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* (3 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

State Authorization

Changes to the Higher Education Act (HEA) require The University of Arizona and the College of Nursing to comply with individual state/jurisdiction authorizations of distance education programs. As the Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership (RN-MS) programs are 100 percent online, most states are authorized or exempt from authorization. The College of Nursing can only admit students from authorized, exempt and in progress jurisdictions at this time. As of 9/17/2014 the following authorizations are in place: RN-MS State Authorizations.