Learn and grow amid southwestern splendor!

Located in a sweeping valley surrounded by picturesque mountains, the University of Arizona College of Nursing in Tucson offers cultural diversity and educational excellence. Whether you are in one of our online graduate programs or take all your courses on our spectacular campus, you’ll have access to the very best in learning resources and opportunities.

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Over the 2020 academic year, the College of Nursing established a task force to create a new strategic plan in line with the University of Arizona and University of Arizona Health Sciences Plans. We are proud to present our strategic plan for 2021-2026.

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We innovate nursing and interdisciplinary education, practice, research, and service to develop leaders, address healthcare challenges, and promote health, equity and inclusiveness.


To lead the advancement of nursing for transforming healthcare in our community, the State of Arizona, and the world.


  • Integrity

  • Compassion

  • Exploration

  • Adaptation

  • Inclusion

  • Determination

Highly Ranked

The University of Arizona—one of the country’s most respected research institutions—is a leader in health-sciences education and scholarship. The College of Nursing is ranked among the top 15 percent of graduate nursing programs in the United States.

As one of 21 colleges at the UA, and one of five colleges comprising the UA Health Sciences, the College of Nursing offers a wealth of educational resources. In addition, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson provides exceptional clinical and research opportunities.

A Wealth of Resources

Our faculty includes diverse professionals with expertise in clinical practice, research and teaching. Nursing students can choose from a broad array of courses that support and extend their nursing program. Resources available include the Steele Innovative Learning Center, Instructional Resources Center, Computer Laboratory, Behavioral Studies Laboratory, Biological Studies Laboratory and the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Proximity to the Mexican border and tribal communities offers opportunities to serve and learn about issues in health and culture. Clinical sites available in the community and surrounding rural areas include nurse-managed clinics, health-maintenance organizations, Indian Health Service sites, community health centers, physician–nurse practitioner practices, mental-health centers, health departments, long-term-care settings, retirement centers, schools and acute-care settings.