A new Pima Community College program helps fill the growing need for qualified nurses by letting students who are pursuing an associate degree in nursing at PCC simultaneously earn a bachelor of science in nursing from Northern Arizona University.

PCC’s Concurrent Enrollment Associate of Applied Science and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program began this semester. It enables students in Tucson to take NAU courses online or in a hybrid format as they work to fulfill the program’s 120-credit requirement.

The program is designed to be completed in five semesters and is being offered through the PCC’s West Campus Nursing Department. Financial aid and academic advising are available.

Once students graduate from the program, they will be well-prepared to launch their career in a promising field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, registered nurses are projected to add the largest number of new jobs among all occupations over the next eight years. It is expected that the number of employed nurses will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020, an increase of 26 percent.

Pima’s Nursing program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.


To learn about Pima’s ADN/BSN program, see the Concurrent Enrollment Program brochure.

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