The first step in the admission process is to apply for admission to the University. You can do this by filling out the application online at: http://home.nau.edu/admissions/apply/default.asp Please fill out the form indicating that you are a full time, degree seeking student in the Nursing major (Registered Nurse Option). Please note that you must be admitted as a degree seeking student in order to be considered for admission to the nursing program.
Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended must accompany the application for admission. Have your official transcripts sent to the NAU Undergraduate Admissions Office:
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 4084
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Upon receipt of the completed application and all official transcripts, the Admissions office will evaluate your transcripts and determine transfer credits and Foundations/Liberal Study designations. The following rules apply to the awarding of credits at NAU:
- NAU does not place a time limit on previous credits.
- NAU does not award college credits for work experience.
- The university accepts a maximum of 64 credits from community colleges, regardless of how many schools were attended or the total number of credits previously earned at these institutions. All credits for which the student earned at least a "C" from universities or 4-year colleges are accepted for transfer, but may not meet liberal studies requirements at NAU. The university does not accept credits for which the student earned less than a "C".
- Students that graduated from an accredited Arizona community college RN program are eligible to transfer up to 82 units from a community college
- All credits for which the student earned at least a "C" from universities or 4-year colleges are accepted for transfer, but may not meet liberal studies requirements at NAU. The university does not accept credits for which the student earned less than a "C".
Upon completion of the NAU application process contact the Extended Campuses Advising Team. The Extended Campuses Advisor will evaluate your transcripts, help you plan your program of study, and assist with enrollment in NAU courses. The Extended Campuses advisor will also help you complete your application for graduation. Contact the Extended Campuses Advising Team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: 1-800-426-8315.
The next step is to apply to the RN-BSN program. To be eligible for the RN-BSN program applicants must:
- have graduated from a state or nationally accredited registered nurse program
- have maintained a GPA of 2.5 in pre-professional courses
- maintain a current RN license from the state in which you will be doing the project-based portions of your nursing curriculum OR evidence of current enrollment in the final semester of an associate degree RN Program in the State of Arizona. Applicants in their final semester of an associate degree RN program must have a 3.0 GPA in the Nursing program and the approval of their advisor from associate degree RN program.
Immediately after your acceptance to the University, complete the application to the School of Nursing. The application is available online but must be completed, printed out and then mailed to your advisor in Extended Campuses. Northern Arizona University Extended Campuses ATTN: RN to BSN Program PO Box 4117 Flagstaff, AZ 86011. A complete application packet must include all of the following:
- Completed nursing application
- Two Reference Forms (form included in the application packet on-line) mailed directly to your advisor at Extended Campuses. These should be from professors, administrators, employers or professional colleagues. Recommendations from friends and family will not be accepted.
- Copy of current RN license from state where you will be doing the project-based portions of the curriculum. Indicate the year you were first licensed.
- Applicants in the semester of their associate degree RN program must provide written approval of the advisor from the associate degree RN program.
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended
- Course descriptions are required for all pre-professional courses taken outside the State of Arizona
Complete application packets will be reviewed by the School of Nursing on the 15th of each month. Any applications received after the 15th will be reviewed the following month. Applicants will be notified by mail of their admission status.
Following admission to the University and the School of Nursing, nursing courses are open to:
1. Any Registered Nurse
2. Students in their last semester of associate degree nursing program in the state of Arizona with a GPA of 3.0 and approval from their faculty advisor are eligible to apply. Please note that students not holding an RN license are eligible to take NUR 307, NUR 330, NUR 320, NUR 321, and NUR 390, but are not eligible to enroll in NUR 420, NUR 424, NUR 427, NUR 450C and NUR 408.