All we do is Nursing
Have you ever wondered, “Will a high-quality, CCNE-Accredited2 nursing school ever open near me?” If so, look no further!
How does our RN program fit your busy life?
- Located between I-95 and Dixie Highway, our Fort Lauderdale nursing college is easy to find and reach from nearly anywhere in South Florida.
- Start sooner. No Waitlist. Sessions start about every 8 weeks, 6 times a year.
- Finish sooner. Earn your BSN in 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits.
- Leave prepared. ABHES-Accredited1 and CCNE-Accredited2
Why Arizona College for your BSN?
Real-life Scenarios & Simulation
Participate in high-tech health simulations in state-of-the-art labs that replicate today’s exam rooms, ER bays, and delivery suites.
Learn from experienced nurses and healthcare leaders as they share their knowledge and passion with you.
Case Studies & Discussion
Join your classmates and instructors in engaging conversations while examining and reimagining actual medical cases.
Fast. Flexible. Focused.
Complete your BSN in three years or less with qualified transfer credits. Begin with evening, hybrid general education classes, then dive into your nursing core.
Participate in hands-on simulations in high-tech labs. Immerse yourself in the field during your clinical experiences.
Our Fort Lauderdale Campus
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 program.Learn more about our CCNE-Accredited2 BSN program
1 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.
2 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at the Arizona College School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.”
“The college faculty puts an emphasis on their experience as nurses when they are teaching which helps with student understanding and learning.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
To become a registered nurse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you must complete an accredited nursing program and pass the state NCLEX within 3 attempts. You also have to register with the state of Florida and pay a fee of $175 to the Florida BON.
Additionally, all Florida LPNs, RNs, and APRNs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period.
Registered Nurses in Florida have a median salary $64,400 per year
As you will be newly entering the workforce, it’s important to know that you will likely not start at the median rate, but would likely increase your earnings with experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Registered Nurses in Florida range from a low rate of $47,070, per year, to the highest paid Nurses earning as much as $88,630 per year.
Source: Wages for Registered Nurses in Florida O*NET OnLine. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/wages/29-1141.00?w=1&st=FL&g=Go
Registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation
Registered nurses held about 3.1 million jobs in 2018
The largest employers of registered nurses were as follows:
- Hospitals (60%)
- Ambulatory healthcare services (18%)
- Nursing and residential care facilities (7%)
- Government (5%)
- Educational services; state, local, and private (3%)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-3
We make it easy to apply for transfer credit. You’ll need to request two things from your previous institution(s):
- An official transcript
- A copy of the course catalog
Read more about Arizona College’s transfer requirements.
Arizona College accepts numerous types of financial aid. Students may be eligible for a wide variety of options, including but not limited to:
- Federal student loans (payments can begin after you’re done with school)
- Federal PELL and SEOG grants (do not have to be repaid)
- State-based grant programs (do not have to be repaid)
- Work-study (on-campus employment)
- Private educational loans
- Military veteran educational benefits (available at some campuses)
Read more about financial aid at Arizona College.
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their entire schedule when starting Nursing school.
Once you begin your Core Nursing courses, your schedule will shift to daytime classes.
As of 2018, there were 53,400 RNs employed in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area
RN employment in Florida is projected to grow 21% from 2018 to 2028
As of 2018, here were 3,059,800 RNs employed in the United States
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, with 210,400 projected annual openings
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/wages/29-1141.00?w=1&st=FL&g=Go
There are 2 parts of the cost to become a nurse in the state of Florida. First, one needs to complete an accredited nursing program. Arizona college offers an accelerated nursing program to earn your BSN in 3 years or less, which saves you time and money.
Additionally, applicants will pay $200 to take the NCLEX and then an additional $175 to the Florida Board of Nursing. This fee covers the application and the licensure.
The Florida Board of Nursing requires that after 3 failed attempts at the NCLEX, applicants need to complete an approved remedial training program before they may test again. This program must include both clinical and classroom training. Once completed, applicants can submit proof of completion at the time of application for their next NCLEX attempt. For more information, contact the Florida Board of Nursing.