Bachelor of Science in Nursing – American Indian program

Program overview

Are you a resident of the Navajo, Hopi, or other American Indian Nation who wants to pursue a nursing career? We offer the first Bachelor of Science in Nursing program located within an American Indian Nation in the United States—in Fort Defiance on the Navajo Nation. 

In this program, you will complete your prerequisite courses through Northern Arizona University or a local community college, and then, apply for admissions to NAU's  BSN program.  

Like our traditional BSN program, the BSN American Indian Program prepares you to provide nursing care for individuals, families, and communities in various urban and rural settings.  Admissions for this program is in the Fall semester only. We admit 10 students per year in this program.

Graduates of the BSN American Indian Program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and begin their rewarding career in healthcare.

Download the AIP BSN information packet for further details.

Program requirements

There are a variety of prerequisites you must complete before being admitted into the nursing program. Check out the BSN American Indian program requirements.

Admissions process

Getting ready to apply? Please download the American Indian Program application to review the School of Nursing admissions process.