Bachelor of Science in Nursing – American Indian program

Program overview

The American Indian Nursing Program  at NAU School of Nursing is the first and only reservation-based entry-level baccalaureate nursing program. Since its beginning in 1996, more that 150 American Indian nurses have entered into practice as licensed RN's serving health care needs of native peoples in reservation settings and adjacent community's

Currently housed at the Good Shepherd Mission in Fort Defiance, Arizona, students have class-room and clinical experience in our facilities and local tribal health care agencies. Through the program students have classroom and clinical experiences at Fort Defiance, in Flagstaff at the mountain campus, in tribal health care agencies, in Indian Health Service facilities, and hospital and community locations adjacent to the Navajo Nation.

In this program, you will complete your prerequisite courses through Northern Arizona University or a local community college, and then, apply for admissions to NAU's  BSN program.  

Like our traditional BSN program, the BSN American Indian Program prepares you to provide nursing care for individuals, families, and communities in various urban and rural settings.

The program is dedicated to give priority each Fall semester to ten Qualified Native American students who are members of federally recognized tribes.

Graduates of the BSN American Indian Program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and begin their rewarding career in healthcare.

Download the AIP BSN information packet for further details.

Admissions process

Getting ready to apply? Please download the American Indian Program application to review the School of Nursing admissions process.