The University of Arizona College of Nursing jumped from No. 47 to No. 31 in the 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs rankings. The RN-MSN in Clinical Systems Leadership program also ranked No. 13 in the nation’s Best Online Nursing Programs for veterans.
U.S. News & World Report ranks programs based on student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, student excellence and expert opinion.
"The recent U.S. News and World Report ranking is further evidence of our commitment to excellence and innovation in nursing education and to meeting the educational aspirations of veterans.” ~ Ki Moore, Dean, UArizona Nursing
“I am so proud of our Online Masters of Science in Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership program and the outstanding faculty who are dedicated to preparing the next generation of nursing leaders,” said UArizona Nursing Dean Ki Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The recent U.S. News and World Report ranking is further evidence of our commitment to excellence and innovation in nursing education and to meeting the educational aspirations of veterans.”
A master's degree in nursing can pave the way for more advanced roles in administration and leadership. UArizona Nursing’s Online Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership program is designed to strengthen students’ patient care and leadership abilities as well as expanding their expertise and understanding of emerging interventions and technologies. The program also teaches students about the inner workings of care systems across a spectrum of health environments.
The Clinical Systems Leadership program offers two tracks: One for students who hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and one for students holding a bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN). The RN-MSN program is paced for employed RNs (ADN or BSN), with three annual starts, and continuous 7.5 week-long course access. The program can completed in 15-24 months with majority emphasis on systems leadership. Learn more about the program here.