have or will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major other than nursing to take the nursing courses required to get the B.S. with a major in nursing. This generalist nursing program is five quarters of full-time nursing coursework starting summer term on both the Portland and Ashland campuses. This program will prepare the graduate for R.N. licensure and will also give interested students the necessary credentials to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. At the completion of the Bachelor of Science Nursing curriculum, the B.S. degree is awarded and graduates are eligible for professional registered nurse licensing examinations. 

The School of Nursing also offers an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program in Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health. This accelerated option allows students to pre-identify their graduate area of interest and enroll seamlessly into the Midwifery or Psychiatric Mental Health program directly after completing the undergraduate nursing degree to achieve the Master of Nursing of the Doctor of nursing Practice degree. This pathway is a great option for applicants who are already familiar with the Midwifery or Psychiatric Mental Health fields and are seeking an Advanced practice degree. This option is only available on the Portland campus and additional application items are required.



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