University of Phoenix

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
• Master of Science in Nursing masters
• Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing & Health Care Education masters
• Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management (dual degree) masters
• Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration (dual degree) masters
Master of Science in Nursing/Informatics masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Each student has a dedicated graduation team including an academic advisor and a financial advisor. In addition, from the time students inquire about enrolling until they complete their education at the University, they are supported by a cadre of administrators and advisors at the Central Administration level in Phoenix, Arizona, through the University Services offices, the Office of Dispute Management, and the Colleges, among others.

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Graduate 20-24 months

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 73


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 64 full-time; 618 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 19% full-time; 34% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree N/A

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