BSN Conventional Pathway

Do you have a passion for health care and caring for others? Consider our conventional on-ground cohort in Tucson. This program is a four-semester upper division Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Admission to the BSN—Conventional Pathway is competitive, and uses the same prerequisite and admissions criteria as our Phoenix-based program. Please review the prerequisite and admissions tabs for more information.

The BSN—Conventional Pathway is a blend of online and traditional classroom learning, with skills development and clinical immersions in the Tucson community.

Comprehensive Learning

  • Unique focus on integrative health

  • Exposure to a variety of clinical specialty areas

  • Strong emphasis on diversity

Expert Mentors

  • Faculty are high qualified experts in their areas

  • Rotate in excellent facilities across the community

  • Mentors prepare highly sought after graduates

Outstanding Outcomes

  • On-time graduation rate in the 90thpercentile
  • Consistent 90thpercentile NCLEX pass rate
  • Rigorous program prepares students for graduate school

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)

Policies & 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.

Special Notice to Applicants

Please note that the Conventional BSN Pathway requires regular in-person instruction at the UAHS campus in Tucson, AZ. Prospective students in the Phoenix metropolitan area should consider the Integrative Health Pathway.