Accelerated Hybrid Option

Allen College's Accelerated BSN Hybrid option allows students to complete the BSN curriculum using a blended course delivery format. Both synchronous and asynchronous teaching strategies are used. Students view recorded lectures asynchronously as scheduled each week and complete online learning activities at a time that best fits their schedule. Students also participate in synchronous classes via distance learning (Blackboard Collaborate) every week. Exams are completed via distance using a remote proctoring method at a specific date and time determined by faculty. All labs and simulations in the program will take place on campus in Waterloo.

Clinical opportunities in the program will take place at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines or UnityPoint Health - Waterloo.

Each semester of the Hybrid program is unique in its face-to-face requirements:


Waterloo Requirements
Clinical Hours Requirements - Waterloo or Des Moines
Summer I
Biweekly labs, up to two consecutive days
One day weekly for last five weeks              
Fall One to two days of simulation
Two days each week for entire semester
NA 12 12-hour days, will include some weekends
Summer II Five to six total days for simulation, skill review , and NCLEX review Hours for NU450 and NU492 may be completed throughout the state