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COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19 we have implemented strict health and safety protocols at our Fort Lauderdale nursing school including temperature checks, mask wearing, sanitizing, and distancing to protect our students and staff.

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A Fort Lauderdale college focused on nursing

How does our accelerated nursing program fit your busy life?

  • Earn your BSN in just 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • No waitlist – sessions start about every 8 weeks, 6 times a year
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Arizona College of Nursing is institutionally accredited by ABHES2
  • Conveniently located between I-95 and Dixie Highway, our Fort Lauderdale nursing school is easy to find and reach from nearly anywhere in South Florida.

Finally, a nursing school near me!

A Fort Lauderdale college for the entire Southern Florida region including Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Palm Beach, Miami, and Dade County.

Additional hours available upon request.

BSN program nursing school campus in Fort Lauderdale.

Visit our Fort Lauderdale college

We know you’re busy. On-campus, you can grab something at the Korner Cafe and soak up some Florida sunshine by the lake. Nearby, you’ll find Starbucks, Subway, and Blaze Pizza.

Stop by to learn more about our BSN degree, which prepares you to take on a wider range of responsibilities than an ADN, CNA, LVN or LPN nursing program.

Approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing

Hear from our students

“Arizona College of Nursing has no waiting list to get in. As soon as you make that call to Arizona College, the advisors are on it and they’re very supportive, helpful and they want you to pursue your career.”

Janelle Adams, Class of 2021

“The college faculty puts an emphasis on their experience as nurses when they are teaching which helps with student understanding and learning.”

Dan Yap, Class of 2020
Nursing School faculty and student in our BSN nursing program.
Nursing College BSN Program Female Student at Arizona College of Nursing.

Nursing Program Curriculum

We believe in a focused and structured educational environment. Our curriculum is methodically designed to help you reach your career aspirations. From day one, our nursing program is built to prepare you for a thriving career as a registered nurse (RN). 

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a 3-year nursing program, with the first year focused on general education classes, such as: The Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Global Health. Year two of our nursing program transitions into the Nursing core portion of the program, with courses like Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Human Pathophysiology. 

In the final year, you will spend most of your time engaged in patient care along side medical professionals. You will also take classes in specialty fields such as Maternal Health, Pediatrics, and Community Health.

Visit our BSN Program Curriculum page for more details.

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Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Arizona College of Nursing is now authorized to offer eligible students the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement. It has four award levels: the Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS), Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GVS), and the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC).

Each award has different academic criteria for eligibility and provides a different award amount. The Florida Academic Scholar with the highest academic ranking in each county will also receive the Academic Top Scholars Award.

Bright Futures Eligibility and Requirements

  • Be a Florida state resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) by 8/31 the year of your high school graduation
  • Earn a standard Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or a registered Florida Department of Education private school
  • Not have been convicted of (or pleaded no contest to) a felony charge
  • Be accepted by and enroll in a degree or certificate program at an eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary institution
  • Be enrolled for at least six (non-remedial) credit hours per term

*The State of Florida determines eligibility and award amount of the scholarship.
If you would like to apply for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, click here.

Clinical Partnerships at our Fort Lauderdale college

We are proud of our Fort Lauderdale campus and the nursing clinical partnerships we have established as a resource for our students. Our partners play a vital role in the professional development of students during the core curriculum of the BSN program at our Fort Lauderdale nursing school.

Career-focused nursing school

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Admissions

Future nurses choose Arizona College of Nursing for many reasons that include: flexible schedule, accelerated 3-year program, high-tech facilities, personalized attention, and a solid reputation in local medical communities. Contact us today to get started. Click on the following link to discover more about our Fort Lauderdale Nursing School Admissions Requirements.

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Career Services

At Arizona College of Nursing, we’ll level up your education with one-on-one career support. Our strong network of healthcare partners helps us provide externship and employment opportunities for students and graduates. Click on this link to learn more about the Nursing School Career Services we offer to our students.

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Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Along with SimLabs come life-like mannequins, “patients” that can breathe and bleed. Your instructors will guide you through basic and advanced nursing scenarios. Click on the link to learn more about our Nursing College Simulation Labs.

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Accreditation

Arizona College of Nursing has earned accreditation from some of the most respected healthcare organizations. Attending an accredited school or program can also help you to get a job once you finish school. Click on the following link to learn more about Fort Lauderdale Nursing School Accreditations and Affiliations.

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Curriculum

Our accredited 3-year nursing program combines classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll apply concepts from your foundational courses to real-world scenarios, all while you are developing the professionalism and soft skills demanded of today’s employers. Click on the link to learn more about our college’s BSN Nursing Program Curriculum.

FAQ at our Fort Lauderdale Campus

What is the difference between an LPN school and a BSN school? How much do RN’s make in Florida? Click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Fort Lauderdale nursing school.

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Accreditations

Nursing school accreditation.

1 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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2 All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.