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.
You’ll take up to four courses from our BSN program during your community college breaks. After you graduate, you can begin your nursing career.
Once you complete your ADN at an alliance community college and pass the NCLEX-RN® exam you can transfer in a block of 87 credits towards your RN to BSN at University of Phoenix.
In addition to your transferred credits, you’ll need just 33 credits, less your CEP credits, to complete your RN to BSN. That means you’ll complete a large portion of your degree at community college rates.
How our Concurrent Enrollment Program works
Enroll with other ADN students
Focus on one program at a time
Complete your ADN
Transfer your credits
Finish your BSN
Why take the CEP path
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
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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.
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