Admissions Process

Your Harding University accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing (ABSN) admissions process begins with speaking to an admissions counselor to determine whether our program is right 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 needed to commit to your nursing studies. 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

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 process. They know all the ins and outs of the program and will help and support you.

During your first conversation, you will discuss your academic qualifications and nursing career goals to determine if you’re a good fit for the ABSN program. You can also ask all your questions and receive more program details.

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2. Make an Academic Plan

Once your admissions counselor determines your eligibility for our ABSN program, they will design an academic plan with you to ensure you complete the required prerequisite courses before your target start date. The academic plan will chart your course and is instrumental in preparing you to submit your ABSN application in time.

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 complete our ABSN prerequisite courses to ensure a solid foundation before beginning the program. Your admissions counselor will help you register for any prerequisite courses and will check in to help you stay on track and pass.

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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. Your admissions counselor will help ensure all required materials are included in your application as you prepare to submit.

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For More information

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN admissions process and whether the ABSN program is right for you.