About Us

About Our College

At the University of Arizona College of Nursing, established in 1957, we are leaders in innovative learning. In addition to our on-campus programs for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Tucson) and Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing (Tucson and Phoenix), we offer a variety of nationally recognized online programs including Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership (RN-MSN), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and graduate certificate programs.


In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the UA College of Nursing among the Best Graduate Nursing Schools, Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans.

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The UA College of Nursing is ranked No. 13 among the Top Online Nursing Programs by OnlineU.

About Our University

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state’s super land-grant university with a highly recognized health sciences center, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Student Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $580 million in research investment each year, and ranking 19th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

The National Science Foundation ranks the University of Arizona No. 26 in research and development expenditures among public and private universities and colleges, and No. 18 among public universities and colleges.