Our program sets you apart in a growing workforce.
A BSN from the University of Arizona carries greater weight in the job market because of the rigor of our program. From simulations to clinical practice, our focus is not only helping you achieve your degree, but also preparing you to pass NCLEX and become a successful Registered Nurse.
Nurses are there for people at the best and worst times of their lives. Learn everything you need to know to be the support that someone can rely on. The nationally renowned and highly ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Plus, the College of Nursing is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing. This means that students in this rigorous program graduate prepared for a diverse range of jobs. If you are in the Phoenix area, or more interested in an integrative health focus, explore our BSN-IH in Gilbert, Arizona. Both of these programs utilize advanced technology and cutting-edge didactic curriculum.
Earn your BSN in Tucson or Gilbert
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, right next to Main Campus, in the heart of Tucson, Arizona.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – Integrative Health Emphasis
The Integrative Health Pathway is our newest pathway to our BSN. Located on the third floor of the University Building in downtown Gilbert, Arizona.
- 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.
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.**