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There’s a shorter path to a BSN

Earn your ADN and BSN in as little as three years through our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP).

An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) can only take you so far. But there’s good news. You can simultaneously work on your ADN and your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Here’s how: You’ll take ADN classes with one of our community college partners. During semester breaks, you’ll start your BSN at University of Phoenix.

Plus, you and your nursing classmates enroll as a group, known as a cohort, offering a built-in support system as you move through the program.

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Provide us with a few details to find out how to get started. We’ll get back to you soon.

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How our Concurrent Enrollment Program works


Contact us

Call 602.387.9999 or fill out our form to find out how to get started. Our CEP staff is here to help.


Enroll with classmates

Sign up with 15–25 students from your ADN program. You’ll form a group that takes BSN courses together.


Focus on one ​​​​​​​program at a time

You’ll take four BSN courses during community college breaks. Our classes fit your schedule, so you’ll still have a life.


Complete your ADN

Finish your ADN, pass the NCLEX-RN® exam and start your nursing career as you continue in our BSN program.


Transfer your credits

Transfer your block of 87 ADN credits toward your BSN degree. Your CEP enrollment representative will help.


Finish your BSN

Complete the final seven courses of your BSN on campus or online in less than a year.

Why a BSN is the right choice

Even though our CEP fast-tracks students to a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, you may be wondering if a BSN is worth it. We’ll let some outside experts speak to that:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a BSN generally have better job prospects than those without one.

In 2010, The Institute of Medicine issued a “Future of Nursing” report, which set a goal of increasing the percentage of nurses with a BSN from 50 percent in 2010 to 80 percent by 2020.

According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, 100 percent of nurse leaders in Magnet systems must have a bachelor’s degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is your CEP tuition?

It's $350 per credit. At 33 credit hours, total tuition is $11,550.

How will I work on ​​​​​​​my ADN and BSN together?

You’ll take BSN courses during semester breaks. Programs ​​​​​​​don’t overlap.

How much credit will I get for my ADN?

You’ll transfer a block of 87 credits to University of Phoenix ​​​​​​​for earning your ADN.

How many University of Phoenix courses will I take at a time?

You’ll never take more than one 5-week course at a time.

What semester can ​​​​​​​I start your CEP?

Our CEP is offered to first, second and third semester students.

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a group of at least 15 students from your community college program.

Are you accredited?

Yes. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs ​​​​​​​at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

Ready to get started earning your ADN and BSN in as little as three years? Call 602.387.9999 or fill out our form. We’re here to help, and we’ll get back to you soon.



Next session begins OCT 20.
Some program start times may vary.

Please call 844.YES.UOPX for full schedule and details.

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