What is ABPNN Program?

What is ABPNN Program?

ABPNN program stands for Accelerated Nurse Practitioner Programs for Non Nurses. People who have completed a college degree, who opt to become a nurse can choose an ABPNN program. These ABPNN programs are aimed to be on par with the regular BSN programs. The ABPNN course curriculum includes the required nursing courses, several laboratory hours, clinical training, real-world internships or externships, as well as preparation to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

However, after completing your ABPNN programs you are required to complete all the certification formalities such as the NCLEX-RN exam, etc.

ABPNN Courses

Some of the many potential courses are listed below:

  • Pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Nursing science
  • Psychiatric/mental health nursing
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Geriatric, home, women’s, neonatal, pediatric nursing

How Long Does It Take to Complete an ABPNN Program?

A typical full-time ABPNN program takes approximately a year to complete.

ABPNN School Accreditation

You need to make sure the nursing school that you select is accredited by any of the below accrediting bodies:

  • The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or CCNE
  • The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and more