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ADN/BSN Concurrent Programs

Nursing (ADN) AAS

Important Notice

New application process effective December 1, 2022.
ALL students must attend a Nursing Information Session

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, Arizona State University or Grand Canyon University while pursuing their associate degree in nursing (ADN) at Pima. Grand Canyon University also offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) option.

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. 

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

Nurses who have completed their BSN or MSN 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

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.
  • Students must complete the National League of Nursing Pre-Admission Examination for RN applicants (NLN PAX-RN).
    • Students may take the NLN PAX-RN once every 6 months. Each exam is good for one year from the date the student took the exam. 
    • 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: PCC Student NLN Guide
    • All students are required to create an account. Students can create an account by clicking on the following Registration URL.
  • Once prerequisite coursework is complete and the application window opens, students can apply through the MyPima application portal.
  • Program information is communicated via PCC student email, it is imperative to check your PCC student email address. Please ensure that your personal information is up to date with the College should you need to be contacted.
  • Applicants are selected based upon prerequisite GPA and nursing entrance exam scores. Selection is decided by a defined point system. Students are strongly encouraged to apply regardless of the number of points self-calculated.
  • Students not selected for admission are encouraged to re-apply the following semester.
  • Application deadlines: The application deadline for the Spring semester is June 1 (application window is April 1 – June 1). Application deadline for the Fall semester is February 1 (application window is Dec 1 – February 1).
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