Your nursing career starts here - at The University of Arizona College of Nursing, a close-knit learning community where each year more than 400 students gain the knowledge and experience needed to achieve the educational outcomes that lead to a satisfying professional practice or advanced education. Envision yourself becoming a professional nurse. Prepare to advance your leadership within the profession.
The College of Nursing offers two routes toward entry to the profession of nursing (RN pre-licensure programs):
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Professional Program
The BSN Professional Program is designed for students completing their first baccalaureate degree who wish to pursue a career in nursing. The four semester upper-division entry level Professional Program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and eligibility to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) required for practice as a nurse.
Students can either apply directly to the upper division Professional BSN Program or, if qualified, they may join the College as a Pre-Professional BSN student and apply to the Professional BSN Program when their first two years of prerequisite courses are completed. Requirements for the Pre-Professional entry and admission to the Professional Program can be found on our BSN page. All students must apply as part of a highly-competitive process to enter the Professional portion of the BSN program.
Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) Professional Program
The Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) Professional Program is designed for students who have already earned a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, or higher, who wish to pursue a career in nursing. The 15-month accelerated program leads to a Master of Science (MS), Entry to the Profession of Nursing as well as eligibility to take the national licensure examination required for practice as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN). The program prepares the graduates as an advanced nursing generalist - able to provide and coordinate comprehensive health care for individuals, families, groups and communities in in-patient, outpatient and community settings.
For more information contact:
Office of Student Affairs
College of Nursing, Room 112
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: 520-626-3808 or 1-800-288-6158
Accreditation and Affiliations
The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by
the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
the Arizona State Board of Nursing,
and affiliated with
the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing.
The University of Arizona College of Nursing has been recognized for the outstanding work of our faculty, students, staff and alumni. Below are some of our recent awards.