Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Excellence in BSN Options: Elevate your Future with the UArizona’s BSN and BSN-IH Pathways

Embark on a transformative journey with the University of Arizona's prestigious Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, where your education goes beyond the classroom. Since 1957, we have been at the forefront of nursing education, shaping BSN graduates who excel in their careers. Our BSN program, renowned for its quality and reputation, is your gateway to a rewarding nursing career, ensuring you are not just prepared but poised to excel in the nursing field. Whether you choose our accelerated, hybrid BSN-IH pathway in Gilbert or our conventional, 24-month BSN pathway in Tucson, you will benefit from supportive faculty and a blend of advanced technology, practical simulations, and exceptional clinical experiences designed to hone your skills for real-world success. The BSN pathway options prepare you to thrive in diverse nursing roles and make a profound difference in people's lives at their most crucial times. Start your journey to becoming a resilient and successful registered nurse with us and step into a future filled with possibilities.

Earn your BSN in Tucson or Gilbert

UAHS Campus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Conventional Pathway takes place in the College of Nursing building located on the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus, in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. Attend classes fall and spring semesters, in person, with summers off.

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Gilbert Campus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – Integrative Health Emphasis

The Accelerated Integrative Health Pathway takes place on our UArizona College of Nursing, Distance Campus, in beautiful downtown Gilbert, Arizona. Attend classes year-round to graduate in 15-16 months. This hybrid program offers a combination of online and in person learning.

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Program Outcomes

  • Synthesize knowledge from liberal education, professional nursing, and life experiences as a basis for professional nursing practice.
  • Apply leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety skills to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Integrate information management and patient care technology to deliver, manage, and evaluate quality patient care.
  • Incorporate knowledge about healthcare policy, finance, and regulations into professional nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration behaviors.
  • Implement health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration strategies to improve individual and population health.
  • Model professional values and personal wellness behaviors.
  • Implement culturally sensitive, evidence-based, integrative care for patients across the lifespan and across healthcare environments.

Learn more about the BSN and BSN-IH including prerequisites, pathways, and more in this short informational presentation.

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See the full admissions requirements and application process on the BSN Admissions page.



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at The University of Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

BSN Program Director

Melissa Goldsmith, PhD, RNC
Clinical Associate Professor and BSN Program Director

BSN-IH Program Director

Betty Parisek, EdD, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor and BSN-IH Program Director

Disclosure Statement: DOE 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)

In accordance with regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) by the Department of Education, The University of Arizona College of Nursing discloses that the curricula of the BSN, BSN-IH, and MS-MEPN programs meet licensure requirements of all states and territories except the following, which have not yet been determined: California, Vermont, American Samoa, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Although The University of Arizona has sought information from other jurisdictions regarding licensure requirements, these requirements are subject to change. If you intend to seek professional licensure or certification outside of Arizona, you should contact the appropriate state licensing agency to obtain the most up-to-date information regarding licensure or certification requirements in your desired state of practice prior to accepting admission offers. For further information, please visit the Eligibility & State Authorization webpage.

**Please note: Before applying for RN licensure, the state of California requires applicants successfully complete a microbiology lab. This is not a requirement of the UA BSN or MS-MEPN programs. Students anticipating applying for an RN license in California are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take a microbiology lab before applying for RN licensure in California.**