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: 30 students admitted
American Indian Program: 10 students admitted
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 HESI A2 Admissions Exam Accordion Closed
School of nursing requires the HESI A2 exam for applying to the traditional and AIP BSN programs.
|HESI A2 Entrance Exam Section||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
|Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)||30 questions||25 minutes|
|Grammar||55 questions||50 minutes|
|Reading Comprehension||55 questions||60 minutes|
|Vocabulary & General Knowledge||55 questions||50 minutes|
|Math||55 questions||50 minutes|
|*Learning Style||14 questions||15 minutes|
|*Personality Style||15 questions||15 minutes|
*Applicants are required to complete the learning/personality style questions within the HESI A2 exam, but the results will not be a factor in the admissions decision. The learning/personality style results will be used to support and guide learning within the School of Nursing program.
To help prepare for the HESI A2 Admissions exam, we recommend:
Admission Assessment Exam Review, 5th Edition (2021-2022)
More information on how to register for the HESI A2 Exam will be available in the coming weeks.
Can I reapply to the program if I do not get in? Accordion Closed
Yes, if you were not accepted, then you can wait until next application cycle to reapply.
How do I get my transcripts evaluated for prerequisites? Accordion Closed
Visit https://jackspath.nau.edu/ to see how your courses from another institution will transfer to NAU.
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 American Indian Program is located in Tuba City.
The Accelerated program is offered in Flagstaff.
For Online/CEP/RN-BSN programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can have a first choice and a second choice for what campus you want for the traditional BSN program.
The AIP campus has a separate application and is only available during the fall application cycle.
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 email@example.com.
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
University tuition and fees are managed by Student and Departmental Account Services. The university also manages the college fees students are required to pay.
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.
How do I set up an appointment with a nursing advisor? Accordion Closed
If you are a current student of NAU, please set up an appointment with our online appointment scheduler.
If you are not currently a student at NAU, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gateway Advising at (928)523-4772.