Each of our locations is 100% dedicated to either Nursing or Allied Health education.
Our onsite academic programs prepare students for in-demand careers.
Our local Admissions and Financial Aid team can answer your questions regarding enrollment, scholarships, and financing options.
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.
Learn from knowledgeable instructors at our Vegas campus who have years of experience putting their skills to use in the medical field.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Catherine Chege came to Arizona College of Nursing with 17 years of higher education experience. Her specialties include: admissions, student services, student life, veteran benefits, registrar services, financial aid, and leadership development. Cat was drawn to Arizona College because of the opportunity to contribute to campus operations for a fairly new campus.
Executive Director of Academic Operations
Barbara Davis-Leigh joined Arizona College of Nursing — Las Vegas in 2020. She holds over 15 years of leadership experience in higher education and andragogy. As former Vice President, Operations & Academic Affairs, her expertise includes a strategic mindset to innovate via inclusive leadership and a student-centered focus. Her passion lies in providing opportunities to ensure student success.
BSN Program Manager
Marni Montgomery-Blake came to Arizona College of Nursing, Las Vegas in April 2017. Her experience as an administrative assistant and her background in education lend themselves well to the college environment. Her prior experience includes teaching kindergarten and music, working as the testing/assessment specialist for a K-12 school district, and serving as the Program Officer for another nursing program at a state university.
As Program Manager at Arizona College of Nursing, Marni creates, updates, and disseminates all student schedules; registers students for classes; orders student textbooks; and maintains student records. Marni also serves as a Student Success Coach and tracks and monitors a variety of school and student data for reporting purposes.
Dean of General Education
Dr. Luz Garza joined Arizona College of Nursing, Las Vegas in April 2018. She taught psychology, sociology, ethics, humanities, and English classes for eight years before joining the AZC team. She is an advocate for healthy aging and social justice and enjoys helping future nurses achieve their goals.
Dr. Garza is responsible for leadership and day-to-day coordination and implementation of the General Education program policies and processes.
Dean of Nursing
Dr. Jill Rankin joined the Arizona College community in November 2020, as Director of Nursing- Las Vegas Campus. Dr. Rankin has been teaching in higher education since 2008, and has taught Community Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, and Nursing Research.
Her pediatric clinical experience spans among various pediatric specialties, including hematology/oncology, same day surgery, medical/surgical, and neonatal intensive/sub intensive nursing. Dr. Rankin is a member of Sigma Theta Tau XiXi Chapter, and was awarded the Excellence in Research Award (2014) and the Excellence in Nursing Education (2018).
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).