Arizona State University Nursing School Review

Arizona State University (ASU) offers a variety to prospective students, not only in which campus they can take the courses at, but also in the degrees they offer that students can choose from. ASU offers a faculty that has won numerous awards in their respective fields and is caring and compassionate toward the students’ needs both educationally and in day to day life.

Arizona State University Nursing Program Review

The nursing program at Arizona State University operates under the name of ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation. It is the goal of this program to provide the nursing industry with quality trained nurses in order to improve upon the health care system as a whole. The instructors at this college pride themselves on preparing students for a professional career in the nursing industry by teaching the moral, ethical, and clinical practices of nursing.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – BSN – Undergraduate

Under the BSN Program there are several options that students can choose to take in order to achieve their degree. The Traditional Pre-Licensure Clinical Nursing Program is designed for first year students who have had no college training to begin their journey to becoming professional in the nursing industry. The Concurrent Enrollment Program is for those students who want to obtain both their Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree in one program. The Post-Baccalaureate Program is for those students who have obtained a BS degree in an area of study other than nursing.   And finally the RN to BSN Entry (RN-BSN) Option is for those students who have a current license to practice nursing as a RN to obtain their BSN.

Master of Science in Nursing – MSN – Graduate

Two different options are available under the MSN program at Arizona State University. Students who are interested in organizing health education in their communities have the option of enrolling in the Community Health Nursing graduate program. In this program the student will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to practice advanced nursing skills in the public health care area. Students who are interested in helping future nurses by teaching them the skills and knowledge needed to become a productive member of the nursing community have the option of applying to the Nurse Educator Program. This program involves gaining the skills to face the challenging career of teaching nurses the knowledge gained during work experience in the clinical field.

Doctor of Nursing Practice – DNP

This program teaches students to use their ingenuity to improve upon the health care system. The nursing field is always growing and changing so it needs individuals who are trained to take leadership roles in the field and use data and experience to come up with cost effective approaches to running of health care facilities. Several different pathways are available for students under this program including a Post-Baccalaureate option, a Post-Master’s Entry With Advanced Practice Specialty option, and a Post-Master’s Entry Without Advanced Practice Specialty option.

PhD in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation

In this program, students can gain the highest level of education possible in the nursing field. This program is designed for students who want to obtain top leadership employment in order to become a director research, clinical, education, and policies of health care facilities in nursing.  Students may enter this program through two different entry pathways. BS-PhD is a pathway for those students who do not have their Master’s degree but would like to obtain their Master’s as well as their PhD in the same program. The MS-PhD is a program for those students who have achieved their Master’s degree and are seeking a PhD.

Graduate Certificates

Several certificate options are available to students in the nursing category. These certificate programs are designed to instill the knowledge needed for the student to gain training without gaining a degree. The options for these programs are: Child/Family Mental Health Practitioner, Community and Public Health Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nursing, and Nurse Education in Academic and Practice Settings.


Arizona State University,
699 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 965-9011

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