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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

With our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, you will gain the education and skills needed to pass the NCLEX exam and start your career as a registered nurse in as little as little as 3 years of year round instruction.

Next Start Date: September 7, 2021

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.

  • Increased campus daily sanitation rounds to multiple times per day
  • We are providing Slack chat for all students, so you can stay connected to each other and our faculty remotely
  • Read our COVID-19 information »

Why Ameritech

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Become a Nurse Faster

Our BSN program prepares you to start your registered nursing career quickly and with confidence. The entire program can be completed in as little as 3 years of year-round study.

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High NCLEX Pass Rates

We are committed to helping our students succeed—with NCLEX pass rates consistently above state and national levels. In 2020, 90.14%1 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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No College Prerequisites Required

With no prior college credit prerequisites for admission, you can start and complete your BSN program faster—and quickly be on your way to starting your nursing career. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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Flexible Program

Our flexible Bachelor of Science in Nursing program blends online and campus-based instruction to help you earn your BSN quickly, while balancing school life with the rest of your life.

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Employers Love Ameritech Grads

We are proud of the reputation that we have built with Utah’s healthcare community, meaning Ameritech grads are in demand and get hired.

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Job Placement

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

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CCNE Accredited

CCNE 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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Supportive Faculty

Our BSN program is taught by highly skilled and credentialed nurse educators who are committed to helping you become a competent and confident nurse. To review their bios and experience, click here.

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.

Our Nursing Simulation Center

To help our nursing students gain the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the healthcare field, our Draper campus 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.

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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 an excellent 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 year1.

Strong Job Outlook

The nursing field is projected to grow by 7% over the next 10 years versus 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 20291.

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 higher 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 in 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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Ameritech offers winter, summer, and fall enrollment periods. If you are interested in enrolling in our Fall 2021 semester that starts in September, please review our ASN, Accelerated BSN, Direct Entry MSN programs. Given the high-demand, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as availability will vary. Please consult with an admissions advisor about program enrollment dates and application deadlines.

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, our learner support is designed to ensure our you can enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

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Experienced, Supportive Faculty

Our faculty are dedicated to your 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 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 courses utilize 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 BSN Program At-A-Glance

120 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Program Length

Graduate in as little as 3 years

Location

Draper, UT

Required Clinical Hours:

435

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program provides an opportunity for students to learn theory and practical application through lecture, laboratory, patient simulation and clinical experiences. Several courses are offered in an asynchronous, 100% online delivery method. Students are prepared for a variety of clinical and management/leadership positions. Graduates will integrate concepts of caring that support the interrelationships of the bio-psychosocial spiritual dimensions of the human experience. The program includes foundational and advanced education for students through coursework in general education as well as nursing major nursing courses.

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

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Accreditation

CCNE 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).

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

Curriculum

Semester 1  
CourseModalityCredits
BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology IBlended4
ENG 220 English Composition and Professional WritingOnline3
MAT 125 College MathematicsOnline3
PSY 212 Principles of Human PsychologyOnline3
HUM 100 Diversity SeminarOnline3
Total Semester Credit16
Semester 2  
CourseModalityCredits
BIO 213 Anatomy & Physiology IIBlended4
BIO 275 MicrobiologyOnline4
MAT 310 Quantitative ReasoningOnline3
SOC 212 The Study of SociologyOnline3
Total Semester Credit14
Semester 3  
CourseModalityCredits
CHM 215 Fundamentals of ChemistryBlended4
BIO 260 PathophysiologyBlended4
COM 112 Public SpeakingBlended3
HUM 200 Exploring HumanitiesOnline3
NTR 110 NutritionOnline2
Total Semester Credit16
Semester 4  
CourseModalityCredits
PSY 310 Human Growth & Development through the LifespanOnline3
NUR 200 Nursing Health AssessmentBlended3
HUM 310 Principles of EthicsOnline3
COM 300 Interprofessional CommunicationBlended3
NUR 303 Principles of Pharmacology IBlended3
Total Semester Credit15
Semester 5  
CourseModalityCredits
NUR 205 Foundations of NursingBlended5
NUR 304 Principles of Pharmacology IIBlended3
NUR 378 Psychiatric Mental Health NursingBlended3
NUR 295 Care of the Older AdultOnline2
Total Semester Credit13
Semester 6  
CourseModalityCredits
NUR 405 Technology & Informatics in NursingOnline3
NUR 426 Practicing Holistic Nursing within Diverse CommunitiesOnline3
NUR 360 Maternal Newborn NursingBlended4
NUR 350 Medical - Surgical Nursing IBlended6
Total Semester Credit16
Semester 7  
CourseModalityCredits
NUR 351 Medical-Surgical Nursing IIBlended6
NUR 361 Nursing Care of the ChildBlended4
NUR 428 Quality Improvement & Patient SafetyOnline3
NUR 415 Leadership & Management for the New NurseOnline3
Total Semester Credit16
Semester 8  
CourseModalityCredits
NUR 480 Transition to Nursing Practice & Leadership - CapstoneBlended4
NUR 336 Population & Community Focused Nursing CareOnline3
NUR 470 Professional Issues in NursingOnline3
NUR 440 Nursing Research Assessing Evidence for Nursing PracticeOnline3
NUR 498 NCLEX Testing OrientationOnline1
Total Semester Credit14

*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, 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

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 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.

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

The BSN, which stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is a degree level program in nursing. With Ameritech’s BSN program, you will gain the education and skills needed to pass the NCLEX exam and start work as a registered nurse in as little as 3 years of year-round study.

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In order to get  your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you have to enroll in a BSN program and go through the application process, attend the program and complete all of its educational and clinical requirements in order to graduate. To start your enrollment process at Ameritech, please contact our Admissions department at (801) 816-1444.

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Traditional BSN programs are 4 years long. But with our BSN program, you’ll gain the education and skills needed to pass the NCLEX exam and start working as a registered nurse in as little as 3 years.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Ameritech College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). You can learn more about our accreditation here.

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With no prior college credit prerequisites for admission, you can start and complete your BSN program faster—and quickly be on your way to starting your nursing career. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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With no prior college credit prerequisites for admission, you can start and complete your BSN program faster—and quickly be on your way to starting your nursing career. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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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. Nurses who also have their Bachelor’s degree can expect to earn even more, putting them in the higher end of that scale.

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Based on guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Utah Department of Health, Ameritech College has transitioned to virtual classroom instruction with labs and simulations taking place on campus with additional precautions. More information is available on our website here.

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