Online Accelerated Nursing Coursework

Harding University’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing track uses a hybrid method to give students a high-quality nursing education. Coursework is conducted online and expands with hands-on labs and clinical rotations near our program site in Rogers, Arkansas.

How Online Learning Works

While this hybrid approach offers convenience and flexibility, it’s important to note that you will be completing online accelerated nursing coursework in real-time with peers in your cohort and will be held accountable for meeting instructors’ deadlines. You will also need to make time to appear for in-person proctored exams at our ABSN program site in Rogers, Arkansas.

While our accelerated BSN program is online, convenient and fast-paced, that doesn’t mean that it is any less rigorous than what you’d experience in a traditional on-campus program. You can expect to graduate from our program in as few as 16 months ready to sit for the NCLEX and enter the workforce confidently, just as you might if you’d chosen a four-year program.

Online Learning Environment

You’ll complete most of your online accelerated nursing coursework through an intuitive and collaborative e-learning platform.

Implementing user-friendly course design, you’ll use the platform to:

  • Watch videos, listen to audio and read about your nursing theory coursework
  • Use discussion forums to communicate with instructors and other students
  • Navigate simulated case studies
  • Use self-assessments to gauge your comprehension of material
  • Finish and submit course tasks

Benefits of Online Coursework

The online accelerated nursing aspect of our program caters to all types of learners. We’re sure you’ll find a method of studying that works best for you on our online platform because it features:

  • Auditory: Podcasts, audio demonstrations and scenarios allow students to hear and learn more about conditions, patients, and experiences. 
  • Social: Our Canvas LMS features discussion forums and conversation messaging allows learners and instructors to connect with each other.
  • Tactile: Task-based exercises and interactive simulations make students active participants in the learning process.
  • Visual: Rich imagery, illustrations and videos allow learners to visualize concepts and procedures.

Online Coursework Support

Although you will complete nursing theory courses online, you won’t be alone. You’ll have access to instructors if you need help digesting concepts, and online learning specialists will help you troubleshoot the e-learning platform if needed.

Contact us to learn more about the online portion of our hybrid approach to accelerated nursing education.

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