Enter the Nursing Profession

Get a Master’s in Nursing Using your Existing Undergrad Degree

MEPN Students

An accelerated 15-month program that retrains you for the Nursing field.

Our Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) program is tailor made for students holding university degrees in other fields who want to become registered nurses. Program options are available in both Phoenix and Tucson and you will train with community clinical experts in all specialty areas. In addition, we also offer a Dual PharmD/MSN Degree with an FNP Certificate that will allow graduates to work in nursing and pharmacy fields.

Meet Our Students & Graduates

Marion Cook

“Nursing’s really special because there are a lot of cool things you can study. Where else can you go to school and see a baby born or view an open-heart surgery? As a nursing student at the UA, you get these wonderful once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.”

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Melanie Begaye

“I was drawn to the UA College of Nursing through the University of Arizona Cancer Center Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) undergraduate research program. I realized that being a nurse would help me achieve my goal of returning to the Navajo Nation and promoting wellness and traditional healing.”

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Accreditation & Affiliations

The master's degree program in nursing at The University of Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/.

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing

Disclosure Statement: DOE 34 CFR 66.8.43 (a) (5) (v)

In accordance with the new regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), by the Department of Education, the University of Arizona College of Nursing hereby discloses that the curricula for the BSN, BSN-IH, and MEPN programs meet the State educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse for the State of Arizona. The University of Arizona is in the process of determining those specific states and territories where the curricula for these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse. We encourage all prospective students to investigate the requirements of specific states or territories of interest prior to accepting admission offers.