The RN to BSN concurrent enrollment program provides an innovative, online curriculum designed for qualified nursing students who are interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, while simultaneously pursuing their associate’s degree in nursing.

CEP courses range in length from 7.5 to 15 weeks.
Students take 10 RN to BSN courses in addition to their associate degree courses.
Some students will need additional upper division credits.

Earn your BSN online while earning your associate degree in nursing

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between select community colleges and Arizona State University which provides nursing students the opportunity to complete both their associate degree in nursing through their community college and their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through ASU simultaneously. CEP nursing students take nursing coursework in-person at their community college and 100% online through ASU. This program offers a time-efficient and cost-effective pathway to the BSN while gaining your associate degree in nursing.

ASU CEP courses build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the associate degree in nursing program and includes research, evidence-based practice, community and global public health, and leadership and management. Coursework includes a variety of assignments and practical activities designed to build skills in oral and written communication, teamwork and interprofessionalism, and clinical reasoning and problem solving. Our BSN graduates are engaged, innovative professionals who utilize critical thinking, effective communication and client advocacy to facilitate positive change.

Current community college CEP partners

Our program is always expanding! If you don’t see your community college listed below, contact us to learn more about earning your online BSN through ASU. Contact us at

  • Arizona Western College.
  • Central Arizona College.
  • Cochise College.
  • Eastern Arizona College. (Note: The EAC CEP program is offered in a hybrid format on-campus at Eastern Arizona College’s Thatcher campus.)
  • Maricopa Community College District.
  • Northland Pioneer College.
  • Pima Community College.
  • Yavapai College.

Already an associate degree-prepared Registered Nurse? You can also apply to our online RN to BSN degree.

College achievements:

  • ASU, in partnership with Scottsdale Health Care and other Arizona universities, received an award from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services to help increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses.

  • ASU, in partnership with Arizona Diversity Business Development Center, Banner Health, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment, and Maricopa Workforce Connections, received funding from the U.S. Department of Labor for ASU to provide BSN education to Banner Health RNs and to increase the diversity of new applicants to nursing and other health professions. This initiative is referred to as called Project MADE (Meeting Arizona’s Demand for Healthcare Workers Effectively).

  • 22nd in the country for its Doctor in Nursing Practice as ranked by the U.S. News & World Report.

  • 35th in the country for its master's programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


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Full-time, distinguished nursing faculty with expertise in their practice area have tailored this respected program to an online format that makes earning your BSN convenient and affordable. ASU faculty are experts in online teaching and are also involved in research and service to the community.

Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

  • 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.

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online RN to BSN have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


To be eligible to start the ASU Concurrent Enrollment Program to earn your BSN, students must:

  1. Apply and be accepted to one of our partner community college’s nursing programs. In addition, students must complete any requirements of their selected community college.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Listed as ASU courses. Use ASU’s Transfer Guideto determine course equivalency from your community college.
    • ENG 101 First-Year Composition
    • ENG 102 First-Year Composition
    • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • MIC 205/206 Microbiology with Lab
    • CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry with Lab
    • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • MAT 142 College Mathematics (or higher)
  3. Apply to ASU.

CEP students may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited community college. Students with academic credits from a regionally accredited university may be able to transfer more credits.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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Don’t meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into ASU through the Earned Admission Track. To begin, go to Earned Admission and click Register Now. If Earned Admission is right for you, an enrollment advisor will reach out with more details.

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