Degrees & Programs Nursing

Program Approval and Accreditation Application

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350

Westmont Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has submitted an application for accreditation by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Accreditation visit is scheduled for February 6, 7, 8, 2023.

Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program will learn from experienced, competent registered nursing professors chosen for their dedication to the ministry of health and wellness through the theory of compassionate care. 

This post-baccalaureate program requires prior completion of a B.A. or B.S.  Applications for Fall 2023 are now being accepted -- don't delay!

Fall 2023 Application

Come and visit on February 15!

Join us for an engaging information session at our Downtown Santa Barbara Nursing Campus! During the event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with program faculty and staff, tour the facilities, and ask any questions relevant to the program, application process, or financial aid. See important details and RSVP below!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 PM

WHERE: We will meet at the Westmont Downtown Nursing Campus at
26 W. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California.

RSVP for the ABSN Info Session

Can't make it? Contact us at to set up an individual visit that fits your schedule!

Nursing student adjusting the IV.

In nursing theory courses, students will explore the compassionate care given to patients from diverse backgrounds with a multitude of conditions and disorders. Progressive clinical practicums include encounters with patients of all ages across a spectrum of illnesses.

Experienced faculty serve as role models and supervise interactions between students and patients in the beginning clinical courses with collaborative instruction occurring during the intermediate and more advanced clinical experiences. Students graduate as entry-level registered nurse generalists.

Nursing student writing in patient's chart.

We are so excited to begin the application process for our third cohort of students. The ABSN program is a 16-month accelerated prelicensure baccalaureate nursing program housed at Westmont Downtown. Our facility is the beautifully renovated first and second floors of the existing Westmont Downtown building one block from State Street.  Our clinical practicums will be completed mainly at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with a few other ambulatory settings in and around Santa Barbara County. Please explore our nursing website, ensure you have completed all the prerequisites for the program, and get your documents ready for the Spring 2023 application.

 - Dr. Carol Velas, Founding Director of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Nursing student hand's on learning.