UArizona College of Nursing to Host Ribbon Cutting for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program, Nov. 13

Nov 6, 2019

GILBERT, Ariz. – The University of Arizona College of Nursing will host a reception, ribbon cutting and facility tours to officially open the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway in Gilbert, Ariz.

The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10 to 11 a.m., at the University Building, 92 W. Vaughn Ave., in downtown Gilbert.

The first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN program, the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health (BSN-IH) program is devoted to blending conventional health care with complimentary approaches to mind-body-spirit well-being.

Scheduled speakers include: UArizona President Robert Robbins, MD; Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels; Michael Dake, MD, senior vice president, UArizona Health Sciences; and Ki Moore, RN, PhD, dean, UArizona College of Nursing. Tours will be offered to news media and members of the public and light refreshments will be served.

Students in the UArizona College of Nursing's new Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health program. (Photo: Kris Hanning, UArizona Health Sciences)The new program occupies the entire third floor of the University Building in downtown Gilbert. The first cohort of 24 students started in August and the program is projected to have a total enrollment of 216 students by its third year. A blend of online and traditional classroom learning, the four-semester, upper-division BSN-IH program differs from the conventional BSN pathway in that it focuses on integrative health and well-being assessment and promotion.

Offering an alternative to traditional biomedical and pharmacological options, integrative health promotes a healing-oriented, whole-person approach to health care. Conditions are treated clinically through a variety of methods, including lifestyle enhancement, nutrition and appropriate biomedical therapies.

For enrollment information, please visit UArizona Nursing’s BSN program page.

About the University of Arizona College of Nursing

Established in 1957, the University of Arizona College of Nursing has been transforming nursing education, research and practice to help people build better futures for 60 years. Consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation, the college is strengthening health care’s largest workforce and the public’s most trusted profession through its undergraduate and graduate programs, offered online and on-campus in Tucson and Phoenix. Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., where integrative health has been pioneered, the UA College of Nursing is home to the world’s only Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship. With key focal strengths in integrative health, cancer prevention and survivorship, and nursing informatics, the college has more than 7,000 alumni worldwide promoting health and wellness in their workplaces and communities. For more information:

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About Gilbert, Ariz.

Located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Gilbert, Ariz., has a population of 250,000+ residents and is nationally recognized as the 22nd best place to live in the nation (CNN/Money Magazine, 2014); 2nd safest community in the nation (FBI Uniform Crime Report Data, 2018); Best City to Raise a Family in Arizona (WalletHub, 2017), and has the highest median income in the nation (WalletHub, 2016). For more information, follow Gilbert on Twitter (@GilbertYourTown), Facebook (Gilbert Town Hall) and Instagram (@GilbertYourTown) or visit

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health-professions training. The UArizona Health Sciences includes the UArizona Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UArizona Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UArizona Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 900 faculty members and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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