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MEPN Students

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

Our Master of Science – Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MS-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 Gilbert and Tucson and you will train with community clinical experts in all specialty areas.

Direct Admission for University of Arizona Grads

For more information about our Direct Admissions pathway please visit our MS-MEPN admissions webpage and view the information under “Direct Admission for University of Arizona Grads”

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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 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.**