Degree Comparison Program 2021-2022

Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This popular four-year program is offered on four campuses around the state of Arizona. After a very competitive admission process, nursing courses are taken in sequence over five semesters. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northern Arizona University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Unit Overview In addition to University Requirements:
  • At least 47 units of preprofessional requirements
  • At least 73 units of major requirements
  • Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements
  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Emphasis, Minor or Certificate
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Preprofessional Requirements
Prerequisite courses and also complete liberal studies and diversity requirements before being admitted to the nursing program (47 units):
Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required STA 270
GPA None Specified
Foreign Language A foreign language is not required.
Progression Plan / Program of Study View Progression Plan
Program Fees

Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $600 per semester for the final 5 semesters has been approved for this program.