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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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maricopanursing 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)
aas vs bsn
AAS vs. BSN
  • 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
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
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

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

=

AAS and BSN

the aas is not going away
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
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
Required NAU CEP Pre-Requisites

*Courses used to calculate GPA for CEP admission

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

application process
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
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
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
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

anticipated benefits of cep
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
need more information
Need More Information?
  • MaricopaNursing website
  • Nursing program directors
  • Advisors
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