Nursing, BSN

The BSN program prepares you to provide high-quality professional nursing care. Learn from a curriculum centered upon evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, innovation, interprofessional communication and information technology.

Through a curriculum centered upon evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, innovation, interprofessional communication and information technology, the BSN degree program prepares students to provide high-quality professional nursing care. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be earned through several unique pathways.

Prelicensure Nursing Programs

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation offers two prelicensure tracks that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing: the traditional prelicensure clinical nursing program and the post-baccalaureate clinical nursing program.

Students pursuing advancement to the traditional prelicensure clinical nursing program complete prerequisite coursework and request advancement to the upper-division nursing program. The upper-division nursing program may be completed in a 16-month year-round schedule or a 24-month academic year schedule. Students admitted directly into a traditional prelicensure clinical nursing program must meet continuing eligibility criteria to advance to the upper-division nursing program. Directly admitted nursing students who do not meet continuing eligibility criteria, transfer students, or students who are changing majors may apply for advancement to the upper-division nursing program, competing for any remaining spaces.

Students pursuing advancement to the post-baccalaureate clinical nursing program complete prerequisite coursework and apply for advancement to the 12-month upper-division clinical nursing program. Students are admitted to the post-baccalaureate nursing program annually in the spring semester.

Online RN to BSN program

The online RN to BSN program is available to students who have earned an associate degree in nursing or a nursing diploma and have a current RN license in good standing with the Board of Nursing. The RN to BSN program courses are offered online in 7.5-week sessions and can be completed in 14 to 24 months. There are five starts per year: twice in the fall, twice in the spring, and once in the summer. Assignments vary from course to course and may include readings, papers, presentations and practice application activities completed in the student's geographic area. Transfer pathway agreements are in place with all community colleges in Arizona, which provide additional benefits to students. The RN to BSN program does not have approval from the Boards of Nursing in Tennessee, Rhode Island or Washington to be offered to RNs licensed in those states. Find out more here.

Concurrent Enrollment Program

The concurrent enrollment program pathway is offered through participating community colleges. This program is designed for qualified nursing students who are interested in earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing while simultaneously pursuing their AAS in nursing. Selected students will be enrolled in the community college program and ASU RN to BSN courses concurrently. RN to BSN courses taken at ASU will be delivered in an online format.

Eastern Arizona College Partnership

The ASU and Eastern Arizona College partnership has two options: the concurrent enrollment program and the RN to BSN. The concurrent enrollment program is designed for qualified students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in nursing from EAC while simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from ASU. Another option allows students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing to pursue the ASU BSN at Eastern Arizona College on the Thatcher campus.

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Degree Offered

Location
Downtown, Eastern Arizona College, Online

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A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help students stay on the right track to graduation.

Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman
Transfer
International
Readmission

Additional Requirements

Affording College

Scholarships
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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Simulation Experience

Simulation & Learning Resources (SLR) provides a clinical simulation experience to students and faculty in the Nursing program in addition to providing interprofessional simulation experiences. The simulation experience is a teaching technique in which students make assessments, exercise clinical decision-making skills, and provide interventions within varying levels of fidelity. Our 18,000 sq. ft. facility is equipped with state of the art technology resources, including simulation suites with patient rooms, skills labs, a health assessment lab, and a computer library commons. SLR supports hands-on skill development both in person and through the extensive online resources and video library.

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Workshops

Traditional Prelicensure
Advancement Workshop
Post-Baccalaureate
Placement Workshop
Students that are preparing to submit an application packet for an upcoming Traditional Pre-Licensure Clinical Nursing Program deadline must attend a TPCNP Advancement Workshop. In addition to receiving the application materials, students will also learn about required documentation that must accompany the application packet. Consultation with a nursing academic advisor is mandatory before determining readiness for a TPCNP Advancement Workshop.Students that are preparing to submit an application packet for an upcoming Post-Baccalaureate Clinical Nursing Program deadline must attend a Post-Baccalaureate Placement Workshop. In addition to receiving the application materials, students will also learn about required documentation that must accompany the application packet. Consultation with a nursing academic advisor is mandatory before determining readiness for a Post-Baccalaureate Placement Workshop.
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Career Opportunities

Graduates deliver nursing care to individuals, families and communities. Completion of this degree program also prepares individuals for entrance into graduate study in nursing at the master's or doctoral degree levels, which is essential for teaching, administration, clinical specialization and research.

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career*Growth*Median Salary
17.6%
$25,100
16.0%
$66,640
16.0%
$66,640
16.0%
$66,640
16.3%
$42,490
16.9%
$92,810
19.3%
$153,780
24.6%
$96,970
35.2%
$95,350
19.3%
$66,100
16.0%
$66,640
16.0%
$66,640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

 

 

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