What to Expect in Your 3-year BSN Program
Our accredited nursing program combines classroom and hands-on learning.
Hands-on learning is essential for a well-rounded, career-focused nursing education.
You’ll apply concepts from your foundational courses to real-world scenarios, all while developing the professionalism and soft skills demanded of today’s employers:
- Leadership and ethics
- Communication and critical thinking
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Responsibility and dependability
Real-life Scenarios & Simulations
Participate in high-tech health simulations in state-of-the-art labs that replicate today’s exam rooms, ER bays, and delivery suites.
Practical Patient Care
Immerse yourself in a variety of healthcare settings during multiple clinical experiences.
Case Studies & Discussion
Join your classmates and instructors in engaging conversations while examining and reimagining actual medical cases.
Field Trips & Guest Speakers
Go into the field to see experts in action, and enjoy on-campus talks from a variety of guest speakers.
Your Program, At a Glance
While every student’s schedule and academic experience may vary, here’s a look at a typical three-year progression:
You’ll start your BSN degree program with general education courses spread out over three terms. These classes might include:
- Fundamentals of Biology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Human Development
- Cultural Diversity & Global Health
During your second year, you’ll wrap up your general and healthcare foundational courses and begin your nursing core. You’ll also embark on your first clinical experience. Courses may include:
- Human Nutrition
- Ethical & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice
- Interprofessional Communication
- Mental Health Theory & Application
Your nursing core continues into your third year, which also entails specialty and advanced classes. You’ll also work alongside medical professionals and gain caregiving experience during clinical rotations. Courses could include:
- Community Health Nursing
- Maternal Health Theory & Application
- Pediatric Health Theory & Application
- Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety (II, III and IV)
- Transition to the Profession
1 All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.
2 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).