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Why Our Florida Nursing School in Fort Lauderdale
is Right for You

  • No waitlist to start at our Fort Lauderdale nursing campus
  • Earn your BSN in three years or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • Evening classes for general education courses
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Join a community of 6,500+ nursing students
CCNE Accredited Nursing School
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
ABHES Accredited Nursing School
All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency (
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Your Nursing Education Dream Can Start Now

Our nursing program in Fort Lauderdale, FL is designed with one goal: to prepare you for a future career in the health sciences as a registered nurse (RN). We strive for academic excellence by providing quality nursing education through classroom teaching, hands-on simulations, and practical nursing training in real-world healthcare environments to give you the nursing skills you need.

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Graduate in Less Time With Eligible Transfer Credits

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NCLEX-RN Exam Preparation From Day One

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Nursing School Curriculum

From day one, our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is built to prepare you for a thriving career as a registered nurse (RN). Our comprehensive nursing education combines classroom teaching, hands-on labs, real-world clinical experience, and extensive NCLEX-RN exam prep to get you ready for a successful nursing career.

Sample Classes in Our BSN Curriculum:

How Transfer Credits Work

At Arizona College of Nursing (AZCN), we understand that you want to get the most out of your previous education experience on your journey through nursing school. Students can progress through our BSN program of study in three years or less with qualifying gen ed transfer credits. Our academic advisors will work closely with you to review transcripts and transfer as many credits as possible.

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Clinical Partnerships at Our Nursing School in Florida

In the final year of our nursing practice program, students spend most of their time in clinical rotations, training in real-world healthcare environments. Hands-on experience with patients and medical professionals is one of the most powerful ways to learn. We make it a priority for our students. We’ve partnered with healthcare providers in Florida to provide students with opportunities for clinical experience and nursing research by working with nurse leaders.

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Our Florida Campus is a Career-Focused Nursing School

We work hard to equip students with the nursing skills & hands-on experience they need to succeed in their chosen field.

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Guided Hands-On Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Our Sim Labs are equipped with life-like mannequins, as “patients” that can breathe and bleed. Your instructors will guide you through basic and complex nursing scenarios, giving you time to practice the medical skills you would use as a nurse.

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Nursing Career Services and Resources

At AZCN, we know your ultimate goal is to work as a registered nurse upon successful completion of your degree. In the final year of nursing school, our instructors work with each student on crafting their resume, preparing for interviews, and providing job-searching tips. Through our network of healthcare partners, we can sometimes connect students with potential job opportunities.

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BSN Curriculum

Our CCNE-accredited nursing degree 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 healthcare employers.

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Accredited Nursing School

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) at Arizona College of Nursing – Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( All Arizona College of Nursing campuses are also institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). A BSN differs from an associate degree in nursing.

Complete NCLEX-RN Exam Prep

Our nursing school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX-RN exam on day one. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-RN-style questions and clinical judgment throughout our curriculum to get them comfortable. To learn more about testing format and study strategies, read our blog post Mastering the NCLEX: A Comprehensive Guide to Preparation.

Here are just a few of the ways we prepare you for NCLEX-RN:

  • A class dedicated entirely to preparing for the NCLEX-RN exam.
  • Virtual practice exams customized for each student
  • Exam strategies & tips from instructors
  • Customized assignments & study plans

With NCLEX-RN exam prep built into our curriculum, your success is our priority. In 2023, our Fort Lauderdale campus students had a 94.07% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*, higher than the national 2023 U.S. average NCLEX-RN pass rate of 90.17%.**

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Hear From Nursing Students In Our School

If you are doubting whether you can become a nurse, the Arizona College teachers and staff will show you that you absolutely can. Every teacher is dedicated to mentoring and supporting students as much as possible.

Liezel Milad, Nursing Program Class of 2021

I was inspired to become a nurse when my family member got sick, and the nursing staff did an incredible job caring for them. The Arizona College of Nursing instructors believed in me and my nursing dreams. They supported me to become the best version of myself. I have now graduated with my BSN and will enter the nursing field!

Melissa, Ft. Lauderdale, Class of 2022

Finally, a Nursing School Near Me in Fort Lauderdale!

We strive to be one of the best nursing schools in Florida, helping students achieve their nursing career dreams. Our nursing school is conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale, making it easily accessible for students looking for nursing schools in South Florida, including Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, and Hialeah.

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday Closed

Additional hours available upon request.

Our Nursing Program in Fort Lauderdale

At Arizona College of Nursing, we know nursing students. You dream of becoming a nurse, but your life is already extremely busy, so you ask yourself how you can make it happen.

We have tailored our courses to match your busy life. During the first four semesters of general education classes, they are held in the evenings and each course is completed in just eight weeks. New sessions start six times per year, so you are not restricted to starting school in just Fall or Spring. Start when the timing is right for you.

Fort Lauderdale Nursing School Campus

Our nursing campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — near I-95. We’re just 25 minutes from Hollywood, 35 minutes from Pembroke Pines, and 55 minutes from West Palm Beach.

Stop by our nursing school to learn more about our three-year BSN degree program. Visit our Fort Lauderdale Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages for more information on our nursing program and student life in the Fort Lauderdale area.

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Learn How Our Fort Lauderdale Nursing School Faculty and Leadership Bring Practice to the Classroom

Our faculty and leadership at the Fort Lauderdale campus have real-world nursing experience and want to help equip you for a successful career. With mentorship and hands-on guidance in in-person labs and simulations, you combine classroom teaching with advanced nursing practice scenarios.

Meet Our Fort Lauderdale Nursing School Campus Leadership

James Jones

Executive Director of Academic Operations

What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?

“I have been working in higher education since 2006. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to impact people’s lives in a positive way by helping them prepare for a career. The current and projected nursing shortage in the country has inspired me to devote my career to help produce quality nurses for our communities.”

What makes Arizona College of Nursing different from other Fort Lauderdale nursing schools?

“We are confident in our curriculum, our amazing faculty, and our leadership. But most importantly, we prioritize the success of the students. The vision of Arizona College of Nursing is to be the most student-focused school in the world. We strive to fulfill that vision daily here at the Fort Lauderdale campus. “

What support resources are available to nursing school students at the Fort Lauderdale campus?

“Our approach at Arizona College of Nursing is built on providing resources. Students can access academic advising, tutoring and open labs as well as psycho-social support. Our entire team of faculty as well as the staff are devoted to student success and the support that is necessary for that. “

Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities in Fort Lauderdale

As you consider nursing programs in Florida, we know that the cost of the program is an important factor in your decision. Students near Fort Lauderdale can receive up to $15,000 in scholarship support.

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  • Futures Scholarship
  • Advancement Scholarship
  • Working Parent Scholarship
  • Achievement Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship
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Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Arizona College of Nursing is proud to participate in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program for eligible students. 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.

FAQ at Our Fort Lauderdale Campus

Browse below to learn about nursing concepts or click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Fort Lauderdale nursing school. To find a nursing school near you, visit our Campus Locations page.

Arizona College of Nursing – Fort Lauderdale
(754) 231-4771
600 Corporate Dr Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334


CCNE Accredited

1 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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