Edson College Downtown

About Edson College



In 1957, Arizona State University launched the School of Nursing with 58 students enrolled. Today, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education for over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Students completing their Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Edson College have an NCLEX first-time pass rate of 92%. ASU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is ranked among the top programs nationwide. Both our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as two of the best programs in the nation. 

 A $25 million gift from the Edson family is helping the Edson College continue its leadership and research capabilities in the areas of cognitive development, dementia and family caregiving. The gift also provides scholarship funds that will enable students to pursue a dual Phd/DNP degree that will prepare them as nurse scientists who have both practice and research expertise. Additionally, funding is available for post-doctoral students in Dementia Research and Family Caregiving.

ASU's Edson College is deeply involved in the region and the community, having long-established partnerships with Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dignity Health, the World Health Organization and many more.

Edson College programs encourage creativity and place a premium on delivery and positive impact.  Whether through its research centers, where nationally recognized research leaders are impacting health agendas, or through funded research collaborations and the community partnerships they support, Edson College students, faculty and staff are making a difference on a broad scale with their bench-to-bedside research.

Interprofessionalism – in education, practice and research – guides the college as it builds programs and curriculum to meet the needs of a changing industry. Graduate and undergraduate programs continue to expand with a focus on systems thinking, evidence-based practice, collaborative system design and improved delivery across the continuum of care -- preparing future health professionals to work together across disciplines within complex and dynamic health delivery systems.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Arizona State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.