The  Sarasota campus accepts first cohort of nursing students into the new Accelerated Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing (ABSN). Students are beginning with the pre-requisite requirements, NUR3813 Introduction to Professional Nursing as they look to begin in Cohort #1. The BSN program is completed in an accelerated format. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. Dr. Patrick LaRose, Nursing Program Director for the new ABSN program says, “This program will meet the growing need for a highly skilled and educated workforce. The program not only meets the needs of our graduates, it also demonstrates the commitment of Keiser University to meet the changing needs of our community and community partners.”