Undergraduate Fast Track Nursing

Get on the FAST TRACK for nursing with a bachelor’s degree at Westmont.

Earn two bachelor’s degrees in just four and a half years.

Westmont’s new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), operated in partnership with Cottage Health and Sansum Clinics in Santa Barbara, offers a fast track for first-year and transfer students interested in nursing. Complete three years of general education and science courses on the Montecito campus, and you can enter the ABSN program as you finish your first bachelor's degree. 


Connect with your academic advisor and the ABSN admissions representative and apply using the NursingCAS application. If accepted, you begin the ABSN program in the final semester of your final year and attend classes at the Westmont Downtown campus. You receive your first degree at the end of that semester and complete your ABSN in one additional year. You'll earn two bachelor’s degrees in just four and a half years. Westmont financial aid is available for the two degrees.


Nursing Fast Track Flyer



These courses satisfy each requirement for the ABSN program. An academic advisor will work with you on your class selections to help you stay on course for the nursing program.

  • Human Physiology with Lab
  • Human Anatomy with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • Any chemistry course with lab
  • Thinking Historically
  • Composition
  • Public Speaking
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Working Artistically
  • Reading Imaginative Literature


Westmont Downtown

The Westmont Downtown building houses the nursing program on the specially renovated first and second floors. The facility features a state-of-the-art simulation lab, a team-based learning environment and progressive healthcare facilities to support a vibrant nursing program. The convenient location provides students with easy access to their clinical rotations throughout the Santa Barbara area.

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