Program Details

Cost of Attendance

Tuition (2014-2015 rate)

Per Credit Hour: $775
Total Tuition – AD-MSN Track: $37,628 (based on 44 credits)
Total Tuition – BSN-MSN Track: $26,377 (based on 31 credits)


Application Fee: $75
Books/Supplies: Approx. $300 per semester (prices may vary)
Arizona Financial Aid Trust Fee: $48/semester (assuming 7+ total credit hours per semester)
Information Technology/Library Fee: $240/semester (assuming 7+ total credit hours per semester)

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:

Note: Prior to enrollment in the program, submission of proof of “Lawful Presence” (in compliance with Proposition 300) and a fingerprint clearance card will be required. Immunization clearance is also required – UA requires MMR, CON requires additional immunization clearances.

Program Curriculum

The RN-MSN program for AD nurses consists of 44 credit hours and features ten 8-week courses plus a 16-week Immersion Capstone Project (equivalent to six semesters). The BSN-MSN program consists of 31 credit hours and features seven 8-week courses plus a 16-week Immersion Capstone Project over the equivalent of four semesters. For students who have not completed a statistics course in the past five years, a 3 credit hour statistics course is required (offered online at the beginning of the program). There are 3 starts per year – January, May, and September.

Foundations of Systems Leadership* (4 credits)
Evidence-based Practice Improvement (4 credits)
Population Health* (4 credits)
Health Environments and Care Coordination (4 credits)
Health Information and Patient Care Technologies (3 credits)
Quality and Safety Management (4 credits)
Leadership for Patient-Centered Care* (4 credits)
Healing Environments and Practices (4 credits)
Healthcare Business Dynamics (3 credits)
Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (4 credits)

Capstone Course
Clinical Systems Leadership Immersion (7 credits for AD-MSN students; 5 credits for BSN-MSN students)

* These courses are not required for the BSN-MSN track.

Total Credit Hours – AD-MSN Track: 44 credit hours (47 with statistics course)**
Total Credit Hours – BSN-MSN Track: 31 credit hours (34 with statistics course)**

**Curriculum is subject to change.

Program Faculty

For UA College of Nursing faculty information, click here.

Academic Calendar

Spring 2015 Classes Start: 01/05/15
Summer 2015 Classes Start: 05/04/15
Fall 2015 Classes Start: 08/31/15