Admissions Process

Your Harding University accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing (ABSN) admissions process begins with a quick chat to determine whether our program is the right fit for you, both academically and personally.

If you’ve been called to become a nurse, we want you to be successful in our program. Our knowledgeable admissions counselors can help you understand the level of dedication and energy you’ll need to commit to your nursing studies, and they’ll also help you identify your best start date and answer all your questions. 

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1. Talk to an Admissions Counselor

If you’re ready to discuss your academic qualifications and nursing career goals to determine if you’re a good fit for our program, you can start the admissions process by completing our online form. We will connect you with an admissions counselor, who will serve as your main point of contact throughout the admissions process. They know all the ins and outs of the program and will help and support you. During this conversation, you can ask all your questions and receive more program requirement details.

2. Make an Academic Plan

Once your admissions counselor determines your eligibility for our ABSN program, they will design a plan with you to ensure you meet your target start date.

3. Complete Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Prerequisites

While our ABSN program doesn’t require that you have prior health care experience to apply, you must meet certain academic requirements as well as prerequisite courses to ensure a solid foundation before beginning the ABSN nursing courses. Your admissions counselor will help you register for any prerequisite courses, and then they will check in to help you stay on track and pass these courses.

4. Take the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam

To be admitted into our accelerated nursing program, you must take all five component tests of the HESI Admission Assessment exam: anatomy and physiology, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and math.

5. Apply to Nursing School

After completing the previous steps, you’re ready to complete the ABSN program application!

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN admissions process.

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