Receive your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as few as 16 months

Earn your degree at a college with a respected nursing program that’s graduated more than 6,000 nurses at the Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing levels.

About the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing (ABSN)

This full-time, in-person program in Albany, New York, provides students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing with the 54 credits in nursing and 760 clinical hours needed to graduate with an Accelerated B.S. in Nursing (ABSN) in as few as 16 months. This equals four semesters, which includes one summer semester.

Start the program in the fall, and finish the program in December the following year.

First fall semester: 12 credits
Spring semester: 16 credits
Summer semester: 14 credits
Final fall semester: 12 credits

You’ll be introduced to faculty-directed clinicals in state-of-the-art simulation labs. After you gain experience there, you’ll transition to a variety of clinical settings, including acute and community-based care of adult (including geriatric), pediatric, maternal/child (including labor and delivery), psychiatric and community populations.

In your last semester, you’ll select an expanded clinical rotation (240 hours) with a patient population of interest. After you earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you’ll be eligible to take the initial NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

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ABSN Program Highlights:

  • Begin clinical experiences in your first semester and gain experience in our Nursing Simulation Lab. Practice with full-body patient simulation manikins before you begin working with real patients.
  • Learn from faculty who are certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse educators, midwives, doctorally-prepared expert clinicians, administrators and researchers with years of experience.
  • Our faculty and students are dedicated to making a difference in community health, and they participate in numerous volunteer and service learning opportunities. Be a nurse who transforms lives.
  • Take classes in person and receive the mentorship you deserve.


Total investment for 16-month ABSN program
Comprehensive student fee$2,325
Books, supplies, and clinical and testing fees$4,448
Minus minimum institutional aid-$26,250
Total ABSN program investment*$42,548
*Students may be eligible for additional federal or state aid depending on their individual circumstances. They should be sure to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to obtain additional eligibility information. All costs are estimates based on current information.
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Do you already work at Albany Med Health System?

Albany Med Health System and Russell Sage have partnered to address the nursing shortage through innovative programs like this one. Albany Med employees pursuing the ABSN at Russell Sage can:

  • Gain hands-on experience in clinical practicums offered across the Albany Med Health System. 
  • Get guaranteed per-diem/part-time employment at Albany Medical Center during your program, and Albany Med will make every effort possible to accommodate your course schedule.

Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In this Accelerated B.S. in Nursing (ABSN) program, up to 60 credits can be applied from the previous bachelor’s degree program.


Application Deadlines:

Apply anytime for a fall semester start.

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