Frequently asked questions
NAU School of Nursing FAQs
These are frequently asked questions that have been answered by Nursing faculty. These questions for the School of Nursing are common and may be helpful to those interested in the NAU School of Nursing.
Admissions and application process
How many students are admitted to the school of nursing’s programs? Accordion Closed
Traditional: 30 students admitted
Accelerated: 30 students admitted
Tucson: 20 students admitted
Yuma: 20 students admitted
American Indian Program: 10 students accepted
Does the School of Nursing have a separate application, and where can I find it? Accordion Closed
Yes, after applying to Northern Arizona University, there is a separate application to the School of Nursing for each program that can be found on the Nursing admissions overview page.
What are the deadlines for applications to the School of Nursing? Accordion Closed
For the Traditional program:
Information on the Kaplan Entrance Exam Accordion Closed
Can I reapply to the program if I do not get in? Accordion Closed
Yes, if you were not accepted you can wait until next application cycle to re-apply.
How do I get my transcripts evaluated for prerequisites? Accordion Closed
What campuses are the nursing programs offered at? Can I apply to more than one campus? Accordion Closed
The Traditional BSN program is offered in Flagstaff, Yuma, Tucson, and the AIP program in Fort Defiance.
The Accelerated program is offered in Flagstaff.
For Online/CEP/RN-BSN programs please contact the Offices of Extended Campuses.
You can have a first choice and a second choice for what campus you want. The AIP campus has a separate application you need to apply with.
How long does the program take? Accordion Closed
The first three semesters are spent as a pre-nursing student completing prerequisites. upon which you will apply to the Professional Program.
The Professional Program is a five-semester sequence of courses building on prerequisite course requirements leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Who do I contact for information on the CEP/RN-BSN program? Accordion Closed
For information on the RN-BSN or CEP program please contact extended campuses office.
Is the School of Nursing accredited? Accordion Closed
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northern Arizona University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at Northern Arizona University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
What is the NCLEX pass rates? Accordion Closed
NCLEX pass rates of over 90%!
FNP licensure pass rates of over 90%!
What is the cost of attendance? Accordion Closed
Can I study abroad? Accordion Closed
The School of Nursing has several study abroad options, for more information visit our study abroad page.
Are there any clubs or organizations for pre-nursing students? Accordion Closed
The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) of Northern Arizona University is a student organization comprised of all university pre-nursing and nursing students, and is governed by an executive board under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Are there any scholarships for nursing students? Accordion Closed
Scholarships for nursing students can be found on our scholarships page.