Each of our locations is 100% dedicated to either Nursing or Allied Health education.
Our onsite academic programs prepare students for in-demand careers.
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From orientation to graduation, our team provides support at every step of your journey.
Our purpose is to provide people the opportunity to enhance their lives through education.
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Learn from knowledgeable instructors at our Fort Lauderdale campus who have years of experience putting their skills to use in the medical field.
Executive Director of Academic Operations
James Jones began working in post-secondary education as an instructor in 2006. Since then, he has been a program director, director of education and a campus executive director. He has over 14 years of experience working in higher education in Arizona and Florida. He has been with Arizona College since March of 2019 and is currently the executive director of academic operations at their Fort Lauderdale campus. His favorite thing about working in colleges is having the opportunity to help people be positively impacted by improving their lives through education.
In James’ free time, he enjoys going to the beach with his wife and children and watching the University of Alabama play football.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Prior to joining Arizona College in 2021, Tom served as the Campus Director, Military Enrollment for West Coast University Dallas where he developed and implemented the military student support process for multiple campus and online enrollment teams. Tom has been an Enrollment Services leader for over a decade serving students in California, Colorado, Missouri, Texas and online across the country. Tom served on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps for eight years as an Operations Chief and six years in the Army Reserve as a Geo-Spatial Intelligence Analyst.
Dean of Nursing
Valerie Browne came to Arizona College of Nursing – Fort Lauderdale Campus after an academic career in both state and private universities. She has a passion in both nursing education and practice which she pursues in her work with AACN and ANCC.
As Dean of Nursing she has oversight and provides innovative leadership in planning, implementing the BSN program with the campus leadership team.
Dean of General Education
Dr. Laura Dougé came to Arizona College of Nursing – Ft. Lauderdale in November of 2019 after leaving her role as Assistant Director of Multicultural Admissions at Widener University in Chester, PA. Her background in higher education primarily focuses on areas such as fostering student success, improving student learning outcomes, and working closely with diverse student populations. After working in various sectors of higher education for the past 11 years, she has been provided with the fundamental knowledge and experience to continue to excel in areas such as leadership, academic affairs, and professional success post-graduation.
As Dean of General Education, Dr. Dougé oversees the General Education program while promoting a focus on student success and professional growth.
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).
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.