RN-to-BSN CEP Admission Requirements
There are two entry points for students to be in the CEP program. The first is at the beginning of the associate degree program (ADN) and the second is at the midpoint of the ADN program. Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) students use a specific process that differs from that of RN applicants. Students who wish to be enrolled in an associate degree nursing program and taking online BSN courses from Ottawa University at the same time begin the application process through the community college system. Currently, OU has a partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and it is through MCCCD that the application process begins. The following lists the steps for students interested in concurrent enrollment from the beginning of their ADN program.
STEP 1:Student wants to pursue Maricopa Nursing/Ottawa University Associate-Baccalaureate Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP).
STEP 2:Student is referred to advisement regarding course requirements for an associate’s degree from Maricopa Nursing, and to an advisor for the Ottawa University Nursing Program for the BSN.
STEP 3:Student applies to and is accepted into the Maricopa Nursing pool (queue).
STEP 4:Student attends Maricopa Nursing Associate-Baccalaureate CEP Information Session in person or online.
STEP 5:Student submits CEP Application.
STEP 6:Student submits admission checklist, CEP application, HESI A2 scores, and un-official transcripts from all educational institutions at college of first choice.
STEP 7:Maricopa/Ottawa University Associate-Baccalaureate CEP Acceptance Committees review applications and select applicants for admission into Maricopa/Ottawa University Associate-Baccalaureate CEP for upcoming semester.
STEP 8:Applicants selected for placement are notified of application status by Maricopa Nursing and accept/refuse placement.
STEP 9:Accepted students apply to Ottawa University Undergraduate Admissions and enroll in LAS 30012: Writing and Critical Thinking and UNV 11000: Seminar for Significance.
STEP 10:Student graduates with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing from MCCD; eligible to take NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
STEP 11:Student takes NCLEX-RN to obtain registered nurse licensure.
STEP 12:Student may complete final credits in one or two terms at Ottawa University after obtaining their AAS if did not complete BSN courses before NCLEX-RN ex-am eligibility.
STEP 13:Receipt of RN licensure (within the U.S.) must be submitted to Ottawa University before BSN graduation eligibility is met.