Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN) is designed for non-RN students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Prospective students must have graduated by the end of the preceding fall quarter or semester in order to apply for that summer's ABSN program. One cohort of students is admitted each year to begin their program in June. Students will complete approximately 53-semester units of study in both didactic and clinical coursework over 15 months of study. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cal State LA. Completion of the degree program enables individuals to sit for the NCLEX examination for RN licensure.

To Apply

The program admits once per year for every summer term (June). Only hard copies of application materials are accepted and must be submitted to the following address:

Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing
ABSN Program
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032


Program Prerequisites

Frequently Asked Questions

Attend an Information Session

Participate in an ABSN Program Information Session. (coming soon)

Pre-Recorded Webinar

View a pre-recorded ABSN Program Information Session here.

Tuition & Fees

The ABSN program is a self-support program run through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE). The per-semester unit cost is $595, plus other related fees and expenses.

Cost Per Unit (Lecture Courses) $595

Financial Aid

Financial aid opportunities are available to continuing students who wish to complete their degree in this program. Options include loans, scholarships, and grants. Federal student loans and grants may be available when students are fully matriculated at Cal State LA, during the fall and depending on each student’s submitted Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

File your FAFSA at For more information, please visit: Cal State LA/PaGE Financial Assistance or contact Tom Lau, Financial Aid Advisor for the College of Professional and Global Education.


To seek academic advisement, please contact ABSN Faculty Program Coordinator, Professor Joseph Kastely.

Information session dates for the Summer 2022 admission cycle will be posted soon.