University of Arizona

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BSN Program

The University of Arizona’s College of Nursing offers students that have an interest in a career in nursing the opportunity to major in Pre-Professional Nursing. This major offers successful graduates of this program a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students must meet certain requirements before they are eligible to enroll in to this program. Candidates must complete all of the required prerequisite courses. They must also currently hold at least a 3.4 cumulative grade point average. All interested individuals will be required to attend an information session, after the session an advisor will review them for eligibility for the program.

The application for the program is available online. Students must fully complete the application, and include a personal statement, a disclosure questionnaire (that accounts for 10% of the admission score), and work history.  Students must also submit all of their post-secondary transcripts to the College of Nursing. Some candidates may be required to complete an over the phone interview or an in person interview. If you are a CNA or LPN, you can submit your current CNA certificate or an LPN License to the college. Admission for the program happens on February 1st and September 1st each year. For more information on the enrollment process for the University of Arizona’s BSN program potential candidates should contact an advisor at the Office of Student Affairs.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 95.16%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at University of Arizona as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 97.17 96.69
2011 95.59 91.32
2010 92.72 90.1
2009 95.29 89.28
2008 95 88.58
2007 94 85.98
2006 93 89.72

Accelerated MSN Program

The University of Arizona’s College of Nursing offers students the Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN). This program is highly competitive and academically challenging. The program takes about 15 months. This program is for highly motivated individuals that demonstrate integrity, leadership, and a distinguished level of scholarship. For this program, the college seeks out students, who will contribute to and benefit from a diverse and vigorous learning environment, as well as students who will offer competence and service to others.

Potential candidates must complete all of the required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better. They must also hold a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Eligible candidates will hold a Baccalaureate degree before applying to the program. Students must fully complete the online application and questionnaire and some students may be required to complete an interview in-person.

The annual deadline to apply to the MEPN program is January 15th. All prerequisites must be met by this date. The University of Arizona’s College of Nursing works with a Tucson healthcare agency to offer sponsored positions in the MEPN program. This will allow students the opportunity to receive tuition remission in exchange for work. Students interested in enrolling in this program should contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (1 years): 93.67%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at University of Arizona as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 93.67 96.69

Accelerated BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 95.16%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at University of Arizona as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 97.17 96.69
2011 95.59 91.32
2010 92.72 90.1
2009 95.29 89.28
2008 95 88.58
2007 94 85.98
2006 93 89.72

Doctoral Program

Program accreditations: CCNE

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

PhD

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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University of Arizona
1401 E University
Tucson, AZ 85721