Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Accelerated nursing programs

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.

In less than two years, my family has a better life. It was a fast program and I spent many nights studying after the kids went to bed, but now I’ve got a lot to show for it: A new career Alejandra Villegas FNP
Our background in sports and passion for physical performance drove us to study the science of human movement. Tino and Tron Tino & Tron Hardy Physical Therapy
So many foot problems can be successfully treated if they are identified early, and corrective measures are taken. Then, there are patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases that require specialized, ongoing foot care. We see everything in our clinics. Samantha Ralstin Samantha Ralstin Podiatric Medicine

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