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There’s a faster path to an RN to BSN

Take advantage of our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) 

An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) can only take you so far. But there’s good news. While you are completing your ADN you can start upper division nursing courses from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. 

Here’s how: While completing your ADN degree with one of our alliance community colleges, you’ll take up to four upper division nursing courses toward your RN to BSN at University of Phoenix.

Plus, you will enroll as a group, called a cohort, with other students also completing their ADN, giving you a built-in support system as you move through the courses.

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How our Concurrent Enrollment Program works


Contact us

Call 602.387.9999 or complete the Get in touch section at the top of the page to find out how to get started. Our CEP staff is here to help.


Enroll with other ADN students

Sign up with students just like you, completing their ADN. You’ll form a group that takes the upper division nursing courses together.


Focus on one ​​​​​​​program at a time

Depending on which semester you start, you will take up to four upper division nursing courses from our BSN program during community college breaks.


Complete your ADN

Finish your ADN, pass the NCLEX-RN® exam and begin your nursing career. Then you’ll be on track to start your BSN program.


Transfer your credits

Work with your enrollment representative to apply and transfer your 87 ADN credits toward your BSN degree.


Finish your BSN

Congratulations, you’re on track to complete your RN to BSN in less than a year.

Why take the CEP path

The CEP fast-tracks students to a bachelor’s degree in nursing, so why is a BSN so important?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a BSN are generally expected to have better job prospects than those without one. BLS projections are not specific students or graduates of University of Phoenix.

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 and the price is guaranteed to carry over into the BSN program at University of Phoenix.

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

You’ll take upper division nursing courses from University of Phoenix during semester breaks from your community college. 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?

The courses from our BSN program are designed to take one 5-week course at a time.

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

You can begin your CEP courses after the first, second or third semester at your community college.

What is a cohort?

A CEP cohort is a group of at least 15 students in the same class, all working on their ADN at their community college.

Are your nursing programs 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 complete the Get in touch section at the top of the page. We’re here to help, and we’ll get back to you soon.

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