This degree was designed to provide a pathway for Registered Nurses (RNs) to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. RNs who have graduated from a state or nationally accredited associate degree or diploma- nursing program are eligible and may transfer a block of credits to expedite their progress toward this degree. This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Option for Registered Nurses?

The high-tech world of healthcare will always be driven by the human heart. If a gifted nurse has helped you, you know that one person truly can make a difference. What you may not know is that nurses outnumber all other healthcare practitioners. And the demand grows. This program builds on skills acquired through a diploma or associate degree program. Courses are delivered online and through clinical projects completed in your community.

Note: If you want to major in Nursing, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Nursing's program in addition to being admitted to the university, as well as have a current Arizona nursing license.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Perianesthesia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Family nursing

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Hospital administration
  • Nurse anesthetist

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Online
Program taught in:
  • English

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