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Find Your Purpose

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.

"The clinical instructors at Marian are really great, which has been a huge plus for my education."

Student Perspective

- Hannah McNabb

ABSN Class of May 2019

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited June 23, 2022).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021, 29-1141 Registered Nurses, at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm (visited June 23, 2022).

Marian University is a nonprofit university. The ABSN program is accredited and approved. Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

A high level of accessibility with three starts a year.

An immersive in-hospital experience at Ascension St. Vincent.

A blend of on-site and online accredited curriculum.

An ABSN Program Made for Career Changers

If you’re ready to fast-track into a rewarding nursing career, then Marian University’s ABSN program in Indianapolis is made for you. Our full-time program offers those with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to earn a BSN in as few as 16 months.

Our ABSN program offers a student-centered learning experience tailored to your nursing success. Our dedicated nursing staff, small student-faculty ratios and commitment to our Franciscan values ensures the nursing education you receive through our program will equip you to become a compassionate, competent nurse.

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Earn Your BSN From Marian University

Our full-time Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers those with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to earn a BSN in as few as 16 months.

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BSN Career Outcomes

Graduates are prepared to enter the nursing profession, and after gaining experience they may become clinical nurse educators, unit supervisors, care coordinators, nurse navigators, clinical instructors and more.

Did You Know?
About 194,500 openings for registered nurses across the United States are projected each year, on average, over the decade.1

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Our Clinical Partner Makes the Difference

We strive to make the most of your accelerated nursing school clinical experience — that’s why we partner with Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis. Not only do the nurses from the hospital network work to give our students meaningful patient care experiences, its leadership staff also offers a unique take on nursing beyond the bedside.

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Are You Made for Nursing?

Talk to an admissions advisor to learn how you can earn your BSN in as few as 16 months.

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Talk to an admissions advisor to learn how you can earn your BSN in as few as 16 months.

Are You Made for Nursing?

Earn Your BSN From Marian University

Our full-time Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers those with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to earn a BSN in as few as 16 months.

Indianapolis Learning Site

$70,980

Mean Annual Wage for Registered Nurses in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN2

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An in-depth clinical experience beyond the bedside.

Indianapolis ABSN Learning Site

9002 Purdue Road Suite 400

Indianapolis, IN 46268

ABSN Program Admissions Requirements

Our second-degree ABSN program is for motivated individuals who want to transition quickly into the nursing field. To be eligible for our second-degree ABSN program, you must*:

  • Hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum overall cumulative 2.8 GPA or 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credit hours completed.
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements.

*Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission into the ABSN program.

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