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Nursing (BSN)

Compassionate. Caring. Christian.

Nurses are a vital part of the medical community. In fact, according to the Department of Labor, they are the largest group in the healthcare workforce. This helping profession is rewarding—and in-demand.

ACU’s Bachelor of Science in nursing is rooted in Christian service and prepares you for a career in this fast-paced field. You can work in an array of settings, from the emergency room to a doctor’s office to administrative and leadership positions within healthcare organizations. You will learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation labs, and learn hands-on through clinical experiences and community outreach.

Note: Freshmen may begin as pre-nursing students and, after two years of general education, apply for admission into the School of Nursing.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 53 credit hours
Major Requirements: 72 credit hours
Electives: 3 credit hours
Total Required: 128 credit hours
Concentrations N/A
Department Nursing
School/College School of Nursing


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Nursing Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab
  • Evidence-Based Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
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What can you do after graduation?

  • ER Nurse
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Informatics Analyst
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Medical Writer
  • Patient Advocate
  • Flight Transport Nurse
Amber Tate ('09)

Amber Tate ('09) works in the ICU at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Clubs and Activities

As a nursing student at ACU, you will participate in a variety of healthcare-related experiences such as:

  • Medical missions throughout the world
  • Clinical experiences
  • Work in a state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Undergraduate research opportunities

About the School of Nursing

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ACU School of Nursing educates students for lifelong learning and Christian service and leadership as professional nurses throughout the world. The School of Nursing educates future nurses to facilitate health and healing in a variety of healthcare settings. Students are mentored by Christian faculty and practicing nurses in a rigorous educational environment that equips them with the skills and critical thinking necessary for exceptional careers as professional nurses.

The baccalaureate program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate nursing program at Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.