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The Postbaccalaureate Clinical Nursing Program (PBCNP) is a full-time, 12-month upper-division clinical nursing program designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline who wish to become a Registered Nurse (RN) by completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, the PBCNP starts annually each spring semester. Admission is competitive. Students start the program in January and graduate with their BSN in December. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN to gain licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Admission Deadline: September 1
Enrollment in the PBCNP program occurs each year in the spring semester.
Application Deadline: September 1
Enrollment in the PBCNP program occurs each year in the Spring semester.
All steps below must be completed by the application deadline. These steps are listed in the typical order of completion; however, in some cases, students will complete in a different sequence.
By the application deadline, 8 of the 10 prerequisites must be complete, including three of the four lab science courses (BIO 201, BIO 202, CHM 101, and MIC 205/206 or approved equivalent courses). The remaining 2 courses may be in progress at time of application, but must be completed by mid-December (date is determined each year based on the ASU Academic Calendar). Lab science courses must have been taken within 7 years of the semester in which the program will start.
Prerequisites may be completed at ASU or another regionally accredited institution. Use ASU’s Transfer Guide to determine if your transfer courses are equivalent to the prerequisites listed above. If your transfer courses are not listed in the Transfer Guide, click “Submit Course for Evaluation” from the Transfer Guide main menu.
Minimum 3.00 GPA (Select GPA and Prerequisite GPA)
There are two GPA calculations used to determine selection and eligibility for advancement into the PBCNP. Both the Select GPA and Prerequisite GPA must meet or exceed a 3.00 GPA. Plus (+)/Minus (-) grades are not used for calculation.
Course Repeat and Replacement Policy: Per university policy, students may not repeat an undergraduate course for credit when a grade of “C” or higher is earned. There are limited opportunities to replace a course to improve your select GPA. All replacement courses must be approved by Edson College Student Services. Please contact us at (602) 496-0937 for assistance with replacement courses.
|Required Titer||Vaccinations OR Positive Titer||Other Requirements|
Measles/Rubeola (MMR) (lab report required)
Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
Mumps (MMR) (lab report required)
Influenza (Flu) Vaccination
|CPR Basic Lift Support for the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer|
(current within last 2 years)
Rubella (MMR) (lab report required)
Tdap or Dtap Vaccination
(current within last 12 months)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) (lab report required)
In addition, selected students must:
Selection for the PBCNP is competitive and placement is not guaranteed. Approximately 60 students are advanced each spring. To determine which applicants are selected to advance into the program, we utilize academic merit to calculate an Advancement Score. The Advancement Score is 50% based on Select GPA and 50% based on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score.
Students with ASU degrees in the following majors will receive preference for up to 50% of the available seats in each advancement cycle: community health, health care coordination, health entrepreneurship and innovation, and integrative health.
At this time, no other academic, professional or philanthropic items are considered.
Advancement Score Calculation
The maximum advancement score a student can earn is a 2.000, which would be a 4.000 Select GPA and 100% TEAS score. All applicants requesting advancement are ranked from highest to the lowest score with preference for Edson College graduates for half of the available seats. Students are assigned spaces based on their ranking until all spaces are filled. In the event of a tie, admission will be determined using random selection.
Select GPA + TEAS Score = Advancement Score
Historical Data for Students Advanced into the PBCNP
Average Select GPA
Lowest Advancement Score