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BSN Program Curriculum

To fill the requirements for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you’ll start your nursing program with General Education courses that will form the foundation of your education. If you enter the program with no transfer credits, these classes would be provided in eight week sessions over your first three semesters. You’ll take classes like The Fundamentals of Biology, Introduction to Psychology, Global Health and more. A sample first year course schedule could look like this:


Semester 1
Course Credits
Fundamentals of Biology 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
College Mathematics 3
First Year Composition I 3
Total 12
Semester 2
Course Credits
Human Anatomy/Physiology I 4
First Year Composition II 3
American Politics 3
Human Anatomy/Physiology II 4
Total 14
Semester 3
Course Credits
Statistics 3
Human Development 3
Introduction to Chemistry 4
Cultural Diversity & Global Health 3
Total 13

In situations where students are able to transfer in a high number of credits from other schools, they may be able to start nursing core classes during the first year.


CCNE Accredited Nursing School

1 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

ABHES Accredited Nursing School

2 All Arizona College of Nursing and Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency.