Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

We welcome students who are prepared to benefit from and contribute to a rigorous and diverse learning environment. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, students typically have earned above a 3.4 GPA in their prior studies. Students do not have to declare the pre-nursing major in order to apply to the BSN program, however it is strongly encouraged. Please see our Admissions page for admission requirements and deadlines.

BSN Plan of Study:

Semester 1

NURS 350 - Pathophysiology (3 units)
NURS 356 - Foundations in Nursing Care (7 units)
NURS 379 - Scholarly Inquiry in Evidence-Based Practice (2 units)
NURS 472A - Nursing Pharmacology (3 units)

Semester 2

NURS 366 - Acute & Chronic Illness Management I (10 units)
NURS 368 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (5 units)

Semester 3

NURS 470 - Acute & Chronic Illness Management II (10 units)
NURS 471 - Mental Health Nursing (5 units)

Semester 4

NURS 473 - Population Health & Community Nursing (5 units)
NURS 478 - Nursing Leadership & Management in Health Systems (5 units)
NURS 479 - Transition to the Professional Nursing Role (6 units)

See UA General Education Requirements and Language Requirements.

Policies and Expectations

The College of Nursing enforces the academic policies described in the Academic Catalog. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information about various policies.

Student Responsibility

The College of Nursing expects all students to act responsibly in their academic performance. As a competitive program, the college holds its students to the highest academic standards. Students are responsible for the academic information that is shared with them during Orientation, that is sent out via email, that is listed on this website, and that is shared with them through other outlets. Students are also expected to act with academic integrity in the classroom and beyond.

Registration Dates and Deadlines

The College of Nursing adheres to the registration dates and deadlines as determined by the Registrar's Office each semester. Students are expected to be aware of their class schedules and the posted dates and deadlines. Effective Fall 2014, students are able to withdraw from courses through the tenth week of the semester. Beyond this posted deadline, the College of Nursing does not support late registration requests, except in the most extreme situations. Please contact your Academic Advisor for more information.

Late Withdrawal Requests

There is no formal petition process for late change or late withdrawal requests. If you feel that you have extenuating circumstances, please speak with your Academic Advisor. Academic advising services are offered in College of Nursing room 112.

Academic Probation and Disqualification

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be in Academic Good Standing at the University. Students who fall below 2.0 will be on Academic Probation, and must raise their cumulative GPA to at least 2.0 by the end of the very next semester in order to continue as a student in the College of Nursing. Students who do not achieve a 2.0 Cumulative GPA by the end of the very next semester will be removed from the College of Nursing and may also face University Academic Disqualification.

Students on Academic Probation are expected to participate in the UA Wildcat Track program. Students who do not participate in the Wildcat Track program as part of their academic probation may not be eligible to continue in the pre-nursing major.


The College of Nursing supports and adheres to the University policies as set forth in the Academic Catalog. If a student believes that they deserve redress or exception to a university policy, they can explore a University General Petition. To discuss the General Petition requirements and initiate the process, students should contact their College of Nursing academic advisors. 

For more information contact:

Office of Student Support & Community Engagement
Location: College of Nursing, Room 112
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 520-626-3808 or 1-800-288-6158

Accreditation and Affiliations 

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  and the Western Institute of Nursing