Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Launch your nursing career through our intensive, top-ranked nursing program, designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field who are committed to social justice and equity in health care.
Our nationally recognized undergraduate program offers hybrid and in-person options that prepare students to provide exceptional clinical care in the Jesuit tradition.
Among undergraduate nursing programs nationwide
NCLEX first-time pass rate*
Months to earn a degree through the ABSN track
*The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine a candidate's readiness for entry-level nursing practice.
“Gain the best knowledge, expertise, and critical thinking skills to thrive in the nursing profession.” Eric Zack, Clinical Assistant Professor
SIMULATION AND VIRTUAL REALITY help students develop clinical skills and confidence in a realistic, risk-free setting by “treating” high-tech manikins and patient actors. Virtual reality offers additional learning opportunities.
Gain real-world experience
THANKS TO LOYOLA’S ROBUST NETWORK of clinical partners, students gain real-world experience in nursing at some of the best health care facilities in the Chicago area. In their final semester, ABSN students complete an intensive, 120-hour clinical role transition course under the guidance of an experienced nurse preceptor.
Choose in-person or hybrid learning
ABSN STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE a hybrid option with classes online or a fully on-campus experience at Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. All students complete simulation labs and clinicals in person.