Academics

Entering the Profession

I am not yet a nurse. What entry program is right for me?

If you have…

Then consider…

a high school diploma and no or some college credit Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
a bachelor's degree or higher not in nursing Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) 

Advancing in the Profession

I am already a nurse. What advanced practice program is right for me?

If you have…

Then consider…

either a BSN or an ADN and want to advance in the profession Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership (RN to MS)
a BSN and/or MS in Nursing and want to be a nurse practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
a BSN and want to be a nurse anesthetist Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
a BSN, MS in Nursing, and/or DNP (practice doctorate) in Nursing and want to be a nurse scientist Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
a BSN and/or MS in Nursing and want a nursing dual doctorate Dual DNP/PhD
a MS in Nursing and want to be a nurse practitioner Graduate NP Certificate
  • U.S. News & World Report (2015) has ranked the UA College of Nursing graduate programs among the best in the United States
  • The National Research Council has rated the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program as No. 7 in the United States
  • Nursejournal.org ranked the UA College of Nursing as No. 14 among the “Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools"
Accreditation and Affiliations 

We are nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  and the Western Institute of Nursing