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Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN

Designed for working nurses, our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program helps you expand your nursing skills and increase your earning potential.

Next Start Date: October 10, 2021

Why Choose Ameritech College of Healthcare?

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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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Finish on your time, not ours

Ranked #2 online RN-to-BSN program in Utah1, our flexible program allows you to complete your BSN degree quickly in just over 1 year or take up to 3 years.

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Prerequisites

Our RN to BSN program requires a completed associate degree in nursing and requires the prospective student to have met the requirements for obtaining an active unencumbered RN license. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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Flexible, Online Program

Designed for working nurses, our online program allows you to learn on the schedule that is most convenient for you.

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High Placement Rates

97% of our RN-BSN graduates are employed within 6 months of graduating2.

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Employers Love Ameritech Grads

We are proud of the reputation that we’ve built within the healthcare community, meaning our grads are in demand and get hired.

Sources:
1. 2021 registerednursing.org rankings

2. ABHES Annual Report Outcomes Data (Reporting period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.)

bradley demass

For me, the most valuable thing about the RN-BSN program was that they had a small teacher to-student ratio. When you had any questions or concerns, you got really quick feedback on those questions, which was nice. And the flexibility of it being online meant I could kind of work whenever I wanted–morning, night, weekends, whenever. The flexibility was great.

Bradley DeMassAmeritech RN-BSN Graduate, Class of 2018

Why Complete Your BSN Degree?

Earn Higher Wages

Nurses with BSN degrees often earn more than those with Associate’s degrees, positioning you for greater earning potential. The average salary for an RN is $73,300, while RNs with a BSN degree earned an average salary of $85,539.*
Source: www.payscale.com

Become a Better Nurse

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:

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

Stay Competitive in Your Field

According to the AACN’s 2019 Annual Report, 46% of employers now require a BSN degree for new hires, 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 now, you’ll be ahead of the curve when this degree becomes an employment requirement.

Sources:
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AACN Annual Report 2019, “Celebrating 50 Years as the Voice of Academic Nursing,” pg. 4

2. Institute of Medicine, “The Future of Nursing,” pg. 4

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.

Become Eligible for Advanced Degrees

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

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE INFORMATION

Ameritech is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Utah.  NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements.

Learn more

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Next Start Date: October 10, 2021

Our RN to BSN program offers multiple enrollment periods annually, with the next start date being October 10th. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

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What has been most valuable for me was knowing I had work/life balance. I was able to add the pursuit of this degree into the mix without taking away from my family or from my full time job.

Jacqueline ColeAmeritech RN-BSN Student, Class of 2019

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

Ameritech is known for nursing education. We are proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and form successful careers as registered nurses. From our skilled faculty to our dedicated learner support, we are here to ensure that our graduates have the confidence and competence to succeed in their desired career path.

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Small Class Sizes

We keep our class sizes small, so you can build relationships with your teachers and get the personal attention you need to succeed.

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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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Easy-to-Use Online Learning Platform

Our online 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 RN-BSN Program At-A-Glance

51 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Program Length

Graduate in just over 1 year or take up to 3 years

Location

Online

Required Clinical / Externship Hours

No traditional pre-licensure clinical required

Our online RN to BSN degree completion program was created specifically for working nurses who need speed, efficiency, and flexibility. Taught by highly experienced, graduate degree-prepared faculty with a variety of specialties, the program consists of 13 courses designed to advance the skills of working nurses and prepare you for a variety of clinical and management/leadership positions. With a conceptual framework based on holistic nursing practice, graduates will integrate concepts of caring that support the interrelationships of the bio-psychosocial spiritual dimensions of the human experience. The program builds upon the foundational education of registered nurses and offers coursework in general education, as well as nursing major courses to complete a BSN degree.

For detailed information about Ameritech and all programs offered, download the complete Ameritech College Catalog here »

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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

Ameritech is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

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Endorsed by American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

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Ameritech’s RN to BSN Degree Completion Program has received endorsement by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). AHNCC endorses nursing programs that have curriculum grounded in holistic nursing philosophy, theory, and concepts consistent with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Scope and Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice.

Endorsement of the RN to BSN program by the AHNCC allows graduates to sit for the national-level certification exam, waiving the additional requirements of practice and completion of continuing education courses. Ameritech is one of only 13 bachelor’s programs in the U.S. that’s endorsed by the AHNCC. That means you’ll earn a quality education and a degree that matters.

Curriculum

Semester 1
CourseCredits
BIO 270 Microbiology3
MAT 305 Data Driven Statistics4
NUR 300 Contemporary Nursing Issues & Innovations4
NUR 310 Nursing Research & Use of Evidence-Based Practice4
Total Semester Credits15
Semester 2
CourseCredits
NUR 305 Communication in Healthcare4
NUR 320 Holistic Nursing & Health Assessment4
NUR 340 Quality and Safety in Nursing4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 3
CourseCredits
HUM 305 Introduction to World Religions4
NUR 330 Population-Focused Nursing Care4
NUR400 Nursing Informatics & Technology4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 4
CourseCredits
NUR 410 Nursing Leadership & Management Systems4
NUR 420 Nursing Care of the Older Adult4
NUR 430 Nursing Capstone Synthesis4
Total Semester Credits12

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

Committed to Our Students’ Success & Satisfaction

97%

job placement rate1

 

77%

student retention rate1

Sources:
1. ABHES Annual Report Outcomes Data (Reporting period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.)

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, Ameritech RN-BSN students will be able to:

  • Enhance communication and collaboration skills as professional nursing leaders
  • Incorporate research, prior nursing experience, and a broad base of knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences into evidence-based practice
  • Create plans for holistic nursing care as an advocate for diverse communities
  • Identify principles that relate to the delivery of competent, safe, quality, and outcome-centered care through the effective use of technology and healthcare resources
  • Prepare for graduate studies and life-long learning

Launching Lasting Careers in Healthcare

Ameritech’s RN-BSN Degree Completion program graduates are enjoying satisfying careers as registered nurses 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 RN to BSN Program Faculty

Our RN to BSN program is taught by highly skilled nursing faculty. As experienced working professionals with a variety of specialties, they are ready to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

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Stacey L. Hannah, RN, MSN, M.Ed.

Assistant Administrator of BSN Online
jacqueline cole

A couple of my colleagues had gone through Ameritech’s program and really enjoyed it. The instructors were absolutely wonderful. Utilizing theory and real life experience was a nice merger of experience and the enhancement of new learning.

Jacqueline ColeAmeritech RN-BSN Student, Class of 2019
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Admission Requirements

Find out what you need to apply for our RN to BSN Degree Completion program.

Take the next step in your career and graduate sooner with Ameritech.

Frequently Asked Questions

RN to BSN program allows nurses with an active registered nurse license (i.e nurses who have graduated with their Associate of Science in Nursing degree) to complete their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. Visit our program page to learn more.

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Our RN to BSN degree program is 100% online. Learn more at our website here.

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Our program is semester-based, but it’s designed in a way that allows you to complete it within one year or spread it out over 3 years. Our RN to BSN degree program is completed 100% online. Visit our program page to learn more.

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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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To learn more about tuition and fees for the RN to 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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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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