Online RN to BSN – Concurrent Enrollment Program

Are you ready to master the art and science of nursing? Arizona State University’s online RN to BSN concurrent enrollment program allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) while you complete your associate degree in nursing at the same time. This program prepares you for the multi-faceted demands of this rewarding profession. You’ll become an advocate for patients and an expert in bedside care.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 9

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Earn your online BSN while completing your ADN

This time-efficient and cost-effective pathway enables you to earn an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing simultaneously. You’ll take the required coursework to become a registered nurse (RN) in person at your community college. At the same time, you’ll complete coursework 100% online to earn a BSN at Arizona State University.

Coursework in this program builds on the knowledge you acquire in your ADN program. You’ll learn about nursing theory, research, public and global health, management and more. The curriculum includes a variety of assignments and clinical practice experiences that’ll strengthen your communication, clinical reasoning, problem-solving and interprofessional skills. As an RN to BSN graduate, you’ll gain the skills needed to excel in the face of health care reforms, advances in technology and ongoing discoveries in evidence-based practice, such as:

  • Client advocacy to facilitate positive change.
  • Clinical knowledge and skills for state certification.
  • Critical thinking, clinical reasoning and problem solving.
  • Nursing management and leadership skills.
  • Professional communication (oral and written).
  • Research in evidence-based practice.

The benefits of earning a BSN

 

As health care evolves, the field of nursing demands skilled practitioners who can improve patient outcomes. Today's nurses go beyond providing bedside care. They become respected researchers and leaders in the development of evidence-based practices to advance nursing.

The National Academy of Medicine recommends that 80% of all nurses have a BSN by 2030. Further, early career registered nurses should possess a four-year BSN degree at a minimum, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

As a BSN graduate, you may have more job opportunities, improved job security and be considered for more competitive roles than nurses who don’t have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Additional benefits to earning a BSN include:

  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Higher salary.
  • Improved patient outcomes, including lower mortality rates and lower failure to rescue rates.

How does a concurrent enrollment program work?

 

If you’re a current associate degree in nursing student who wants a higher level of knowledge in nursing, this program may be right for you.

This innovative concurrent enrollment program is designed to accelerate your pathway to a nursing career while minimizing your costs. A pathway for academic progression, this program allows for continuous, dual enrollment in both an associate degree in nursing through a regionally accredited community college and a bachelor’s degree in nursing through ASU Online. Ultimately, you can graduate at the same time with both degrees.

This program is for those who are actively admitted or enrolled in a regionally accredited clinical nursing program at a community college. If you already have your ADN, check out the traditional online RN to BSN program.

Disclaimer: Students must be admitted to an associate degree nursing program at a regionally accredited college. The program is offered to students in all states, excluding Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

RN to BSN courses

In this program, you’ll take courses that are specifically designed to complement and enhance your associate degree classes. Your course load will be manageable, so you’ll be capable of earning both degrees simultaneously. The concurrent enrollment RN to BSN nursing courses include professional nursing theory, nursing research and evidence, public health nursing and more.


NUR 318: Nursing Research and Evidence Translation (L)


NUR 391: Professional Nursing Theory (L)


NUR 392: Health Promotion Across the Life Span


NUR 440: Community and Public Health Nursing in the United States


NUR 444: Innovation in Nursing


NUR 445: Nursing Management in Health Care


NUR 460: The Art of Nursing (HU)


NUR 464: Capstone: The Synthesis of Professional Nursing


The jobs a BSN prepares you for

When you complete a BSN, you’ll be a more competitive applicant for RN positions at major hospitals and medical centers. Your knowledge of evidence-based practice, public and community health, research, leadership and management will provide you with the opportunity for career advancement. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for advanced roles, such as critical care nurse, nursing leader, chief nursing officer and more. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $35,760

Clinical Nurse Specialist


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Critical Care Nurse


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Intensive Care Nurse


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)


Growth: 5.3 %
Salary: $54,620

Nurse Anesthetist


Growth: 9.0 %
Salary: $203,090

Nurse Midwife


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $120,880

Nurse Practitioner


Growth: 44.5 %
Salary: $121,610

Psychiatric Nurse


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Study with nursing professionals

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Study with nursing professionals

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

How to apply

Application requirements

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Learn from one of the most advanced schools in health and patient care

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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