Fast Facts

Our Mission, Vision and Values*

Mission:

To envision, engage and innovate nursing and health-care learning, discoveries and clinical practice models

Vision:

To be the premier learning community for transforming health care

Values:

Excellence, balance, social responsibility, creativity

Our School

#14

among “Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools” NurseJournal.org, 2014

#20

among “Top 30 Cutting-Edge Nursing Schools” Nursing School Hub, 2013

Our Academic Programs

#1

in Arizona for program outcomes according to the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 2014

#23

among Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2016

#28

among 149 Doctor of Nursing Practice programsU.S. News & World Report, 2017

#30

among 259 master's programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2017

#32

among Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

Consistent first-time pass rate on National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Our Faculty and Staff Associates

210

faculty and staff associates

41

Beta Mu (Tucson) chapter members, Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing

30

American Academy of Nursing Fellows (FAAN)

12

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Fellows (FAANP)

4

American Heart Association Fellows (FAHA)

3

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars

Our Students

Spring 2016 Enrollment

431

Pre-nursing

220

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

110

Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN)

310

Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership (RN-MSN)

334

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

73

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

16

Post-graduate Certificates

1494

Total

Diversity

21%

of our entry program students identify as Native American, African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander (2017)

23%

of our advanced program students identify as Native American, African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander (201t)

12%

of our entry program students are male (2017)

16%

of our advanced program students are male (2017)

Our Research

Areas of Excellence:
Nationally funded by

» National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
» National Library of Medicine (NLM)
» National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
» Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
» American Heart Association (AHA)
» American Cancer Society
» Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Our Location - Tucson, AZ

350+

days of sunshine in the beautiful Sonoran desert

<70 miles

from the U.S.-Mexico border

<15 miles

to Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation

Phoenix option
Arizona, U.S. and the World

online program options include: 1) ADN or BSN to MSN; 2) BSN or MSN to DNP [5 specialties]; 3) BSN or MSN to PhD