maricopanursing/northern arizona university - pilot program concurrent associate/baccalaureate degree nursing program
the maricopanursing/northern arizona university (nau) concurrent associate/baccalaureate nursing program, currently in pilot stages,
is designed for qualified associate degree nursing students who are interested in earning their bachelor's of science in nursing (bsn) degree while pursuing their associate's degree in nursing. this dual enrollment program allows students to pursue an applied associate of science (aas) degree in nursing while providing an affordable course of study that enables students to complete their bsn degree in one semester after graduating with their aas degree.
students selected for the concurrent program will first complete a 3-credit nau course, nursing as a discipline and profession. after successful completion of the introductory course, students will then follow the traditional course of study for all maricopanursing students pursuing their aas degree in nursing, but at the same time they will also be enrolled in select nau nursing courses. upon completion of the maricopanursing program, graduates are eligible to take the nclex-rn test, and after licensure may practice as registered nurses. after completion of the maricopanursing aas degree and licensure as an rn, students are then eligible to take the remaining nau rn to bsn courses, which can be completed in one semester.
bsn-prepared nurses are highly valued by potential employers, and maricopanursing/nau concurrent program graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to begin their nursing career with a degree that will promote professional advancement as a registered nurse. admission criteria:
application/admission process: · register for and attend a mandatory cep information session. (see www.nursing.maricopa.edu for dates and times). · register for and attend a transcript advisement and evaluation session. · complete a concurrent program application, which includes submission of: o admissions checklist (provided at transcript advisement & evaluation session) o unofficial transcripts o two reference forms from professors, administrators, employers, or professional colleagues. recommendations from friends and family will not be accepted o copy of net or hesi a2 scores · apply to nau undergraduate admissions (please review key information below) after acceptance into cep. key information: · students must have a current application in the maricopanursing pool before they can be considered for the cep. · all students must complete both nau and maricopanursing program prerequisites as noted above. · attendance at a cep information session and transcript advisement and evaluation session is mandatory. · all nursing courses will be taught at one of the maricopanursing campuses either live or web-based. · to ensure that pre-requisites meet college requirements, students are encouraged to meet with advisors at a mccd college and nau. final determinations of transfer credits will be made by mccd and nau admissions personnel. maricopanursing pre-requisites and co-requisites
- acceptance of all admission criteria for the maricopanursing pool
- acceptance to northern arizona university (nau) college of nursing
- cumulative gpa 3.0
- completion of all pre-requisite and co-requisite courses for maricopanursing
- completion of all nau pre-requisite courses as noted below
- minimum hesi admission assessment (a2) score of 75% in english composite & math
first year composition (eng 101 & 102)* ·
chemistry (chm 130) ·
critical reading (cre 101) or test exempt ·
intermediate algebra (mat 120 or higher)* ·
introduction to psychology (psy 101 or psy 240
human anatomy & physiology i & ii (bio 201 & 202)* ·
microbiology bio 205* ·
humanities elective (2 credits) additional nau pre-requisites: ·
principles of human nutrition (fon 241)* ·
developmental psychology (psy 240)* ·
human pathophysiology (hcr 240)* ·
statistics (psy 230 or mat 206)* ·
college mathematics (mat 142 or higher)* ·
aesthetic and humanistic inquiry (6 credits)** ·
cultural understanding (6 credits)**
*courses used for gpa calculation
**or meet mcccd arizona general education curriculum (agec) certificate or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school. application process:
- complete all admission requirements for maricopanursing and northern arizona university.
- attend a mandatory concurrent program orientation session.
- complete a concurrent program application.
- completion of application to the nau school of nursing, which includes:
- completed nursing application.
- two reference forms from professors, administrators, employers, or professional colleagues. recommendations from friends and family will not be accepted.
- students must be accepted into the maricopanursing pool before they can be considered for the concurrent program.
- attendance at a concurrent program information session is mandatory.
- all students must complete both nau and maricopanursing program prerequisites as noted above.
- all nursing courses will be taught at one of the maricopanursing campuses either live or web-based.
to ensure that pre-requisites meet college requirements, students are encouraged to meet with advisors at a mccd college and nau. final determinations of transfer credits will be made by mccd and nau admissions personnel. concurrent associate / baccalaureate degree nursing program
course of study: fall entry
the plan of study for fall entry into the maricopanursing/nau concurrent program is outlined below and must be followed without deviation. in the event that modification of this course of study is absolutely necessary, approval by the concurrent program advisor is required. to maintain your status as a concurrent program student, you must be enrolled in a nau every semester as noted below without exception. intro course title total: 3 credits
(nau) nur 330 nursing as a discipline and profession 3 credits semester i fall total: 13 credits
(mn) nur 151 nursing theory and science i 10 credits
(nau) nur 321 gerontology 3 credits semester ii spring total: 10 credits
(mn) nur 171 nursing theory and science ii 8 credits
(nau) nur 307 health assessment for registered nurses 2 credits semester iii summer total: 6 credits
(nau) nur 390 research & evidence based practice in nursing 3 credits
(nau) nur 320 basic principles in palliative care 3 credits semester iv fall total: 11 credits
(mn) nur 251 nursing theory and science iii 8 credits
(nau) nur 420 family nursing roles 3 credits semester v spring total: 12 credits
(mn) nur 271 nursing theory and science iv 7 credits
(mn) nur 291 nursing clinical capstone 2 credits
(nau) nur 424 manager of care/health care systems 3 credits graduate from maricopanursing with aas degree; take and pass nclex-rn semester vi fall total: 10 credits
(nau) nur 427 public health nursing* 5 credits
(nau) nur 450c nursing leadership* 3 credits
(nau) nur 408 fieldwork* 2 credits *rn licensure required for enrollment in these courses http://www.gccaz.edu/nursing/nau/index.htm