EmbanetCompass Partners with the University of Arizona to offer an online RN to MS in Nursing

Chicago, IL, Toronto ON, and Orlando, FL (September 2012)– As the leading provider of online learning services for the world’s premier institutions, EmbanetCompass is proud to announce their new partnership offering an online RN to MS in Nursing degree with the University of Arizona (UA). Classes are scheduled to start in Winter/Spring 2013.

Ranked among the top 6 percent of graduate nursing programs in the United States, the UA College of Nursing will be offering this 44 credit hour program that features a series of 8-week long courses with admissions three times per year. Graduates of accredited associate degree programs can complete the degree in as few as two years.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UA among America’s Best Colleges and The Princeton Review lists the university as one of the best colleges in the Western region. The National Science Foundation (2009) ranks the UA #26 in research and development expenditures among public and private universities and colleges and #18 among public universities and colleges.

“As one of the leading graduate nursing programs in the United States, we were looking for a partner that has the same high standards for supporting our students as we have,” stated Joan Shaver, dean of the UA College of Nursing. “In EmbanetCompass, we found superb expertise and look forward to a successful launch of the RN to MS in Nursing degree online.” 

“The University of Arizona is a highly ranked and respected research institution and we are privileged to have been selected as their partner to help them to engage students in this unique online RN to MS in Nursing program,” said Steve Fireng, EmbanetCompass President and CEO.

The UA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

For more information about the online RN to MS in Nursing, click here 

About EmbanetCompass

EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. EmbanetCompass provides the entire complement of online learning support services–including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support, and technical helpdesk, allowing our university partners to concentrate on delivering high quality academics. Its success is based on a history of performance and innovation that provides its academic partners with the stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online learning. EmbanetCompass partners with over 35 colleges and universities serving 120 distance education programs.

About The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is a premier, public research university. Established in 1885 as the first university in the state and the state’s land grant university, the UA is building a better Arizona through access, quality and discovery.

As a public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. The UA aims to empower their graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the UA mission.

About The University of Arizona College of Nursing

Established in 1957, the College provides ‘top in class’ programs for entry into or advancing within the profession of nursing. The faculty of the UA College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice – to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses (threatened or actual), injuries, symptoms and disabilities.

Already engaged with students across the country in their online doctoral programs, the faculty bring a wealth of experience to building communities of scholars, in-person and virtually. UA faculty, students and alumni are ‘leading through learning’ and shaping tomorrow’s health care.

In Arizona, proximity to the Mexican border and Native American reservations offer opportunities to serve and learn about issues in health and culture. Valuing diversity of people and place, learning opportunities span from urban and rural setting, from entrepreneurial to employed practice, from community health centers to large integrated health systems, from health departments to corporations and more.