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Traditional Prelicensure Clinical Nursing Program

The Traditional Prelicensure Clinical Nursing Program (TPCNP), located at the Downtown Phoenix campus, is designed for students who want to become a Registered Nurse (RN) and are completing their first bachelor’s degree. Students pursuing this pathway complete prerequisite coursework and then apply for advancement to the upper-division clinical nursing program. Students selected for advancement complete the upper-division clinical nursing program in either a 16-month year-round schedule or a 24-month academic year schedule. Graduates will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN to gain RN licensure.

There are two ways to advance into the upper-division clinical nursing program: Direct Admission and Competitive Admission. Directly admitted students who meet Continuing Eligibility Criteria while attending ASU are guaranteed a space in the upper-division clinical 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.

Enrollment in the upper-division clinical nursing program occurs three times per year in the summer, fall and spring terms. There are two advancement cycles each year for three TPCNP cohorts. Below are the deadlines to apply for advancement into the upper-division clinical nursing program for each TPCNP cohort.

These deadlines do not apply to incoming students who are not ready to apply for advancement.

Cohort
Schedule
Application Deadline

Summer Cohort
16-month year-round
February 1 

Fall Cohort
24-month academic year
February 1

Spring Cohort
24-month academic year 
September 1