Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

Aspen’s Pre-licensure BSN program provides students with opportunities to become a BSN-educated nurse and learn the essential skills needed to practice as a professional registered nurse (RN). Skills lab, clinical simulation, seminars and community-based clinical experiences anchor the curriculum. At graduation, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

We designed this program for students who do not currently hold a state nursing license and have little to no prior nursing experience. The program is based in Arizona and students must be able to attend onsite classes at the Arizona campus. The campus is located at the junction of I-10 and AZ-143.

Program Highlights:

Finish Fast: Complete your BSN program in 36 months (9 semesters)
Enjoy an Innovative Hybrid Format: 83 of 120 credits completed 100% online
Forge Ahead: Courses begin throughout the year
Build your Skills through Practice: Fully equipped Aspen Center for Applied Learning
Achieve Educational Goals and Career Mobility: Interact with respected nursing leaders; network as you learn

Aspen will admit students into three tracks:

  1. High school graduates with no prior college credits**
  2.  Students that have less than 48 general education prerequisites completed
  3. Students that have completed all 48 general education prerequisite credits and are ready to enter the core Nursing courses and clinical experiences

Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee placement into the Bachelor of Science of Nursing (Pre-licensure) program.

**Compared to the leading Nursing schools in the U.S., Aspen’s total cost of attendance will be over 40% lower for high school graduates who complete the entire 120-credit program.

Hybrid Format

All non-clinical courses are 100% online.
On-ground courses include labs, clinical simulation, hands-on clinical hours, and seminars.

Clinical Partners

Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is a premier public teaching hospital and academic medical center for physicians, nurses, and allied health students. MIHS provides clinical opportunities at their acute care hospital, regional burn center, federally qualified health centers, comprehensive health center and behavioral health hospitals.

HonorHealth is a five-hospital, nonprofit system in Scottsdale and north Phoenix area. All five hospitals have been awarded Magnet recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing.


Download the 2019 BSN (Pre-licensure) Handbook.

Eligibility for progression into the nursing core portion of the BSN-PL Program requires completion of the HESI A2 exam with minimum scores as listed below. The nursing core portion of the program begins during the session in which students enroll in SEM101, N110, HCA105, and HCA105L. The HESI A2 may be taken once pre-requisite courses in English, Math, and A&P have been completed. Students who have previously completed the HESI A2 may submit score reports. Scores cannot be older than 12 months prior to the start date of the nursing core portion of the program.

English Composite – 80 (minimum required score)
Math - 80 (minimum required score)
A & P - 75 (minimum required score)

Tuition Rates

  • $37,069 Tuition
  • $ 8,217 Fees

  • $45,286 Tuition & Fees
  • (Excludes textbooks.)