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The College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI) is distinguished as a model for excellence and inspiration in nursing and interprofessional practice, education, and research to advance knowledge and innovative practice models, and new solutions to optimize the health and well-being of our diverse local, national and global communities. Learn more about the history of the college.

Mission & Goals

Deliver excellent, innovative, nationally-recognized nursing and interprofessional programs that are accessible, inclusive, and learner-centered

  • Distinguish our academic programs through (1) impactful curricular development that reflects national health initiatives; (2) recruitment and retention of world class faculty; and (3) achievements of students and alumni.
  • Broaden diverse students access, enrollment and retention in our academic community through (1) tailored marketing; (2) financial support (3) student support services; and (4) state of the art learning experiences.

Build national reputation in innovative nursing and health related programs that significantly impact individuals and communities 

  • Create or refine and disseminate teaching strategies that are student-centered, adaptive, and interactive.
  • Develop program-specific criteria that advance academic excellence leading to national recognition of CONHI.
  • Establish collaborative networks to foster innovative programs that impact local, national, and global health.

Establish ASU as a global center for interdisciplinary research, discovery and development by 2020

  • Conduct innovative science and participate in and lead interdisciplinary research teams. 
  • Contribute to the global community of scholars to inform the scientific knowledge base and influence health outcomes.
  • Provide professional and research mentorship to develop the next generation of scientists who positively affect health outcomes.

Enhance our local impact and social embeddedness 

  • Increase student and faculty collaboration within the community that is reciprocal, beneficial and sustainable to improve health outcomes. 
  • Engage community members and leaders in designing relevant health related activities and programs responsive to the needs of diverse populations.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing/and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) through June 30, 2024.  All programs are also approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing.