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Accelerated BSN Program

Get on the Fast Track to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

With our accelerated BSN program, you’ll gain the education and skills needed to pass the NCLEX exam and start work as a registered nurse in just 20 months on campus in Draper, Utah. Then, you’ll complete the remainder of your BSN degree online and on your own schedule in less than a year.

Next Start Date: August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Rising to the Challenge

Whether you’re 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. Here’s what we’re doing to rise to the challenge:

  • Temporarily moved all lecture-based courses online.
  • Launching virtual simulation for select courses
  • Adjusting simulation and skills lab schedules and limiting class sizes to comply with CDC and local guidelines
  • Increasing our daily sanitation rounds to multiple times a day
  • Providing Slack chat to all students, so you can stay connected to each other and our faculty remotely
  • Read our COVID-19 information »

Why Ameritech

Become a Nurse Faster

Our accelerated BSN program prepares you for a registered nursing career in just 20 months, then allows you to complete the remainder of your degree online, on your own schedule. The whole program can be completed in just 3 years vs. 4+ years in a non-accelerated program.

High NCLEX Pass Rates

We’re committed to helping our students succeed—with one of highest NCLEX pass rates in Utah and scores consistently above state and national levels. In 2019, 91.18% of Ameritech nursing students passed their exam the first time vs. the Utah average of 84.87%1 and the National average of 88.18%.2

No Prerequisites Required

With no prerequisites for admission, you can start and complete your BSN program faster—and quickly be on your way to starting your nursing career.

Employers Love Ameritech Grads

We are proud of the reputation that we’ve built with Utah’s healthcare community, meaning Ameritech grads are in demand and get hired. To see where our alumni are working, check out our graduate employment outcomes.

Job Placement

We offer dedicated career placement services to help you transition successfully from student to working professional.

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).

Flexible Program

Our flexible program allows you to balance your education with the rest of your life—with general education courses and the final year of the program taken 100% online, with no classroom time required.

Outstanding Faculty

Our BSN 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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  • 1. 2019 NCLEX Pass Rates (Note: Pass Rate reflects all Ameritech nursing graduates who took the NCLEX-RN examination in 2019)
  • 2. Source: NCSBN Report – Number and Percent First-time Candidates Educated in Member Board Jurisdictions.

Our Nursing Simulation Center

To help our nursing students gain the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the healthcare field, our Draper campus now features the Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation—packed with the latest medical technology including high-fidelity robotic patient mannequins, life-like synthetic cadavers, and realistic clinical environments.

When I was searching for a nursing school, Ameritech seemed like the best option, as the accelerated 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 Great Living

Becoming a registered nurse is an excellent career path with numerous job prospects, room for growth, and a reliable salary. In 2018, the median annual wage for a registered nurse was $71,730 a year with top earners bringing home more than $106,530 a year.1

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Strong Job Outlook

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has aggregated numerous studies demonstrating that nurses with BSN degrees are more knowledgeable and proficient at their jobs, with:
The nursing field is projected to grow by 15% over the next 10 years vs. just 7% for other occupations—and demand is expected to increase even more due to the aging baby boomer population. An estimated 438,100 registered nurses will be hired nationwide between 2016-2026.1

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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.

Stay Competitive in Your Field

According to the AACN’s 2017 Annual Report, 49% of employers now require new nurses to have a BSN degree, while 86% 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 now, you’ll be prepared when this degree becomes an employment requirement.

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Become Eligible for Advanced Degrees

With a BSN degree, you’ll become eligible for more advanced degrees, including those for the highest paying nursing jobs: nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, and more. Whatever path you choose, a BSN degree empowers you with the skills you need to pursue your educational and career goals.

Become a Better Nurse

(AACN) has aggregated numerous studies demonstrating that nurses with BSN degrees are more knowledgeable and proficient at their jobs, with:

  • Lower patient mortality rates
  • Lower failure-to-rescue rates
  • Higher proficiency at diagnoses and evaluating nursing interventions
  • Improved professional integration and research/evaluation skills
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Maximize Growth & Earning Potential

With a BSN degree, you’ll become eligible for higher paying jobs with more responsibility, including leadership, management, and teaching positions. You’ll also have greater opportunities for professional advancement outside of basic clinical care, including specialties like pediatrics, gynecology, surgery, oncology, diabetes, psychiatry, and more.

Next Start Date: August 31, 2020

Our BSN program offers three enrollment periods annually, with the next start date being August 31st. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

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

As one of Utah’s largest and highest-performing nursing colleges, we’re 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’re here to ensure that our BSN graduates enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

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.

Excellent Facilities

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

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.

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.

Job Placement Assistance

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

Our BSN Program At-A-Glance

120 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Program Length

Approximately 120 weeks (9 semesters)

Location

Ameritech’s Draper Campus & Online

Required Clinical Hours:

435

Our accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to get students in, out, and on to work as quickly as possible. The program enables students to sit for the NCLEX examination after the 5th semester, which, upon passing, will enable students to begin their careers as registered nurses just over halfway through the program. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn through theory and practical applications how to be professional nurse leaders in caring for clients, families, and communities. Students are taught through lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Additionally, the BSN program utilizes complex human patient simulators to enhance clinical and critical thinking skills.

The program consists of 34 courses which provide 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.

Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Ameritech College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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

Curriculum

Semester 1 
CourseCredits
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology6
ENG 220 English Composition & Professional Writing3
TRM 102 Medical Terminology1
MAT 112 Clinical Mathematics2
NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing Practice2
Total Semester Credits14
Semester 2 
CourseCredits
BIO 240 Pathophysiology I 3
PSY 212 Principles of Human Psychology3
NUR 112 Essentials of Nursing I5
NUR 131 Pharmacological Principles I3
Total Semester Credits14
Semester 3 
CourseCredits
NTR 100 Nutrition2
BIO 250 Pathophysiology II2
NUR 120 Essentials of Nursing II5
NUR 141 Pharmacological Principles II2
NUR 171 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing3
Total Semester Credits14
Semester 4 
CourseCredits
SOC 212 The Study of Sociology3
NUR 195 Care of the Adult Client I6
NUR 224 Care of the Childbearing Family3
NUR 225 Care of Pediatric Client3
Total Semester Credits15
Semester 5 
CourseCredits
BIO 270 Microbiology3
NUR 255 Care of the Adult Client II4
NUR 273 Transition to the Professional Role5
NUR 290 NCLEX Review3
Total Semester Credits15

Upon completing prelicensure coursework, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination.

Online Portion of the Program

The final 12 courses of our program are taken 100% online, with no classroom time required—giving our BSN students greater flexibility.

Semester 6 
CourseCredits
COM 305 Communication in Healthcare4
NUR 300 Contemporary Nursing Issues & Innovations4
MAT 305 Data Driven Statistics4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 7 
CourseCredits
NUR 320 Holistic Nursing & Health Assessment4
NUR 310 Nursing Research & Use of Evidence-Based Practice4
NUR 340 Quality and Safety in Nursing4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 8 
CourseCredits
NUR 330 Population-Focused Nursing Care4
HUM 305 Introduction to World Religions4
NUR 400 Nursing Informatics & Technology4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 9 
CourseCredits
NUR 410 Nursing Leadership & Management Systems4
NUR 420 Nursing Care of the Older Adult4
NUR 430 Nursing Capstone Synthesis4
Total Semester Credits12

At the end of semester 9, students will receive a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing.

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

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, Ameritech BSN 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

Committed to Our Nursing Students’ Success:

 

91.18%

NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate1

 

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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 Specializations:1

  • Labor & Delivery
  • Surgical Services
  • Endoscopy
  • NICU
  • ICU
  • Pediatric & Adult Home Health
  • Case Management
  • 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

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
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Our BSN Program Faculty

Our 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.

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Miranda Brimley, MSN, RN

BSN Program Director

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David Haskell, MSN/Ed, RN

ASN and Simulation Director

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Joshua Ray, MSN, RN

Director of Clinical Operations

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Karla Huntsman, MSN/Ed, RN

Director of Nursing Education

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Katrina Little, MSN, RN

Assistant Director, Skills Lab & Long Term Care

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Lisa Looney, MSN, RN

Assistant Director, Simulation

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