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Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated BSN

Earn your BSN in as few as 20 months

Our Accelerated BSN program serves students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, which makes it a great option for career changers. The program is designed to accommodate distance education students with the majority of coursework completed online. Transfer up to 60 of your existing college credits and earn your BSN degree in as few as 20 months.

Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

COVID-19 Update: Rising to the Challenge

Whether you are a current or prospective student, the world needs competent, well-trained healthcare professionals more than ever. Ameritech is committed to helping our students move forward in their education, while keeping our community safe as our first priority.

Why Ameritech

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Earn Your BSN Degree Faster

60 credits from your previous Bachelor’s degree can be applied towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing—enabling you to complete your BSN degree in as little as 20 months, with no previous nursing experience required.

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High NCLEX Pass Rates

Our nursing graduates post NCLEX pass rates consistently above state and national averages. In 2020, 90.14% of Ameritech nursing students passed their exam the first time vs. the Utah average of 84.46%1 and the National average of 86.54%2.

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Hands-on, Experiential Learning

Ameritech utilizes hands-on labs, state-of-the-industry nursing simulation, and real-world clinical practice to ensure you have the knowledge and skillsets needed to confidently enter the nursing profession.

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Prerequisites

Our aBSN program requires a completed Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. All other college requisites are built into the curriculum, making it easier to start the program sooner. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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Flexible and Focused

Our Accelerated BSN program offers the majority of coursework to be completed online. One-week clinical residencies occur during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters at the Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation in Draper, UT.3 On campus courses are focused primarily on intensive hands-on training and simulation and online didactic courses to give students greater flexibility.

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Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Ameritech College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Outstanding Faculty

Our program is taught by highly skilled and credentialed nurse educators who are ready to pass the torch to the next generation of great nurses.  To review their bios and experience, click here.

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Job Placement

As an Ameritech student, you will enjoy dedicated career placement services to help you transition successfully from student to working professional.

Sources:
  • 1. 2020 NCLEX Pass Rates (Note: Pass rate reflects all Ameritech nursing graduates who took the NCLEX-RN examination in 2020.)
  • 2. NCSBN Report – Number and Percent First-time Candidates Educated in Member Board Jurisdictions.
  • 3. Ameritech College of Healthcare strictly enrolls students in its Master of Science in Nursing – direct entry, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated BSN, distance education prelicensure programs, who are residents of Utah and Colorado. Clinical availability is at the discretion of Ameritech’s clinical partners and is subject to change.

Our Nursing Simulation Center

Ameritech students gain the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the nursing profession through real-life clinical experience and state-of-the-industry simulation. The Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation is packed with the latest medical technology including high-fidelity robotic patient mannequins, life-like synthetic cadavers, and realistic clinical environments.

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When I was searching for a nursing school, Ameritech seemed like the best option, as the program would get me working as a nurse to support my family in the shortest amount of time possible. Now that I’m a couple semesters into the program, I have to say that I am very happy with my decision. I’ll be a nurse very quickly, and the education that I’m receiving is excellent. My instructors have been approachable, caring, and invested in my success. I would do it all over again in a hurry!

Nathan ChaszeykaAmeritech Nursing Student, Class of 2020

Why Earn Your BSN Degree?

Earn a Good Living

Becoming a registered nurse is a great career path with numerous job prospects and room for growth over the life of your career. In 2019, the median annual wage for a registered nurse was $73,300 a year with top earners bringing home more than $111,220 a year.1

Strong Job Outlook

The nursing field is projected to grow by 7% over the next 10 years vs. just 4% for other occupations—and demand is expected to increase even more due to the aging baby boomer population. On average, an estimated 175,900 registered nurses will be hired nationwide each year between 2019 and 2029.1

Improve Your Hiring Prospects

According to the AACN’s 2019 Annual Report, 46% of employers now require new nurses to have a BSN degree, while 88% strongly prefer BSN-prepared nurses.1 The Institute of Medicine has also recommended that by 2020, 80% of nurses earn their BSN.2 By pursuing your BSN degree now, you’ll be prepared when this becomes an employment requirement.

