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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
For more information, click here.
BSN -- MS --DNP Program Outcomes
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.