Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Concurrent AA/BSN Program degree overview

Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Concurrent AA/BSN Program

Concurrent Associate Degree - Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program

An innovative approach to nursing education, the concurrent associate degree-baccalaureate degree nursing program allows students to work on an associate’s degree in nursing at a highly-selective partner community/technical college while simultaneously taking online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses at Ottawa University. This arrangement consists of students taking on-ground associate degree nursing courses and online BSN courses with both institutions in a dually-enrolled fashion. In many cases, the student will finish their associate’s degree in nursing and their BSN at the same time or within 1-2 semesters of each other. Graduation from Ottawa University occurs upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN as well as all BSN courses.

Why Take This Pathway? – Advantages

  • Fast pathway to complete a BSN at a more affordable rate

  • Increased student services: dual-enrolled students have access to two institution’s resources

  • Meets the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) goal to increase the BSN-prepared nursing workforce

Concurrent Nursing Program Partners

As of March, 2016, partner institutions:

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Chandler, Arizona)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, Arizona)
  • Gateway Community College (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona)
  • Mesa Community College (Mesa, Arizona)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Phoenix College (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Concurrent Associate Degree - Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program

The concurrent curriculum is delivered via two formats (blended):

  1. Accepted students begin the associate degree in nursing courses onsite at a participating partnercommunity/technical college campus location in their hometown area.
  2. And, during the same timeframe, accepted students begin the Ottawa University BSN courses online through the Ottawa University Learning Management Platform (Blackboard).

Concurrent Program Course Details and Admission


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