DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2024) — Drake University announced today the launch of a new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program that will meet the dynamic interests of current and future students, and address growing workforce needs. The program will begin in the Fall 2024 semester.

“At Drake, we are committed to evolving our academic offerings to meet both student interests and societal needs,” said Drake University Provost Sue Mattison. “New pathways like the accelerated nursing program deliver on that promise and position the University — and our students — for the future.”

Flexible Pathways, Dual Degrees

Students have two options to complete the degree. Those that have the prerequisites completed, with or without a Bachelor of Science degree, can begin the twelve-month ABSN course work. Those that complete the prerequisites at Drake will be able to graduate with two degrees — Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)—without needing to transfer to another institution.

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