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Accelerated BSN Application for Advancement

The Accelerated BSN (ABSN) is open to Postbaccalaureate applicants and Edson College first-degree seeking students who meet the additional requirements: 1) minimum of 70 credit hours completed before the program begins in spring 2023 and 2) must complete all general studies credits (excluding 3 credits upper-division Literacy and 3 credits upper-division Humanities/Social Behavioral Science) before the program begins in spring 2023

Postbaccalaureate applicants may also want to consider applying for the MS Nursing (Entry to Nursing Practice) program.

Applicants are selected for the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) clinical nursing program through a Competitive Application Process (CAP) based on an Advancement Score. The Advancement Score calculation is 50% Select GPA and 50% Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score. Students who have degrees in the following majors at Arizona State University, and meet the minimum eligibility criteria, will be given preference for up to 50% of available seats in the Accelerated BSN each cycle: Community Health, Health Care Coordination, Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Health Care Compliance and Regulations and Integrative Health.  In the event of an Advancement Score tie, admission will be determined by random selection.

All items on the Application for Advancement must be completed for students to be considered for advancement to the Accelerated BSN.

Advancement Pathways*

There are two advancement pathways for the Accelerated BSN: Postbaccalaureate applicant and Edson College first bachelor’s degree-seeking applicant.

Admissions and Transfer Coursework

If you have remaining prerequisite courses that you will be in progress in fall 2022, list the courses below. Include one course per line with course code, institution name, credit hours, and end date (e.g., BIO 202, Mesa Community College, 4 units, ends 5/6/2022). If all prerequisite courses are completed, write Completed.

Final transcripts with grades posted must be on file with Arizona State University by December 12, 2022.
Provide your bachelor’s degree awarded, institution name, and the date degree conferred (e.g., Bachelor of Science in Biology, Northern Arizona University, December 12, 2022) OR write in ‘first degree-seeking applicant’.

Non-Academic Items Required for Advancement

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Applicants are allowed one attempt at the TEAS per application cycle unless a failing score below 58.7% is earned. If a student earns less than 58.7% one retest is permitted, but the student must wait a minimum of 30 days between tests, and the second attempt must be on or before August 31, 2022.
I have contacted ATI Testing to request that the official transcript be sent to ASU; and I have confirmed that the official transcript has been received by the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation before the application deadline.

Health and Safety Requirements

If I am selected to advance or if I am placed on the alternate list, I understand that all of the following Health and Safety requirements will be due by October 16, 2022.

I understand that if I do not meet the Health and Safety requirements upon request by October 16, 2022, my space in the program will be forfeited. I understand the importance of reading the requirements carefully and beginning the process early so that I am fully aware and prepared for the deadline.

For more information about the Health and Safety Requirements, please review the spring 2023 Advancement Guide and the Health and Safety Checklist.
Required Titer Vaccinations Other Requirements Additional Forms
Measles/Rubeola (MMR) (lab report required)
If negative, nonreactive, or equivocal, proof of immunization series is required - See details in the Advancement Guide

Hepatitis B
(Vaccination series or positive titer)

Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
(Unrestricted and unexpired)
Statement of Health Clearance
A healthcare professional must sign a college-provided form verifying that they meet the requirements to perform the functions of a nursing student.
Mumps (MMR) (lab report required)
If negative, nonreactive, or equivocal, proof immunization series is required - See details in the Advancement Guide
Influenza (Flu) Vaccination
Administered within the current flu season (vaccine must have been given after August 1, 2022
CPR American Heart Association BLS Provider
Current within the last 2 years
Consent to Verify Personal Information to Clinical Agencies
To authorize the college to release health, immunization, and other information to clinical placement agencies. (Available after advancement or alternate status)
Rubella (MMR) (lab report required)<
If negative, nonreactive, or equivocal, proof of immunization series is required - See details in the Advancement Guide
Tdap or Dtap Vaccination
Must contain Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (current within last 10 years

Tuberculin Test
1. Negative IGRA blood test (lab report required) (Skin test and chest x-ray not accepted)
or
2. If positive results, Annual ASU TB Screening Questionnaire signed by a licensed healthcare provider.

(current within last 12 months)

Statement of Disclosure
Acknowledge that they may be at risk of known or unknown exposure to devices, equipment, or treatments that may be potentially harmful. (Available after advancement or alternate status)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) (lab report required)
If negative, nonreactive, or equivocal, proof of immunization series is required - See details in the Advancement Guide

COVID-19 Vaccination Students should complete the full series (1-2 doses depending on the manufacturer) of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Insurance Coverage
Students can purchase private health insurance or enroll in ASU student health insurance. Bridge Discount Plan is not eligible.
 

Renewal:
If CPR, Tdap, Fingerprint Clearance Card, or TB renewal date falls within January 1 - April 30, students must renew prior to December 20th.
If CPR, Tdap, Fingerprint Clearance Card, or TB renewal date falls within May 1 - July 31, students must renew prior to April 20th.
If CPR, Tdap, Fingerprint Clearance Card, or TB renewal date falls within August 1 - December 31, students must renew prior to July 20th.

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