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If your calling is to become a nurse, you owe it to yourself to pursue the profession. And there’s no better place to earn a BSN than Grand Canyon University. For more than 70 years, we’ve provided students a transformative education grounded in our strong Christian mission. You can expect to graduate from our university as a competent, compassionate nurse who lives with purpose and serves with integrity.

As a student enrolled in our accelerated BSN program, you’ll gain first-hand, real-world experience working alongside highly-skilled, respected clinicians and learn how to care for patients in a variety of health care settings.

Program Goals

1The ABSN program at Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at (visited June 23, 2022).

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021, 29-1141 Registered Nurses, at (visited June 23, 2022).



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How Our ABSN Program Works

Our ABSN program offers you:

  • Three start dates per year — January, May and September — through our hybrid delivery option. On-Campus program starts each May.
  • Nursing theory coursework how you prefer to learn: Online or On-Campus.
  • State-of-the-art nursing simulation labs equipped with computer-powered manikins.
  • Clinical rotations at some of Baltimore’s world-renowned healthcare facilities.
  • A degree from an accredited, nonprofit university.1
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Baltimore Learning Sites

There’s no better time than now to change paths toward a career in nursing, and there’s no better place to make it happen than with Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Accelerated Second-Degree Bachelor of Science In Nursing (ABSN) program in the Baltimore area. Offering hybrid (online-based) or on-campus delivery options, it allows qualified students with bachelor’s degrees in non-nursing fields the opportunity to work toward a rewarding new career as a nurse in as few as 15 months.

BSN Career Outcomes

Graduates can become clinical nurse educators, unit supervisors, care coordinators, nurse navigators, clinical instructors and more.

About 194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade across the United States.

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ABSN Learning Sites in Maryland

Notre Dame hybrid (online-based) ABSN students participate in nursing skills and simulation labs multiple days each week at our program site in Elkridge.

Students enrolled in the on-campus ABSN program will go to the Center for Caring with Technology, located in Baltimore.

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Fast-Track Your Transition into Nursing

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Baltimore Learning Sites


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Hybrid ABSN Learning Site

6810 Deerpath Road, Suite 320
Elkridge, Maryland 21075


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Admissions Requirements

Our 15-month ABSN program with three start dates per year is a great option for motivated individuals looking for an accelerated education option to transition into nursing. In order for that to happen, though, you must first meet the qualifications necessary to apply to our program.

To become eligible to enroll in our ABSN program, you must:

  • Hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale).
  • Successfully complete any remaining required prerequisite courses (22 credit hours).
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On-Campus ABSN Learning Site

4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

You must hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to apply to our ABSN program.