Welcome to Wildcat Nursing

A Message from the Interim Dean

Whether you are a prospective student, alumnus or supporter, thank you for your interest in our College of Nursing! As a member of the College for 30 years, I have experienced the exciting growth of our college community through our academic programs, collaborative partnerships, and research initiatives and am excited for what the future holds.  

No matter what your career goals are in the nursing field, you can find it here; whether it is entering the workforce, advancing your career or becoming an advanced practice nurse.

Our Bachelors of Science in Nursing, the first degree program offered by the College, has been transformed to a 4 semester upper division program with first time licensing exam pass rates that far exceed the national average. If you have a degree in another field, our Master’s Entry to Professional Nursing program prepares you to become a registered nurse. If you are already a nurse but want to advance your career, our Master of Science in Clinical Systems Leadership is an online program for working professionals with either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in nursing.


“No matter what your career goals are in the nursing field, you can find it here; whether it is entering the workforce, advancing your career or becoming an advanced practice nurse." ~ Ki Moore, Interim Dean


Is your goal to advance the profession as an advanced practice nurse or nurse scientist?  Our Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree prepares students for the highest level of advanced practice in 6 different specialties, and our PhD program prepares future scientists to generate new knowledge in priority areas that advances the health of the world’s population.

Many of our programs are delivered online, so you may not need to relocate to Tucson, and our graduates are having nationwide impact as they are promoted to leadership positions in the health care industry.

Ki Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Interim Dean

And while we educate the next generation of nurses, we are also transforming the knowledge base of healthcare and how it is practiced through our advanced research. Our Office of Nursing Research is one of the best in the country, helping to dramatically increase submission and funding of research proposals at the College. Our collective research expertise in precision science, data and systems science, and health determinants science is well aligned with national nursing science priorities for advancing population health.

These ongoing achievements are a source of pride for our Wildcat Nursing family and community of alumni and supporters.  No matter where you go, you can remain connected to the College and the accomplishments of your classmates with continued networking opportunities. I encourage you to sign up for our e-newsletter, visit for homecoming, or reach out to a favorite faculty member. We have a more than 60-year old tradition of building better futures and always enjoy hearing what you are up to.

It is really an exciting time to be a Wildcat Nurse and again, whether you are just starting your journey with us, or reconnecting, welcome.