Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Student resources

Getting your nursing degree is a big achievement. NAU’s School of Nursing has plenty of student resources to help you stay on track and find your niche. Connecting—whether online or in person—is easy at Northern Arizona University.

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HESI A2 exam

The Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment, known as the HESI A2 exam, is required for admission to all pre-licensure nursing programs.


You must pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) after graduation to work as a Registered Nurse.

Experiential opportunities

Student organizations

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Sigma Theta Tau is a prestigious student organization. Members of the Lambda Omicron chapter strive to work together to further nursing leadership and scholarship opportunities for all.

American Nurses Association

Find national resources for student nurses with the American Nurses Association.

Student Nurses’ Association

All pre-nursing and nursing students are part of the NAU Student Nurses’ Association—our local chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association—which seeks to enhance nursing education and healthcare at the university and in the community.

Membership requires a one-time fee of $40 that you pay upon admittance to the nursing program. You will receive mentorship, exam preparation tips and strategies, a graduation cord, and an SNA “We Call the Shots” crew shirt in either navy or white. We also do volunteering and bring in guest speakers.

SNA meetings are in room 124 of the Nursing building from 5:30–7 p.m. in Flagstaff and food is provided. Please contact us at for an updated list of dates or to review our bylaws.