Accelerated BSN Programs in Arizona

Brookline College
Brookline College was founded in 1979 as the Arizona Institute of Business and Technology offering business and technical programs. Its mission was to provide quality educational programs with innovative approaches that support a diverse student body and provide the academic, professional and cognitive skills for successful integration into the workplace.

In 2009 the institution was renamed Brookline College.  It has campuses in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe and Albuquerque and offers online degree programs. Brookline College offers a nursing program that helps prepare students for careers in nursing that will require them to plan and implement nursing care in a variety of settings.  In addition to the traditional BSN degree program, Brookline College also offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates program that allows those who already have an undergraduate degree in a field other than nursing to be eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensure examination after only 15 – 16 months of education. This accelerated BSN program is offered at the Phoenix and Albuquerque campuses and involves a limited amount of classroom learning in order to maximize clinical experiences at premier hospitals and healthcare facilities.  To qualify for admission applicants must also have received at least a 75% on the HESI Admission Assessment Examination and must have completed the prerequisite course work prior to admission.

Brookline College Phoenix Campus
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85021-5820
Tel: 602-242-6265

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a Christian university owned by Grand Canyon Education and located in Phoenix, Arizona. GCU was created in 1949 by Arizona Southern Baptists. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. bought Grand Canyon University in February 2004. GCU provides both graduate and undergraduate campus-based and online education in several fields of study.

Through its College of Nursing, Grand Canyon University offers over 20 different undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  GCU has joined in a partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center (SJHMC) to offer an on-site fast track Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. This ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program allows students with Bachelors degrees to complete the classroom and clinical work to achieve a BSN in 20 months.  To qualify for admission to this accelerated BSN program, the applicant must also have completed the prerequisite coursework.

Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017,
Tel: 602-639-7500

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university based in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Established in 1899, it was originally named the Northern Arizona Normal School.  In 1966 the Arizona Board of Regents recommended that the school change its name to Northern Arizona University. Today NAU has approximately 5,000 students enrolled at the Flagstaff campus and has more than 30 statewide locations. It offers nearly 150 combined undergraduate and graduate degree programs and offers online degree programs.  At NAU the School of Nursing is part of the College of Health and Human Services.  It offers both a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and an Accelerated BSN program for students who have earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing.  The program allows qualified students to earn a BSN in 12-months of rigorous classroom and clinical education.  The requirements for admission to this 2nd degree Accelerated BSN program include having a minimum Kaplan test score of 70, with at least a 60 in the science portion. The applicant must also have completed the prerequisite coursework. The program is very competitive, admitting only 30 students per year.

Northern Arizona University
South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86011,
Tel: 928-523-9011