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 with years of experience putting their skills to use in the medical field.
MSN-Ed, CNS, RN
Executive Director of Academic Operations
Wendy Merchant came to Arizona College of Nursing – Las Vegas in 2018. She has 20 years of nursing experience with 15 years in nursing education. Her prior experiences as a director of nursing in clinical practice and a former director and dean in academia lend themselves well to her role with Arizona College as Executive Director of Academic Operations. Her passion nursing and helping nursing students fulfill their dream of being a nurse.
As the Executive Director of Academic Operations, Wendy oversees all academic operations at the Las Vegas campus. She provides campus leadership and is a community liaison for the campus.
PhD (c ), MBA, MHRM
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.
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.
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.
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).