Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a large public institution with degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. The main campus is in Flagstaff, Arizona, with four other campuses throughout the state. The school was established in 1899, with just 23 students. For the Fall 2017 school year, 31,057 students enrolled. The Flagstaff campus is 6,950 feet above sea level, offering students four-season climate, including snowfall during the winter months. It is a beautiful campus with a diverse student population and several nursing programs to help students on their path to becoming nurses.
The NAU School of Nursing is currently seeking CCNE accreditation for their nursing programs. The programs offered include BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN programs. The BSN program is designed to take four and a half years to complete and includes hands-on clinical training at various community healthcare facilities. Classes include traditional classroom learning and online classes, giving students a hybrid learning experience that may better suit their schedules. Upon completion of the BSN program, students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam. The MSN graduate program offers two specialty tracks, including Nurse Generalist and Family Nurse Practitioner. The graduate program is completed online. However, students will need to visit the campus several times in their final year for testing.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students31,051|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Northern Arizona University graduate program in nursing is designed to prepare nurses for advanced level practice in rural areas. The program offers specialties in three tracks.
The MSN program is open to all qualified applicants who possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an Associate of Science Degree with an additional baccalaureate degree in another field.
- Admission to Graduate College
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program
- Minimum of 3.0 grade point average in all prior nursing coursework
- Completion of undergraduate prerequisite courses (below) with a minimum of a ‘B’ grade or higher
- Descriptive and inferential course from an accredited college or university
- Nursing Research
- Health Assessment Course
- Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Arizona or the Arizona Board of Nursing regulations regarding multistate licensure or eligibility to obtain an Arizona license
- Preference will be given to applicants who have relevant clinical experience, meet the minimum nursing experience for the specialty as well as life experience
- 3 professional recommendations
- Personal Statement elaborating interests, professional and personal goals and detailing experience
- Interview with faculty maybe required
- The GRE is not required for admission
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||5|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
11/13/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
11/13/1997 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$717/credit|
|In State Students||$717/credit|
|Out of State Students||$993/credit|
|In District Students||$458/credit|
|In State Students||$458/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,199/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Northern Arizona University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||7%||$1,936|
|State Grant & Scholarships||4%||$2,401|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||83%||$8,308|
|Federal Student Loans||49%||$5,470|
$14,901Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,653|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,662|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,325|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,974|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship
- Northern Arizona University - Math, Science and Special Education Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
- Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship
- Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Scholarship
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.