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There’s a faster path to an RN to BSN

Take advantage of our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) can only take you so far. But there’s good news. While you are completing your ADN you can start upper division nursing courses from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. 


While completing your ADN degree with one of our alliance community colleges, you’ll take up to four upper division nursing courses toward your RN to BSN at University of Phoenix.

Plus, you will enroll as a group, called a cohort, with other students also completing their ADN, giving you a built-in support system as you move through the courses.

Take the next step

Ready to get started earning your ADN and BSN in as little as three years? Call 866-354-1800 or complete the form at the top of the page. We’re here to help, and we’ll get back to you soon.

It fits

You’ll take up to four courses from our BSN program during your community college breaks. After you graduate, you can begin your nursing career.

It's fast

Once you complete your ADN at an alliance community college and pass the NCLEX-RN® exam you can transfer in a block of 87 credits towards your RN to BSN at University of Phoenix.

It's affordable

In addition to your transferred credits, you’ll need just 33 credits, less your CEP credits, to complete your RN to BSN. That means you’ll complete a large portion of your degree at  community college rates.

NCLEX-RN is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc.

How our Concurrent Enrollment Program works

1. Contact Us

Call 866.354.1800 or complete the form at the top of the page to find out how to get started. Our CEP staff is here to help.


2. Enroll with other ADN students

Sign up with students just like you, completing their ADN. You’ll form a group that takes the upper division nursing courses together.

3. Focus on one ​​​​​​​program at a time

Depending on which semester you start, you will take up to four upper division nursing courses from our BSN program during community college breaks.

4. Complete your ADN

Finish your ADN, pass the NCLEX-RN® exam and begin your nursing career. Then you’ll be on track to start your BSN program.

5. Transfer your credits

Work with your enrollment representative to apply and transfer your 87 ADN credits toward your BSN degree.

6. Finish your BSN

Congratulations, you’re on track to complete your RN to BSN in less than a year.

Why take the CEP path

The CEP fast-tracks students to a bachelor’s degree in nursing, so why is a BSN so important?


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a BSN are generally expected to have better job prospects than those without one. BLS projections are not specific students or graduates of University of Phoenix.


In 2010, The Institute of Medicine issued a “Future of Nursing” report, which set a goal of increasing the percentage of nurses with a BSN from 50% in 2010 to 80% by 2020.


According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, 100% of nurse leaders in Magnet systems must have a bachelor’s degree.


Frequently asked questions

It's $350 per credit and the price is guaranteed to carry over into the BSN program at University of Phoenix.

You’ll take upper division nursing courses from University of Phoenix during semester breaks from your community college. Programs don’t overlap.

You’ll transfer a block of 87 credits to University of Phoenix ​​​​​​​for earning your ADN.

The courses from our BSN program are designed to take one 5-week course at a time.

You can begin your CEP courses after the first, second or third semester at your community college.

A CEP cohort is a group of at least 15 students in the same class, all working on their ADN at their community college.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation

Are your nursing programs accredited?

Yes. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Phoenix are accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001