If you’re looking for a meaningful way to make a living while helping others, and you like an active job where you meet all sorts of people, nursing can be a rewarding career. With a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), you’ll learn modern nursing skills and get training in techniques that can help you succeed in this vital field.
The BSN program at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at Alliant International University offers two of the fastest paths in the state of Arizona to earning your BSN degree; one if you have no college credits and another if you have completed your general education requirements:
- If you have no previous college credits, your nursing program will take eight trimesters over two years and nine months.
- If you’ve fulfilled your general education requirements, your nursing program will be taught over six trimesters and will take two years to complete.
Both programs are taught on campus in Arizona and offer general education and non-clinical course online. The BSN will provide you with the education and experience needed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX exam to earn a license as a registered nurse (RN).
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Three years or less
Earn a BSN in under three years with one of the fastest programs in Arizona.
Program tuition compares favorably with similar high-quality Arizona nursing programs.
If you qualify and are ready to start, a seat is currently available for you in our May or September term nursing cohorts at our Phoenix campus.
Small class sizes allow for more mentoring, lab time, and hands-on experience.
Hands-On, Real-World Training
Generous clinical hours build your confidence in caring for patients and working with other healthcare professionals.
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Nurses are team players, so in the program, you’ll have the opportunity to practice with other healthcare professionals. The BSN degree program takes advantage of the latest technologies in patient care to prepare you for the job. When you begin your program, you’ll receive an iPad Air pre-loaded with a widely-used nursing app, much like what you will use as a nurse in the field. The iPad Air is loaded with all the textbooks and other study materials you’ll need to complete the program, much of which can go with you as you transition into a professional role.
So that you fully understand the concepts and skills taught throughout your program, rather than extensive memorization, you’ll learn to think critically and use clinical reasoning on the job. As a nurse, you’ll also learn to collaborate with professionals in other nursing careers and healthcare providers to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of the BSN program, you’ll be trained to:
- Apply concepts from nursing and other disciplines to form the foundation of professional nursing practice to provide care for individuals, families, populations, and systems.
- Utilize sound clinical judgment to provide person-centered care that promotes health, prevents disease, and coordinates care.
- Demonstrate principles of cultural sensitivity and inclusivity to promote patient safety and quality in collaboration with the interprofessional team.
- Examine current evidence and innovative technologies to foster new knowledge and strengthen clinical judgment.
- Interpret the impact of social, political, economic, and technological trends on nursing practice to provide high-quality, cost-effective care.
- Apply professional values, legal requirements, and ethical principles to foster professional growth through a spirit of inquiry.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What scholarship and financial aid options are available?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work-study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
How long does it take to complete the program?
If you have no previous college credits, your program will take eight semesters over two years and nine months. If you’ve fulfilled your general education requirements, the program will be taught over six semesters and will take two years to complete.
What is the modality of this program?
General education and non-clinical courses are offered online; clinicals and labs are offered in-person on our Phoenix campus.
At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) helps prepare students to enter the field of healthcare with a state-of-the-art simulation center and lab, small class sizes, textbooks and other resources on an electronic tablet, and an AACN-aligned curriculum.