Innovative Health Professions Programs


Arizona AHEC currently supports two innovative health professions projects as follows:

  • University of Arizona College of Nursing, Master's Entry to the Profession of Nursing: Arizona AHEC is committed to alleviating the healthcare provider shortage in Arizona through the support of an accelerated pre-licensure Master of Science (MS) in Nursing degree program located on the inter-institutional Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The Master's Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) program is the only masters entry option in the State of Arizona designed for those with a non-nursing bachelors degree interested in nursing as a second degree. Sixteen students received a Master of Science degree for MEPN from the University of Arizona College of Nursing in 2013.
  • University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Phoenix Program, Public Health Practice: Arizona AHEC currently supports the Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice, which received its fourth cohort of students in Fall 2013. The Public Health Practice concentration prepares students with skills needed to work in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings, including local, county and state health departments; the Indian Health Service; Medicaid and Medicare programs; hospitals; and community health centers. Students integrate their experience through core courses, including environmental and occupational health, public health policy and management, and epidemiology.