16-Month ABSN Nursing Program in St. Louis¹
Work to become a nurse by completing your accelerated nursing program near you. In your nursing program, you will experience immersive learning through online coursework, in-person skills, simulation labs and clinical rotations located in the St. Louis area. GCU has a clinical partnership with Mercy in Missouri, where you can complete a majority of your clinical rotations throughout your ABSN program.
This accelerated nursing option may be ideal for those with a previous non-nursing college background who are looking to make a career switch or take on a new role in the healthcare field.
Why Choose GCU for Your ABSN in St. Louis?
The ABSN program offers a hybrid format for you to complete your BSN degree in 16 months,1 while providing you the opportunity to feel prepared to enter the workforce as a nurse after graduation. When pursuing your ABSN degree, you will also complete nursing coursework that is taught with a Christian worldview in mind, emphasizing the role of nurses as servant leaders.
Accelerated BSN Program in St. Louis for Non-Nursing Degree Holders
GCU is an institutionally accredited university,3 offering an accredited nursing program that can prepare you for the nursing workforce. Along with three start dates a year and the education that GCU provides its students, there are several more attributes of our accelerated nursing program that make it an ideal option for aspiring nurses.
If you’re looking forward to becoming a nurse, read though our frequently asked questions to learn more about enrolling in the ABSN program from GCU.
St. Louis ABSN Learning Site
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The second largest community in Missouri, historic St. Louis has much to offer to ABSN students.7
You can explore numerous must-see attractions, including many parks, museums of all kinds and the world-famous Gateway Arch. If you’re a sports fan, you can look forward to attending games year-round; including a professional hockey, baseball and soccer team, along with 16 Division I NCAA sports teams.8
When you’re not studying, you can explore St. Louis’ food scene, night life, neighborhoods and entertainment venues. Along with plenty of public transportation, these are just a few of the many reasons to pursue your ABSN degree in the lively city of St. Louis.7
If you’re ready to begin your nursing career in the St. Louis area, request more information.
1 Secondary Applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits or have completed a baccalaureate degree which includes nine prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses, which can be completed in as few as 16 months. Direct Entry Applicants that do not transfer 60 credits but meet the minimum requirements can complete these credits through GCU prior to starting the core nursing courses. Depending on the state where student has enrolled or intends to complete the program, student may require additional courses. This may include, but is not limited to, additional general education courses, courses in the major, clinical courses, or a different course sequence. See University Policy Handbook.
2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses, as of May 2021, retrieved on May 23, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as registered nurses. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.
3 For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.
4 While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend proctored exams, skills labs, immersive simulations and clinical hours in person.
5 United States Department of Labor. (n.d.). Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Missouri. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on May 23, 2023.
6 United States Department of Labor. (n.d.). Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics May 2022 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates St. Louis, MO-IL. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on May 23, 2023.
7 St. Louis, MO Real Estate & Demographic Data. (n.d.). Neighborhood Scout. Retrieved on May 23, 2023.
8 25 Things to Do in St. Louis. (n.d). explore st. louis. Retrieved on May 23, 2023.