Bachelors of Science in Nursing programs
NAU’s Bachelors of Science in Nursing program is a four and a half year program will teach students to provide care for individuals, families, and communities in a variety of urban, rural, and culturally diverse settings. During the BSN program, you will learn the tools for a successful nursing career, along with hands-on curriculum and many different programs that are available within NAU’s Nursing Department. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and begin their rewarding career in healthcare.
The School of Nursing uses innovative instructional methods to facilitate learning that include face to face experiences in the traditional classroom setting, online learning, simulation laboratories, and clinical experiences in various healthcare and community agencies located throughout Arizona. These innovative approaches are purposefully interwoven into our degree programs and are a vital part of our student learning experience.
Flagstaff campus program Accordion Closed
The Flagstaff campus BSN program is taken at NAU and is the way that most Nursing students apply to the program with nursing courses taken in a sequence of 5 semesters. The traditional program admits 30 students every fall (August) & spring (January) semester.
American Indian program Accordion Closed
The American Indian nursing program is a reservation-based entry-level baccalaureate nursing program. Located at the Good Shepherd Mission in Fort Defiance, Arizona, it accepts 10 qualified Native American students each fall semester.
Tucson program Accordion Closed
The Tucson BSN program is the traditional BSN program located on the Pima Community College campus in Tucson. The Tucson program admits 20 students in the fall (August) & spring (January) semesters.
Yuma program Accordion Closed
Yuma’s BSN program is the traditional BSN program located at Yuma Regional Medical Center and other community agencies in Yuma, Admitting 20 students in the fall (August) & spring (January) semesters.
Accelerated BSN program Accordion Closed
For those who have already completed a bachelors degree, the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing program is designed to be completed over 12 months and admits 30 students every summer (may).
All pre-licensure BSN students will have some coursework in traditional classrooms. All classrooms in Flagstaff and at statewide sites are “smart classrooms” with projectors, computers, and DVD players. This technology allows for electronic projection of slides, movies, and the internet. This technology lets faculty spend more time on content and student interaction. Our classrooms provide the students experience using multimedia approaches to presentation, preparing them well for professional communication in various real-world settings.
The School of Nursing uses online courses as part of their coursework to promote learning and to help develop technology skills for the nursing workforce. Rather than gathering in a traditional classroom, students meet online from many locations and interact asynchronously with each other and the course instructor. Using NAU’s BbLearn platform, students and faculty discuss, debate, and actively participate in course subjects. Students are able to access all course materials, including library materials.
Some courses are taught completely online and other courses use a blend of instructional approaches. Regardless of the instructional approach, BbLearn “shells” are created for all courses, enabling faculty to provide students with internet access to materials and other online learning tools.
You are required to travel to sites throughout the state for clinical coursework and will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses. Be aware that clinical experiences may involve several weeks of 3-5 days per week at statewide sites. You will need to plan your family and work commitments accordingly.