15 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Nursing - Entry to the Profession degree from University of Arizona is an entry pathway to the profession of nursing.  The MEPN program is an accelerated, 15-month program with cohorts in Tucson and Phoenix.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

Graduates of the Nursing - Entry to the Profession degree from University of Arizona are prepared as nurse generalists, and eligible for licensure as Registered Nurses (RN) upon completion of the NCLEX-RN examination and approval by a State Board of Nursing. Students interested in a Nurse Practitioner degree should apply to our Doctor of Nursing Practice program after finishing a nurse generalist program.

The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level.  Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers.  Please visit the College of Nursing's website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
  • Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • Concepts and Competencies Across the Lifespan
  • Provider of Care: Practice Competencies
  • Nursing Pharmacology 
  • Provider of Care: Altered Health Conditions 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A combined minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • A grade of `C' or better is required in all prerequisites
  • All prerequisite courses must be complete at the time of application

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 15 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 15 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 15 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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