Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

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Why Nursing at ACU?

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.

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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

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
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Brantly thanks God and the Samaritan’s Purse staff for praying for her husband.

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The baccalaureate nursing program at Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

CCNE Third Party Comments

May 8, 2019

Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty: 

As part of its accreditation process, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) plans to visit the Abilene Christian University School of Nursing for review of the BSN Program on 11/20/2019-11/22/2019. 

In accordance with CCNE procedure, constituents (students, alumni and faculty) of this program are invited to submit comments related to the quality of the programs under review to CCNE. Your comments are considered third party and any specific third party, signed comments concerning the accreditation process need to be received by October 29, 2019. Please direct your comments to: 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
Attn: Third-Party Comments 
655 K St., NW, Suite 750 
Washington, DC 20001 

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Thank you for your consideration of participation in this process.

Degree Details

Required Hours

University Requirements: 53 credit hours + Major Requirements: 72 credit hours + Electives: 3 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours

Example Coursework


Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: February 1

Spring Semester: September 1

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