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Make a Career Helping Others

As a nurse, you’ll make a living helping others and serve as a valuable member of a patient’s medical care team. You’ll make a difference and help save lives, while enjoying a satisfying and rewarding career for years to come.

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Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated BSN program offers three enrollment periods annually, with our next start date being January 10th. With high demand for the program and limited spots available, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

MikeColver0919

Ameritech gave me a solid foundation for my nursing career. The staff were great. They were friendly, personable, and cared about our success as students. I appreciated the smaller class sizes that were conducive to focusing on our individual needs. I felt well prepared for the NCLEX and had no troubles passing it on the first attempt.

Mike Colver, PMHNPAmeritech Nursing, Graduate Class of 2016

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

Ameritech is known for nursing education. We are proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch successful careers as registered nurses. From our hands-on education to our experiential learning environments, we are here to ensure that our BSN graduates enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

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Experienced, Supportive Faculty

Our instructors are dedicated to our students’ success, providing the personal attention that you need to thrive academically and in your future career.

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Excellent Facilities

Our Draper campus offers nursing students an ideal learning environment with real-life clinical environments, a state-of-the-industry simulation center, and a dynamic, relevant curriculum.

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Hands-on, Experiential Learning

Our hands-on program provides you with the real world experience needed to be a competent RN on the day you graduate—with the skills you need to build a lasting nursing career.

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Easy-to-Use Online Learning Platform

Our online portion of our BSN program is offered using the easy and intuitive Canvas Learning Management System. With this user-friendly, fully-integrated platform, your classroom, library, and online education resources are just one click away.

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Job Placement Assistance

Our dedicated career services provide students with job placement assistance, giving you an indispensable resource for new employment opportunities.

Our Program At-A-Glance

120 Total Credit Hours

(60 hours of transfer credit from previous baccalaureate education and 60 credit hours of core courses)

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Program Length

Graduate in as little as 20 months (5 semesters)

Location

Draper, Utah

Required Clinical Hours:

517.5

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated BSN program is designed to get students in, out, and on to work as quickly as possible. Through a combination of online synchronous and asynchronous learning and blocked clinical intensives, our flexible program format gives students the opportunity to learn on their own schedule—enabling them to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination in as little as 20 months. Accelerated BSN students learn through theory and practical applications on how to be professional nurse leaders in caring for clients, families, and communities. Students are taught through lecture, laboratory, and real-life clinical experiences. Additionally, the aBSN program utilizes state-of-the-industry simulation with high fidelity human patient simulators to enhance clinical and critical thinking skills.

The program consists of 14 courses that provide the foundational knowledge needed for the nursing profession, as well as courses that integrate holistic nursing care. As one of the highest performing and rigorous nursing colleges in Utah, our curriculum, program delivery, and skilled faculty prepare graduates to pass the NCLEX-RN and enter the field as competent and confident registered nurses.

For more detailed information about our academic programs, please download our College Catalog.

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Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Ameritech College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791

Curriculum

Semester 1 (Online) 
CourseCredits
BIO 305 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice6
BIO 315 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice5
NUR 335 Introduction to Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice3
Total Semester Credits14
Residency and Clinical Requirements
Semester 2 
CourseCredits
NUR 345 Essentials of Nursing I: Understanding Nursing Practice5
NUR 365 Pharmacological Principles3
NUR 325 Statistics for Nursing Practice4
Total Semester Credits12
Residency and Clinical Requirements
Semester 3 
CourseCredits
NUR 355 Essentials of Nursing II: Care of Clients and Communities6
NUR 425 Quality, Safety, and Technology in Nursing4
NUR 375 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing3
Total Semester Credits13
Residency and Clinical Requirements
Semester 4 
CourseCredits
NUR 395 Care of the Adult Client6
NUR 445 Care of the Childbearing Family6
Total Semester Credits12
Residency and Clinical Requirements
Semester 5 
CourseCredits
NUR 455 Care of the High Acuity Client2
NUR 475 Transition to Nursing Practice and Leadership6
NUR 495 NCLEX Testing Orientation1
Total Semester Credits9
Residency and Clinical Requirements

*This sample schedule is for illustrative purposes only. Not every student will complete classes in the same order.

