Earn your BSN in as few as 16 months. For individuals with some college credit or a non-nursing associate’s or bachelor’s degree.


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Avila Admissions Requirements – Accelerated BSN

Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for individuals who have 60 or more prior college credits, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or an international equivalent). Explore the Avila admissions requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive a personalized degree completion plan and, depending on their previous coursework, may be offered full admission to the School of Nursing or may begin their Avila journey by completing the foundational courses required for full admission.

To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

Full Admission to Avila Nursing

  • 60 transferable credits with at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Completion of these prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Pathophysiology
  • Meet core general education requirements
    • Applicants who have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university will have fulfilled all general education requirements.
    • Applicants who have yet to complete all general education credits can take these classes in an online accelerated format and will work with an academic advisor to complete a personalized degree completion plan.
  • TEAS score of 70%

Students admitted must also meet the following requirements to participate in nursing clinical courses:

  • Meet immunization and health screening requirements
  • Complete a criminal background check and drug screening
  • Hold a current certification in a basic cardiac life support (BCLS) healthcare provider course
  • Submit annual tuberculosis (TB) skin test results
  • Carry your own health insurance coverage and provide a health insurance form reflecting the company and coverage to be kept on file in the Avila School of Nursing office

Complete Your Prerequisites Online with Avila

If you are missing prerequisite courses, Avila can help you fill in the gaps. We offer all of the required prerequisite courses through convenient online learning:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Pathophysiology

Find out how you can take your online prerequisite courses for nursing here.

Submitting Your Application

All applicants to the Accelerated BSN must submit the following materials:

  • A completed application for admission.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (delivered in a sealed envelope or electronic PDF from the school).

Note: Applicants who wish to provide context or explanation for their academic history may choose to provide an optional Personal Statement.

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Learn more about how you can apply to earn a degree that can change your life—and the lives of your future patients. Contact Avila University today!