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Nursing Education That Goes Well Beyond the Classroom

At Manchester University, we’re equipping the next generation of nurses with the high-tech training, expert faculty guidance and community-mindedness to best serve at the forefront of health care.

And we’re helping nursing students get there faster with our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program—students with a bachelor’s degree in another field can earn their ABSN in just 16 months .

Our traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (TBSN) Program offers students of all backgrounds a well-rounded education in pursuit of a nursing degree.

Manchester is committed to training each nursing student to provide high-level, compassionate care to diverse populations. All students have a community engagement course where they go out into the community and volunteer at various locations.

Program Opportunities

Traditional Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree

  • 120 total credit hours with 71 nursing credit hours
  • 4 Years to Completion
  • Tuition: Learn more
  • Fall Session: Aug. 28, 2023
  • Locations: MU Main Campus and MU Fort Wayne
  • Accreditation: CCNE

Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree

  • 68 total credit hours
  • 16 Month Completion: Accelerated Nursing Degree
  • Tuition: Learn more
  • Fall Session: August 2024
  • Location: MU Fort Wayne
  • Accreditation: CCNE

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing






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Fall Session

Aug. 28, 2023

Learning Environment

Manchester University Main Campus
Manchester University Fort Wayne

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing






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Fall Session

August 2024

Learning Environment

Manchester University Fort Wayne

Why Choose Manchester for Nursing?

Whether you’re looking for a traditional small-town college experience (our TBSN Program where students spend their first two years in North Manchester) or you want to get hands-on in your field with many options to choose from (our ABSN Program in Fort Wayne), Manchester University has what nursing students want.

Get hands-on experience in your field

Accelerated nursing degree students learn in the state-of-the-art Mirro Center, where they can practice basic and advanced nursing skills using high-tech nursing simulation manikins that can mimic human reaction to illness.

As a nursing student at Manchester University, you’ll also engage with AR/VR experiences when learning anatomy and physiology through Z-Space and virtual dissection with the Anatomage®, which allows students to examine a 3-D virtual cadaver.

Individualize your learning experience

Each nursing student has a weekly practice day in a specialty area of their selection, where they will practice for a total of 240 hours under a registered nurse just prior to their graduation. This helps immerse the students in a real-life experience of working as a nurse.

Want to network with fellow nursing students? You can join the Nursing Club and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Learn From Industry Experts

Build your skill set alongside faculty members who double as scientists, coaches, mathematicians, engineers, athletic trainers, developers and more.

Meet Your Professors

Manchester University Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program

MAT graduate from MU Fort Wayne

My prior degree was in graphic design...going into an accelerated program I knew that it was going to be a lot of hustling around but everyone has been super supportive overall."
Eri Tamada '22, ABSN

What Can You Do With Your Degree in Nursing?

Nurses are in high demand. As a nursing student, you’ll gain skills that will help you join the driving force of health care in your community or around the globe. As a TBSN or ABSN graduate, you’ll be prepared for a wide array of professional opportunities, from nursing leadership and education to public health and research.

You can be confident that a degree from Manchester University will set you on the career path you want.

Additionally, both nursing programs will prepare you to immediately enter graduate school if you choose. Nursing students have a variety of hospitals with specialty units to work at locally and nationally.

100 percent of MU grads find careers

One hundred percent of ABSN graduates receive job offers before program completion.

MU is proud of the nursing NCLEX pass rate of 100 percent!

Manchester has an 100 percent ABSN nursing student NCLEX pass rate (the national average is 80 percent).

Career outlook for nursing majors

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent growth in the nursing workforce by 2031, and, according to, Indiana is projected to add more than 5,200 new registered nursing positions between 2020 and 2030.

Over the last decade, graduates of our athletic training degree program have passed Board of Certification (BOC) exams at an average of 98 percent.

How much do registered nurses make?

$77,600 median nursing pay in 2021 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Explore Classes for Nursing Majors

Both TBSN and ABSN nursing majors follow a carefully planned curriculum that includes courses designed for health care professionals. As a nursing student, you’ll take classes that encourage creativity, teach transferrable skills, and diversify your academic experience.

Nursing Accreditation

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Manchester University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Get Started on Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.

TBSN Admissions Requirements

Lock in your place in the nursing cohort through the Early Assurance Program or learn how to apply for standard admission.

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ABSN Admissions Requirements

Learn about the accelerated nursing degree program requirements, including an interview after submitting your application.

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Manchester University’s Non-Discrimination Admission Policy

Manchester University is committed to non-discrimination in campus life. The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability or veteran status in admissions or any area of campus life, including its educational programs, scholarships and loan awards, residence life programs, athletic programs, extracurricular programs, promotion and tenure policies and practice, and alumni affairs.

Manchester University is committed to carry out the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act, which provide for accessibility of University programs to the physically disabled.