Skip to Content Request Info
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (CEP) Concurrent Enrollment Program | Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (CEP) Concurrent Enrollment Program

Concurrent Associate Degree - Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program

Our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) allows nursing students to complete coursework for an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing at the same time.

Nursing CEP Partner Institutions

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Chandler, Arizona)
  • Cloud County Community College (Concordia, Kansas)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, Arizona)
  • Gateway Community College (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona)
  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (statewide)
  • Mesa Community College (Mesa, Arizona)
  • North Central Missouri College (Trenton, Missouri)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Phoenix College (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Related Nursing Degrees

Master of Science in Nursing | MSN 

MBA in Health Care Management

Online Nursing Blog

You may also be interested in reading up on the latest nursing topics in our OU Online Blog Spot.

Nursing and the Patient Experience

What You Should Know About the Nursing Shortage

How Online Learning Helps Rural College Students

Nursing (CEP) Concurrent Enrollment Program is offered at the following locations.

  • Overland Park, Kansas
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Online

Nursing Education and Qualifications

The CEP is designed for qualified nursing students who are interested in earning an Associate of Applied Science in nursing at a partner school while completing the necessary degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in nursing at Ottawa University. Most of our graduates go on to pursue their Masters in Nursing.

Nursing Careers  

Earning a BSN degree will not only assist you with opening the door to your future career opportunities but may serve to satisfy your current employer’s organizational objectives, and ultimately the overall profession’s goals for obtaining a higher educated nursing work force. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree was $70,000 annually in 2017. This area is projected to grow 15 percent by 2026. 

With the projected shortage of nurses in concert with the aging population, the demand for well-trained nurse educators and leaders is projected to continue to experience rapid growth. Ottawa University recognizes the huge demand for nurses and makes it easy for students to further their education with this flexible, fully online, accelerated program. There are additional outside influences that have impacted the reason many of these nurses are seeking an online BSN completion educational program: national organizations such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) are advocating and supporting initiatives to increase the number of BSN-prepared nurses at the patient’s bedside. This is being heard by many health care-related facilities, including hospital employers.

Careers in Nursing

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Orthopedic Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse (Surgical/OR Nurse)
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Travel Nurse

Concurrent Nursing Program Course Details and Admission

  • For the Maricopa Community Colleges District/Ottawa University Nursing educational pathway plans, please refer to the following webpage listed under Concurrent Enrollment Programs (CEP); direct your attention to Ottawa University.

University Accreditation

Ottawa University, as a whole, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Specific degree programs within our institution have also been accredited by relevant bodies within the field:

We are proudly recognized for our commitment to student excellence by the following designations:

Why Choose Ottawa
Almost all courses in Ottawa University’s programs are available online and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms in order to reduce your time to completion. These are just a few of the reasons why we are proud to be the best, fastest, and most affordable option locally in the Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Phoenix areas, as well as serving students nationally through our online degrees.

Back to top