Degrees & Programs Nursing
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Westmont College ABSN has applied for accreditation through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with a site visit February 6, 7, 8, 2023. You have the opportunity to provide written third-party comments to CCNE. Third-party comments must be received to CCNE by January 16, 2023. Please direct all comments to thirdpartycomments@
Westmont Downtown/Grotenhuis Nursing Program Dedication - Westmont dedicated its new accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program...Read article
Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program will learn from experienced, competent registered nursing professors chosen for their dedication to the ministry of health and wellness through the theory of compassionate care.
This post-baccalaureate program requires prior completion of a B.A. or B.S. Applications for Fall 2023 are now being accepted!
In nursing theory courses, students will explore the compassionate care given to patients from diverse backgrounds with a multitude of conditions and disorders. Progressive clinical practicums include encounters with patients of all ages across a spectrum of illnesses.
Experienced faculty serve as role models and supervise interactions between students and patients in the beginning clinical courses with collaborative instruction occurring during the intermediate and more advanced clinical experiences. Students graduate as entry-level registered nurse generalists.
We are so excited to begin the application process for our third cohort of students. The ABSN program is a 16-month accelerated prelicensure baccalaureate nursing program housed at Westmont Downtown. Our facility is the beautifully renovated first and second floors of the existing Westmont Downtown building one block from State Street. Our clinical practicums will be completed mainly at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with a few other ambulatory settings in and around Santa Barbara County. Please explore our nursing website, ensure you have completed all the prerequisites for the program, and get your documents ready for the Spring 2023 application.
- Dr. Carol Velas, Founding Director of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
- NUR200: Health Assessment
- NUR210: Pathophysiology
- NUR220: Fundamentals of Nursing
- SOC200: Understanding My Neighbor: Society, Culture, and Health
- PHI200: Nursing and Human Flourishing
- NUR230: Beginning Medical/surgical/geriatric (MSG) Nursing
- NUR240: Obstetrical Nursing
- NUR250: Pediatric Nursing
- NUR260: Nursing Research
- NUR265: Psych/Mental Health Nursing
- NUR270: Intermediate MSG Nursing
- NUR275: Professional Nursing Roles
- NUR280: Nursing and the Liberal Arts
- NUR285: Advanced MSG Nursing
- NUR290: Public Health Nursing
- NUR295: Nursing Leadership
- + Intensive Care
- + Emergency Department and Trauma Services
- + Surgical Service
- + Acute Patient Care
- + Ambulatory Patient Care
- + Home Patient Care
- + Public Health Nursing
- + Case Management
- + Discharge Planning
- + Nursing Education
- + Nursing Informatics
- + Nursing Leadership
- + Nursing Research
Faculty and Staff Highlights
Program & Clinical Coordinator
Professor of Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant Program Director
Assistant Program Director
Skills and Simulation Lab RN
Skills and Simulation RN
Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God's kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Prepares faithful servant leaders to provide patient-centered and family supported safe, compassionate care for diverse populations and communities across the lifespan and in all health care settings.
Program Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes
- Exhibit Christian character and servant leadership while providing compassionate care for diverse populations in communities across state, national, and global settings.
- Evaluate evidence-based best practices, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning to inform clinical judgment for the provision of patient-centered, safe, quality care.
- Create patient education plans that are culturally specific to the patient and that incorporate the family support system.
- Communicate effectively with the interprofessional team to ensure a holistic approach to patient-centered, compassionate care.
- Continue inquisitive learning by using the electronic medical record and informatics to meet quality metrics in a variety of healthcare and geographic settings.
- Advocate for healthcare policies for the underserved, vulnerable populations to ensure equity with access to care for prevention, remedial, supportive, and rehabilitative nursing care regionally, nationally, and globally.
Students who have already received a baccalaureate degree earn a second baccalaureate degree in nursing through this program. Applicants must complete all prerequisites required for the nursing program as well as a previous Baccalaureate degree.
The ABSN curriculum is sequenced with progression in courses and courses cannot be dropped or added to each semester. If a student must drop a course during the semester, they must drop from the program and apply for re-admission.
See the list of prerequisites in the chart below. Students must have already received a Bachelor's degree to be considered for the program. Anatomy, physiology and microbiology courses must be taken within the past seven years.
Human Anatomy with Lab
Human Physiology with Lab
Microbiology with Lab
|Any chemistry course with lab
(must cover global content, not regional or just western)
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Introduction to Christian Doctrine
(must take 2 of the 3 courses)
|Introduction to Sociology
Reading Imaginative Literature
Possibly. If the courses are similar to what the courses at Westmont would teach you, they will be accepted. If you believe you have completed all the requirements you should apply to the program and submit official copies of all college transcripts for an evaluation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You may complete your prerequisites through your local community college, Westmont College, or another accredited four-year institution. Be aware that completing these courses does not guarantee admission into the program. We anticipate admission will be competitive, and it is possible that you would not be admitted into the program even with all of the prerequisites completed.
Students must complete the current Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test that can be found here. Students must request their test scores be sent to Westmont College.If you have already taken it and have any questions about it please contact email@example.com. You may need to pay a fee to get your scores sent over to Westmont College.
Each fall and spring semester, Westmont will accept a total of 24 students, with a ratio of one professor to a group of eight students in the clinical setting.
The 16-month program costs $65,000.
Westmont housing will not be available for nursing students.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program requires 16 months of study.
Students take between 16 to 19 units each semester of the ABSN program. They attend classes two days a week and participate in clinical experiences two to three days a week.
Yes, all admitted students will undergo a criminal background check and drug screen among other mandated requirements, such as COVID-19 immunization and the American Heart Association Basic Life Support course.
At present, Westmont’s ABSN program is a full-time, 16-month program.
Program Approval and Accreditation Application
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Westmont Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has submitted an application for accreditation by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Accreditation visit is scheduled for February 6, 7, 8, 2023.
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