BSc in Nursing

Northern Arizona University

Program Description

BSc in Nursing

Northern Arizona University

This popular four-year program is offered on four campuses around the state of Arizona. After a very competitive admission process, nursing courses are taken in sequence over five semesters. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The high-tech world of health care will always be driven by the human heart. If a gifted nurse has helped you, you know that one person truly can make a difference. What you may not know is that nurses outnumber all other healthcare practitioners. And the demand grows. Our programs provide the tools you need for a successful nursing career. You can advance in dozens of directions. Our hands-on curriculum covers health maintenance, disease prevention, primary care assessment, and evidence-based research. We emphasize rural and urban health care needs in the culturally diverse Southwest. We offer a traditional BSN program as well as an Accelerated Second Degree option for students with a bachelor's degree in another field. This accelerated program is a 12-month program. The traditional BSN is a five semester (2.5 years) program. A new program is available for prospective associate degree nursing students selected in a competitive admission process with their Arizona community college. This program will enable them to complete many of the baccalaureate nursing courses (professional requirements) as a cohort while completing their associate degree in nursing. All pre-professional requirements must be completed in order to be considered for this program.

Note: If you want to major in Nursing, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Nursing’s program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Family nursing
  • Hospital nursing
  • Community nursing
  • Public Health nursing
  • Gerontological nursing
  • Critical care nursing

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nursing Informatics

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Yuma
  • Tucson
  • Flagstaff
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 24, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
4 years
Full time
USA - Flagstaff, Arizona
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USA - Flagstaff, Arizona
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