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Nursing: Undergraduate Programs


The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) that prepares students for challenging roles in health-care administration, nursing education, nursing practice, health-care informatics, health-related public policy, advanced practice nursing or nursing research. Our graduates are enriching and advancing health care around the world as they conduct cutting-edge research, shape public policy, educate the community and deliver skilled, compassionate care to patients of all ages and cultures.  Students are encouraged to declare the Pre-Nursing major and then apply for admission into the upper-division BSN program at the end of their second year of university study. 

The Pre-Nursing major is designed for students who intend to apply for admission to our program. Pre-nursing majors will receive extra support from the University of Arizona College of Nursing while they are enrolled in preparatory coursework.  The pre-nursing major is comprised of University of Arizona general education courses and prerequisite courses that will prepare students for upper-division nursing curriculum. In addition to courses, pre-nursing students will have access to a variety of resources as they prepare to apply to the BSN program. However, any student who meets the admission requirements is eligible to apply to the BSN program.

Accreditation and Affiliations 

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  and the Western Institute of Nursing



Expected Learning Outcomes: 

 General Outcomes for the BSN

·         Synthesize knowledge from liberal education, professional nursing, and life experiences as a basis for professional nursing practice.
·         Apply leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety skills to improve patient care outcomes.
·         Integrate information management and patient care technology to deliver, manage, and evaluate quality patient care.
·         Incorporate knowledge about healthcare policy, finance, and regulations into professional nursing practice.
·         Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration behaviors.
·         Implement health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration strategies to improve individual and population health.  
·         Model professional values and personalwellness behaviors.
·         Implement culturally sensitive, evidence-based, holistic care for patients across the lifespan and across healthcare environments.
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