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ADN/BSN Concurrent Programs

Nursing (ADN) AAS

The Concurrent Enrollment Associate of Applied Science/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing program allows qualified associate degree nursing students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Northern Arizona University or Arizona State University while pursuing their associate's degree in nursing (ADN) at Pima.

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) provides an affordable course of study that, followed in sequence, enables students to complete their BSN degree concurrently with their associate degree. 

Students enrolled in the program will follow the traditional course of study for all PCC students pursuing their associate degree in nursing, but at the same time they also will be enrolled in required university nursing courses. Because the university courses are taken online or in hybrid format, all courses will be offered in Tucson.

Upon successful completion of a CEP program, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

Nurses who have completed their BSN are highly valued by potential employers. CEP graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to begin their nursing career with a degree that will promote professional success and advancement.

Program Eligibility, Costs, and Program Requirements

The ADN/BSN brochures provide more information on eligibility, required pre- and co-requisite courses, health and safety requirements, clinical requirements and estimated program costs:  Arizona State University flier  |  Northern Arizona University brochure  |  Grand Canyon University brochure  |  University of Phoenix flier

NOTE: The University of Phoenix BSN program is currently under review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) regarding accreditation. Students interested in enrollment at the University of Phoenix should contact them directly for more details PRIOR to enrolling. Any questions regarding this review process should be directed to the University of Phoenix.

Program Admission

Selective Admissions Program: The concurrent enrollment programs (CEP) are selective admissions. Students must meet additional requirements beyond the traditional Associate of Applied Science in Nursing requirements. Students must complete the following to be considered:

  • Attend a mandatory information session.  View an online calendar with information session dates.
  • Download the CEP program of choice brochure linked above
  • Complete the required prerequisites for both the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing AND the university of choice.
  • Complete Accuplacer Reading assessment.
  • Complete the National League of Nursing Pre-Admission Examination for RN applicants (NLN PAX-RN).
  • Students must complete the National League of Nursing Pre-Admission Examination for RN applicants (NLN PAX-RN).
    • Students are allowed to take the NLN PAX-RN once every 6 months.
    • The NLN Student Guide will provide you with everything you need to create your NLN account, schedule your exam, take your actual test and access your scores. The student guide can be accessed at this link: NLN Student Guide
    • All students are required to create an account. Students can create an account by clicking on the following Registration URL
  • Download the CEP application and complete. Submit applications electronically in one fluid PDF via PCC student email to If applying to more than one CEP university, a separate application must be submitted for each program.

Applicants will be selected based upon a defined point system by a Nursing Admissions Selection Committee. Selected candidates will be informed by PCC student email after the committee review (typically two to three weeks after the deadline).

Application deadlines are:

  • February 1st annually (begin university courses in the summer and PCC courses in the fall). Applications accepted between December 1 and February 1.
  • June 1st annually (begin university courses in the fall and begin PCC courses in the spring). Applications accepted between April 1 and June 1.
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