Committed to Our Nursing Students’ Success:

 

90.14%

NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate1

 

Source:
  • 1. 2020 NCLEX Pass Rates
  • (Note: Pass Rate reflects all Ameritech nursing graduates who took the NCLEX-RN examination in 2020.)

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills as professional nursing leaders
  • Incorporate research, critical thinking skills, and a broad base of knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences into evidence-based practice
  • Deliver holistic nursing care as an advocate for diverse communities
  • Provide competent, safe, quality, and outcome-centered care through the effective use of technology and healthcare resources
  • Prepare for licensure, certification, and graduate studies as life-long learners

Launching Lasting Careers in Healthcare

BSN-prepared nurses are enjoying satisfying careers as RNs in a wide range of nursing specialties, for a variety of employers and industries.

Diverse Industries & Nursing Specializations1:

  • Labor & Delivery
  • Surgical Services
  • Endoscopy
  • NICU
  • Telehealth
  • ICU
  • Pediatric & Adult Home Health
  • Private Geriatric Care
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Operating Rooms (OR)
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Emergency Departments (ER)
  • Orthopedics
  • Long-Term Care
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Hospice
  • Long-Term Acute Care
  • Telemetry
  • Academia (if student advances to Master’s or Doctorate level degrees)

Major Employers2:

  • Intermountain Healthcare (Primary Children’s Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, American Fork Hospital, and many others)
  • MountainStar Health (St. Mark’s Hospital, Timpanogos Regional Hospital)
  • University of Utah
  • Steward Medical Group
  • Utah State Developmental Center
  • Utah State Prison
  • Davis Hospital

Sources:
1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses.
2. Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report (Reporting period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.)

Our  Faculty

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated BSN program is taught by highly skilled nursing educators. As experienced, working healthcare professionals with a variety of specialties, they are committed to providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful nurse.

AlexaBeck

I have wanted to be a nurse for a long time because I truly feel like I was put on this earth to take care of people. I loved going to Ameritech- it was hard, but so worth it and I felt so well-prepared for the NCLEX. I also met some of my closest friends in nursing school. Now, I have a job at St. Mark’s Hospital and love it! I’m grateful for Ameritech’s nursing program, as the knowledge and understanding that I gained in school made my transition onto the hospital floor so much easier.

Alexa BeckAmeritech Nursing Graduate, Class of 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

BSN stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which is a degree-level program in nursing. Unlike the associate’s degree and diploma nursing programs, which can be completed in two years or less, the BSN typically requires four years of study. A graduate of a BSN typically has more career opportunities available to them than the individual with the associate’s degree. Ameritech College offers two pre-licensure degree pathways to earn your BSN. With our accelerated BSN pathway, students can transfer 60 credits from their previous bachelor’s degree to earn your BSN in as little as 20 months. Ameritech also offers a more traditional pre-licensure BSN pathway, which can be completed in as little as 3 years of year-round-study. 

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Accelerated BSN program allows you to apply 60 credits from your previous Bachelor’s degree towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing — enabling you to complete your BSN degree in as little as 20 months, with no previous nursing experience required. Visit our program page to learn more.

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Accelerated BSN program applicants are required to have completed a non-nursing bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Other admissions requirements can be found here.

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Ameritech’s Accelerated BSN program is partially taught online. It was designed with flexibility in mind, featuring a synchronous and asynchronous, online and on-campus coursework and blocked clinical intensives  — helping you balance your education with the rest of your life.

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Ameritech’s accelerated BSN program is approximately 20 months with 517.5 required clinical hours. Find more information about the program here.

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To learn more about tuition and fees for the accelerated BSN program, please visit our financial aid page. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. 

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, the median annual wage for a registered nurse was $73,300 a year or $35.24 per hour with top earners bringing home more than $111,220 a year. Upon completing their BSN degree, nurses can expect to see higher earnings – RNs with a BSN degree earn an average of $85,539.

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Our future semesters will begin and end as scheduled, but with additional precautions in place. Please see the COVID-19 Update page here.

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