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Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Admissions Requirements

Interested in applying to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program? Learn more about our admissions requirements, so you can apply and earn your BSN degree online in just over 1 year or take up to 3 years.

Are you wanting to advance your career as a Registered Nurse? Ameritech College of Healthcare’s RN-to-BSN Degree Completion program is fast and designed in a way to fit a nurse’s busy schedule. Here are some of our admissions requirements:

Every applicant to Ameritech must meet the following basic requirements to be considered for admission:

• Submit completed application form
• Pay any applicable fees
• Make satisfactory arrangements to cover the cost of education
• Provide official proof of high school graduation or equivalency
• Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended if requesting evaluation of transfer credit prior to the first week of the start of the program
• Be able to communicate effectively in English
• Successfully pass a qualifying entrance examination(s), when required
• Satisfactorily pass a background screen and/or drug screen prior to the start of classes, when required
• Pass the Distance Education Readiness Assessment (DERA)

Certain programs may require prerequisite skills or knowledge specific to entry-level courses required for that major, additional entrance requirements, academic requirements, and procedures. Programs may be accredited by professional or technical organizations that may require certain minimum standards for entrance into a program in that field. To learn more, prospective students should refer to program-specific requirements listed below and in this Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Program Requirements

In addition to applicable general requirements for admission into the BSN Degree Program RN-BSN applicants are required to have:

• Official transcripts indicating an associates degree in nursing from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
• Met the requirements to take the NCLEX exam, met the other requirements for obtaining an active unencumbered RN license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S., and met the other requirements for admission to the RN-BSN program

NOTE: Prospective students who reside outside of the state of Utah and who are interested this online program which lead to professional licensure are expected to inquire with the appropriate licensing agency in their home state, prior to beginning the program in order to assure that the program is
approved to provide the desired licensure.

To assist with the research, NC-SARA provides a Professional Licensure Directory with contact information for all 50 states and 3 territories for the nursing profession. Also, see more information on professional licensure on Professional Licensure page.

Acceptable evidence includes a valid and verifiable:

• High School Diploma, from an accredited institution
• GED

Applicants who received their high school diploma in another country are required to submit their official high school transcripts to a foreign credentialing evaluation service. The prospective student’s evaluation must be received by the Ameritech Registrar before the student can be fully admitted and enrolled in classes. The evaluation should be completed by an evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org/members).

Ameritech College of Healthcare believes that the enrollment of qualified students contributes to the overall success of the education process. Background screens, drug screens, and reference checks serve as important parts of the admissions process. At Ameritech, background screens, drug screens, and reference checks are conducted on every student applicant.

This process is conducted to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the applicant. The following verifications may be conducted:

1. Social Security Number Verification
2. Criminal Convictions (applicable federal, state and/or county/local records)
3. Sexual Offender and Predator Registry
4. Applicable State Medicaid Exclusion List
5. GSA List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs
6. OIG List of Excluded Individuals

• An applicant who fails to pass a background screen, drug screen, and/or reference check may not be admitted to the College, at the College’s discretion
• An applicant may not be admitted if the criminal history report indicates a conviction of either a felony classification or misdemeanor within the past seven (7) years unless there are mitigating circumstances
• Admission to the College or any of its programs does not guarantee that an individual will be eligible for employment or licensure. Employers and licensing agencies may have more restrictive requirements, and it is the student’s responsibility to review licensing and employment eligibility standards

Information obtained from the background screening, drug screening, and reference check process will be kept strictly confidential. Only approved personnel at Ameritech will have access to this information.

Ameritech may release information obtained from background screening, drug screening, and reference checks to clinical providers in relation to the applicant’s participation at clinical facilities. The College will ensure that all background screens, drug screens, and reference checks are conducted in compliance with all federal, state, county, and local statutes, as applicable.

DISTANCE EDUCATION READINESS ASSESSMENT (DERA)

The Distance Education Readiness Assessment or DERA is a required assessment for acceptance into all degree-level programs.

Newly admitted students, regardless of program, are required to participate in mandatory program orientation. Students who do not participate in mandatory program orientation may lose their spot in the semester in which they wish to start and may need to reapply for the next available semester.

Financial arrangements must be complete by the end of the first week of classes. If all financial obligations are not met by the end of the first week of classes, students may lose their spot in the semester in which they wish to start and may need to reapply for the next available semester.

For more information about Financial Aid, see the section on Financial Aid in this Catalog and our Financial Aid Information Guide.

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While Ameritech has grown substantially over the last 30 years, we have remained true to our original vision. Over the past several decades, thousands of graduates have chosen Ameritech to assist them with their career transition into a variety of healthcare fields.

With a strong academic reputation and impressive student outcomes, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals through accelerated, accredited educational programs that set the bar for quality, excellence, and relevancy. As a result, our graduates can quickly join the workforce with the skillsets and confidence needed to build lasting careers.

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Ameritech is best known for its nursing programs and has grown to become one of the largest and highest-performing nursing colleges in Utah. Past graduates have come to Ameritech from all across the United States.

After expanding into online education in 2009, Ameritech now offers a flexible, advanced degree options for registered nurses nationwide who wish to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). In addition to our ASN, BSN, and MSN programs, Ameritech offers an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

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