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Fast Track To Success: MaricopaNursing’s AAS/BSN C oncurrent E nrollment P rogram. MaricopaNursing Program. Four-semester nursing program: Blocks 1-4 Includes full time, part time, accelerated, hybrid, evening, and weekend options

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Fast Track To Success:MaricopaNursing’s AAS/BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program

MaricopaNursing Program

  • Four-semester nursing program: Blocks 1-4

  • Includes full time, part time, accelerated, hybrid, evening, and weekend options

  • Clinical experiences provided in variety of agencies throughout the Valley

  • On completion students are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS)

  • Eligible to take NCLEX-RN to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN)

MaricopaNursing Program of Study


  • IOM: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

    • BSN in 10

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Educating Nurses, A Call For Radical Transformation

    • Recommendation to require the BSN for entry to practice

  • ANCC magnet designation of many valley hospitals

  • Economic downturn

BSN Benefits

Additional education beyond AAS provides:

  • Additional professional knowledge

  • Increased emphasis on community health and leadership

  • Credential desired by employers

  • Career advancement opportunities

    • Nursing leadership roles

    • Path to advanced practice roles

Concurrent Enrollment Program(CEP)

  • Modeled after partnership between University of Central Florida and Seminole State College

  • Initial partnership with NAU and MaricopaNursing

    • Pilot cohort started at GCC fall 2011

    • Additional cohorts will begin at SCC, GWCC, and MCC in spring 2012

  • Additional partnerships now being planned with University of Phoenix and Arizona State University

What is the AAS/BSN Concurrent Program?

Completion of pre-requisites, co-requisites and NUR330


Concurrent enrollment in MaricopaNursing and

NAU RN-BSN online courses


Completion of 10 additional NAU RN-BSN credits



The AAS is NOT Going Away!

  • The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree is still the primary program for MaricopaNursing

  • The CEP is an option for those who believe that the concurrent AAS/BSN program is for them - it is not for everyone

  • MaricopaNursing has excellent outcomes, exemplary graduates, and our AAS program remains a premier program

Program Eligibility

Admission Criteria:

  • Completion of all admission criteria for the MaricopaNursing pool

  • Nursing Program Admission test

  • Completion of all pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements for MaricopaNursing and NAU

  • GPA 3.0 for selected courses

Required NAU CEP Pre-Requisites

*Courses used to calculate GPA for CEP admission

**Or meet MCCCD Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) certificate

Program of Study

*Elective Honors Courses

Application Process

  • Only students in MaricopaNursing pool eligible to apply

  • Must attend Information Session

  • Applications accepted once/semester

  • Submit with application:

    • Copy of nursing school admission scores

    • Transcripts

    • Two letters of reference (from professors, administrators, employers, or professional colleagues)

Student Selection

  • Competitive process

  • Applications accepted in February for fall 2012 admission and in June for spring 2013 admission

  • Students selected per scoring rubric by program admission criteria:

    • GPA

    • HESI A2 score

    • Completed courses

    • Letters of recommendation

CEP Admission

  • All CEP applicants notified of:

    • Full admission

    • Provisional admission

    • Alternate status

    • Denial

  • Students not chosen for admission will not lose time/date stamp for MaricopaNursing pool

  • Students not chosen for CEP admission may reapply

Program Cost

  • Tuition*:

    • $2,485 MaricopaNursing

    • $9,800 NAU

    • $15,000 UOP

    • ASU- must be calculated online

  • Textbooks, course fees, and supplies are additional

  • Financial aid is available BUT is affected by many factors

    • Number of hours of undergraduate credit

    • Previous degree

    • Full-time/part-time status

*Approximate tuition costs

Projected CEP EnrollmentPer Campus

Anticipated Benefits of CEP

  • Increased enrollment in prerequisite courses

  • Affordable BSN education option for students

  • Decreased attrition

  • Improved

    • HESI scores

    • GPA

    • NCLEX-RN pass rates

  • Increased number of AGECs awarded

    • 42% of pilot cohort

  • Improved ability of graduates to obtain employment

  • Recareering

    • 37% of pilot cohort have bachelors or masters degree

  • Increased number of AAS graduates completing BSN

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