Explore Student Life on Ameritech Campus
At Ameritech, we’re committed to helping you develop a nursing career that’s founded in academic rigor, excellence, and integrity. Here, you’ll pursue a meaningful education and create a powerful network of like-minded professionals in the healthcare community. Learn more about the student life that makes us one of the top nursing programs in Utah.
Blended Learning Structure
This isn’t the traditional college experience. It’s better. Students entering the direct entry Master of Science in Nursing Program at Ameritech will undergo a blended approach to learning, combining in-person and online learning experiences.
Your in-person attendance will begin in your second semester during blocked clinical and lab rotations. Throughout your time at Ameritech, your dedicated Cohort Coordinator will organize student learning teams, and facilitate student appreciation, cohort meetups, and specialized events specific to our direct entry MSN students. This means that while you may not be located closely with your fellow classmates, you will have the same opportunity to connect and begin building a meaningful and lasting peer network. Direct entry MSN students also utilize Slack and Zoom to connect, discuss classes, and share resources with one another. Ameritech students are also encouraged to participate in student council, regional and international clinical and humanitarian trips, and service projects that we organize for the community such as blood drives.
Each in-person session is designed to advance your nursing skills. On campus, we apply hands-on training that reinforces information learned in your online classes, enabling you to make the most of your meaningful time. This hands-on training will ensure both a quality education and the confidence to enter the nursing field.
Seventeen of the 23 courses in the program are taken online, including all the courses in your first and final three semesters. At home or on the go, you can access our easy-to-use online learning platform from anywhere, to fit your education into your routine. From the introductory Essentials of Nursing course to your capstone thesis project, you’ll find that our direct entry MSN program online makes it fast and convenient to get your MSN degree.
Our nursing program is based in Draper, Utah, conveniently close to both Trax and FrontRunner stations, and a ride down Interstate 15 from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Our facilities reflect a student-centric culture to set you up for success. With student lounges, private study carrels, and snack areas, we’re here to help make your learning experience impactful and affordable. Rather than directing your tuition costs towards an elaborate ecosystem of buildings, our emphasis in campus life at Ameritech is on student outcomes and clinical skills training. We keep labs and simulation class sizes small to guarantee personalized instruction, so that you graduate from the nursing program ready to practice safe, quality care. You won’t blend in or fall behind. As a student in our accelerated nursing program, you will have every opportunity to ensure that you achieve the standard of excellence our proud alumni have set. That’s why our programs boast one of the highest graduation rates in the region.
Nursing Simulation Center
Campus life at Ameritech will give you the competitive edge for job placement and advancement in the field of nursing. While much of our MSN program is online, clinicals are a vital part of your education. Our nursing simulation center offers high-fidelity robotic patients, life-like synthetic cadavers, and more, all to establish your relevancy as a nursing professional.
Immersive skills labs will take place in a safe, controlled environment so that you feel prepared for real-world nursing experience. At Ameritech, our efforts to support outcome-centered care make us one of the most popular nursing programs in Utah.
You can read more about the Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation to understand how the realistic clinical atmosphere will contribute to your nursing education.
Library and Student Resource Center
Our direct entry MSN students can expect learning support resources right where they need them. You’ll find all the study materials and spaces you need on campus, within walking distance of your classes, so you have a place to work free from distractions. When you’re at home, we also have an online library with a 24-hour helpline. Flexibility is integral to our MSN program so that as you begin the steps towards a career in nursing, you feel both welcomed and empowered.
An added bonus? Our direct entry MSN student support also includes a team of Cohort Coordinators to guide our MSN students in administrative needs. Whether you need help with arranging travel, study sessions, or team building exercises with your cohort, you’ll be connected with quality assistance to make your learning experience as impactful as possible.
Would you like to learn more about life on campus? Are you ready to enroll? Give us a call at (801) 890-4704, or check out the program page for our direct entry MSN program.