Nursing (BSN)

Through a curriculum centered upon evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, innovation, interprofessional communication and information technology, the BSN degree program prepares students to provide high-quality professional nursing care. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be earned through several unique pathways.

Prelicensure Nursing Programs:

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation offers two prelicensure tracks that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing: the traditional prelicensure clinical nursing program and the postbaccalaureate clinical nursing program.

Students pursuing advancement to the traditional prelicensure clinical nursing program complete prerequisite coursework and request advancement to the upper-division nursing program. The upper-division nursing program may be completed in a 16-month year-round schedule or a 24-month academic year schedule. Students admitted directly into a traditional prelicensure clinical nursing program must meet continuing eligibility criteria to advance to the upper-division nursing program. Directly admitted nursing students who do not meet continuing eligibility criteria, transfer students, or students who are changing majors may apply for advancement to the upper-division nursing program, competing for any remaining spaces.

Students pursuing advancement to the postbaccalaureate clinical nursing program complete prerequisite coursework and apply for advancement to the 12-month upper-division clinical nursing program. Students are admitted to the postbaccalaureate nursing program annually in the spring semester.

Online RN to BSN program

The online RN to BSN program ( is available to students who have earned an associate degree in nursing or a nursing diploma and have a current RN license in good standing with the Board of Nursing. The RN to BSN program courses are offered online in 7.5-week sessions and can be completed in 14 to 24 months. There are five starts per year: twice in the fall, twice in the spring, and once in the summer. Assignments vary from course to course and may include readings, papers, presentations and practice application activities completed in the student's geographic area. Transfer pathway agreements are in place with all community colleges in Arizona, which provide additional benefits to students. The RN to BSN program does not have approval from the Boards of Nursing in Tennessee, Rhode Island or Washington to be offered to RNs licensed in those states. More information can be found at

Concurrent Enrollment Program

The concurrent enrollment program pathway is offered through participating community colleges. This program is designed for qualified nursing students who are interested in earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing while simultaneously pursuing their AAS in nursing. Selected students will be enrolled in the community college program and ASU RN to BSN courses concurrently. RN to BSN courses taken at ASU will be delivered in an online format.

Eastern Arizona College Partnership

The ASU and Eastern Arizona College partnership has two options: the concurrent enrollment program and the RN to BSN. The concurrent enrollment program is designed for qualified students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in nursing from EAC while simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from ASU. Another option allows students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing to pursue the ASU BSN at Eastern Arizona College on the Thatcher campus. Courses in this program are delivered in a hybrid format.

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Degree Offered

Nursing (BSN)
Nursing and Health Innovation, College of

Downtown Phoenix campus, ASU@TheGilaValley, Online

Major Map

A major map outlines the degreeā€™s requirements for graduation.

2018 - 2019 Major Map
2010 - 2011 RN - BSN
2011 - 2012 RN - BSN
2012 - 2013 RN - BSN
2013 - 2014 RN - BSN
2014 - 2015 RN - BSN
2015 - 2016 RN - BSN
2016 - 2017 RN - BSN
2017 - 2018 RN - BSN

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Graduates deliver nursing care to individuals, families and communities. Completion of this degree program also prepares individuals for entrance into graduate study in nursing at the master's or doctoral degree levels, which is essential for teaching, administration, clinical specialization and research.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Nursing Assistants 17.6%$25,100
Clinical Nurse Specialists 16%$66,640
Critical Care Nurses 16%$66,640
Acute Care Nurses 16%$66,640
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16.3%$42,490
Medical and Health Services Managers 16.9%$92,810
Nurse Anesthetists 19.3%$153,780
Nurse Midwives 24.6%$96,970
Nurse Practitioners 35.2%$95,350
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 19.3%$66,100
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses 16%$66,640
Registered Nurses 16%$66,640

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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