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RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Gain the Qualifications that Healthcare Employers Want

Designed for working nurses, our online RN-BSN program helps registered nurses expand their skillsets, improve job prospects, increase their earning potential, and remain competitive within the rapidly changing healthcare field, while offering a flexible schedule and low, fixed tuition.

Next Start Date: November 4, 2019

Preparing Competent Nurses and Lifelong Learners

At Ameritech, our mission is to prepare people to serve as competent healthcare professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. Learn what that means for you:

Graduate Quickly or Take Your Time

With straightforward credit transfer policies and no pre-licensure clinical required, you can complete your BSN degree on your own schedule in as little as 12 months—or set your own pace with our flexible, fixed cost program.

Affordable, Fixed Tuition

Unlike other RN-BSN programs, our low, fixed tuition of just $9,408 does not increase if you take longer to complete the program. Graduate in a year or take up to three—with no price hikes, no added costs, and no hidden fees.

Top-Rated Nursing School

We’re ranked in the top 15% of nursing schools in the West region** and are one of the largest registered nursing colleges in Utah—with the reputation and expertise to ensure that you succeed.

Flexible, Online Program

Designed for working nurses, our online program allows you to learn at your own pace, giving you more flexibility and control over your schedule and learning environment.

High Student Satisfaction

Our RN-BSN students give our program a 96.47% student satisfaction rating.*

Employers Love Ameritech Grads

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

*Source:Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.
**Source:2018 Nursing Schools Almanac rankings

Next Start Date: November 4, 2019

Our RN to BSN program offers six enrollment periods annually, with the next start date being November 4th. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Statement from the RN-BSN Program Director

“The educational journey of a nurse is a lifelong endeavor. For Registered Nurses at the Associate degree level, obtaining a baccalaureate education is just another step in that journey. As the RN-BSN program director, my dedicated faculty and I ensure that coursework enhances nurses’ knowledge and skills while preparing them in holistic care, leaderships roles, and future graduate studies. Our program is designed so you get optimal support while still maintaining flexibility to focus on your work, life, and studies.”

Faculty Member Photo

Heather Doman, MS, RN, AHN-BC
RN-BSN Program Director
Ameritech College of Healthcare

Our RN-BSN Program At-A-Glance

48 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Program Length

3-4 semesters

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 seasoned, doctorally prepared faculty with a variety of specialties, the program consists of 12 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.

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

RN-BSN Student Outcomes

96.47%

student satisfaction rating*

 

86.9%

student graduation & retention rate*

*Source: Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.

Employment Outcomes for Ameritech RN-BSN Graduates

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 Specializations*:

  • 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 Employers**:

  • 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

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses.
**Source: Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.

Program Accreditation

The RN-BSN degree completion program at Ameritech College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Endorsed by American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

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 endorsed by the AHNCC. That means you’ll earn a quality education and a degree that matters.

Curriculum

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

Our RN to BSN Program Faculty

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

What has been most valuable for me, at this point, is knowing that I have work/life balance. I’ve been able to add this into the mix without taking away from my family or from my main job.

Ameritech RN-BSN Student

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

Why Complete Your BSN Degree?

Earn Higher Wages

Nurses with BSN degrees often earn more than those with Associate’s degree, positioning you for greater earning potential. *According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the average salary for an RN was $66,620, while RNs with a BSN degree earned an average salary of $75,484.
Source: https://www.bsnedu.org/salaries/

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 2017 Annual Report, 54% of employers now require a BSN degree for new hires, while 87.7% strongly prefer BSN-prepared nurses.* The Institute of Medicine has also recommended that by 2020, 80% of nurses earn their BSN.** By pursuing your BSN now, you’ll be ahead of the curve when this degree becomes an employment requirement.

*Source: ACCN Annual Report 2017, “Advancing Higher Education in Nursing,” pg. 6.

**Source: 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 those for the four highest paying nursing jobs: nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, and clinical nurse specialist. Whatever path you choose, a BSN degree empowers you with the skills you need to pursue your educational and career goals.

The timeline was the biggest draw because I could get in with no waiting list. The waiting list was the biggest thing for me.

Ameritech Nursing Student

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

Ameritech is one of Utah’s largest and highest-performing nursing colleges, helping thousands of students graduate and find employment as registered nurses. From our hands-on training to our experiential learning environments, we are here to make sure that you enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

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.

Job Placement Assistance

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

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.

A couple of my colleagues had gone through their program and they really enjoyed it, especially the instructors and the transparency they saw with their own programs. The instructors I have now are absolutely wonderful.

Ameritech RN-BSN Student 

Admission Requirements

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