School of Nursing

Make a difference 

As a registered nurse or nurse practitioner, you’ll make a difference every day.  You’ll learn ways to positively impact the lives and health of individuals, families, and communities—at home and abroad.

Undergraduate

The career opportunities are endless:  from hospitals, hospices, and private practices to schools, businesses and research facilities.  Shape your degree path to fit your needs:

TraditionalNursing (BSN) Program:  In person NAU nursing program in Flagstaff, Tucson, Yuma and Fort Defiance, with a few (nursing theory) courses online.

Accelerated Nursing (BSN) Program: A one year, Flagstaff campus only, intensive program for students that already have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) completed. With a few (nursing theory) courses online.

Three different RN to BSN programs:

RN to BSN Program:  If you’ve already earned your associate’s degree and are a licensed nurse there are two online options to degree completion.  Choose between an online classroom environment with a structured schedule or through our Personalized Learning environment where you set the pace.

Concurrent Enrollment (AAS & BSN): Earn your Associates degree AND your BSN at the same time, in partnership with a number of Arizona Community Colleges.  Students take nursing theory courses online through NAU while completing your community college’s in-person nursing program.

Mid-AAS Program: Current Community College RN degree nursing students with one year of nursing courses completed may enroll in NAU’s RN to BSN program, complete their Associate’s degree and earn their BSN by taking online NAU nursing theory courses to earn their BSN.

In the past, we have had as many as 650 applicants to our pre-licensure traditional BSN programs, and we don’t use a waitlist.

We typically admit:

  • 60 students to our Flagstaff campus
  • 30 students to our Accelerated second degree program
  • 40 students to our Tucson campus
  • 40 students to our Yuma campus
  • 40 students to the American Indian program

Graduate

We offer the following options in the graduate nursing program: Master’s degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and nurse generalist tracks. A FNP certificate is available for students already holding a Master’s degree in Nursing. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program builds on master’s education with a focus in leadership.

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Program Outcomes

BSN -- MS --DNP Program Outcomes

Current students

Our resources for current students include student clubs and organizations, scholarships, exam and test preparation, advising, and more.

Alumni and friends

Field studies in Tanzania and providing care on the Navajo Nation are just a few of our initiatives. Contribute financially or share your alumni accomplishments to help continue our mission of making a difference in the lives of students and patients.