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In health care, the decisions you make are opportunities to improve lives. Empower yourself to make informed choices about the patients you serve and earn a BSN degree. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help you provide more comprehensive patient care and enable you to take on more leadership roles in an array of health care settings.
The University of Phoenix College of Health Professions is committed to helping you prepare to be a more essential part of a health care delivery team through:
Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program prepares you to enter this field.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education* (CCNE), is a program designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses. The curriculum builds on a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences, which contribute to the science of nursing. The liberal arts components enhance the development of the intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of the professional nurse. This baccalaureate program includes behavioral objectives that concentrate on the development of the nurse's role as researcher, practitioner, and leader. Using human caring as a framework, registered nurses are prepared as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, progressional skills, and knowledge to patient outcomes and health care systems. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program has a 38-credit required course of study. The required course of study includes a capstone course that synthesizes baccalaureate student learning outcomes. The required course of study fulfills only part of the 120-minimum-credit requirement for degree completion. *Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202-887-6791
This program is a post-licensure education program designed for nurses with current RN licensure who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the professional field of nursing. The program is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses and prepare them as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, professional skills and knowledge to client outcomes and health care systems.
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. www.abn.alabama.gov
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
*Although these courses are accepted by some state boards of nursing toward continuing licensing requirements, this may not be the case in all states. Please check with your own state board for applicability.
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Every class is taught by a master's- or doctoral-prepared nursing professional. Our more than 800 faculty members average more than 5 years of teaching experience and 14 years of professional experience — many of them are in roles you may aspire to, including Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and nurse educator.
Our intimate class sizes in the School of Nursing average 14 students, allowing for dynamic, personal interaction with your classmates and instructors. To us, you’re more than just a face in a crowded lecture hall. That's why you also get a team of representatives that will be with you every step of the way until you graduate.
Flexibility counts when your time is in demand. University of Phoenix gives you the option of learning online around your schedule and personal needs, or of attending classes at one of our participating locations across the country.
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 (CCNE) (aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
You can find academic support through the Center for Mathematics Excellence, the Center for Writing Excellence and our University Library, which features 30,000 full-text books, 44,000 journals and more than 250 individual information repositories. You can also find life and career coaching, financial advice, daily living and counseling resources through our Life Resource Center.
Our specially-trained nursing representatives understand your needs and can help determine what program's best for you.
If you’re ready to further your nursing education and have a greater understanding of evolving patient care requirements, contact an enrollment representative today. Specially-trained nursing advisors are available to help you.
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
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.
For more than 30 years, our School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.
Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.
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.