Elevate your skills
New laws, regulations and changes in health care are placing greater demands on your expertise, making your education and skills even more essential. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for nurses to grow 19 percent between 2012 to 2022.1
As the front line of primary care, it is vital that nurses be prepared to provide optimal patient outcomes in an era of increased demand for health care providers.
The Institute of Medicine and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation believe advanced education is needed to ensure the nurse workforce of the future is appropriately educated for anticipated role expansions and changing population needs. In their recent report, "The Future of Nursing," the health care organizations recommend 80 percent of nurses have a bachelor's degree or higher by 2020.2
Prepare for these changing dynamics in health care through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Your future with a BSN
A BSN can help you become the nurse tomorrow needs by equipping you to provide optimal care and to improve your professional life.
Employability. BSN prepared nurses are essential to hospitals seeking Magnet® status.
Job satisfaction. The knowledge and skills developed through a BSN program help nurses become more confident and independent in their role.
Performance. Through a BSN degree program, nurses can tackle the finer details of patient treatment. Studies have shown that patients treated by a BSN-prepared nurse have better outcomes.3
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs
Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocation Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(available at select campus locations in Arizona and California)
For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–15 Edition, Registered Nurses. Retrieved August 11, 2015, from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.
2 Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2011). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC. Retrieved June 2, 2015, from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12956/the-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health.
3 Aiken LH, Cimiotti JP, Smith HL, Flynn L, Neff DF. The Effects of Nurse Staffing and Nurse Education on Patient Deaths in Hospitals with Different Nurse Work Environments. Medical care. 2011:49 (12): 1047-1053. Doi:10.1097/MLR.0b01e3182330b6e. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217062/
State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs, or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter practice. http://www.abn.alabama.gov.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).