Two Valley Locations
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.
Our Tempe Campus
Here at the Tempe campus, we are a close-knit community of nursing students and professionals with a passion for helping people. And we know your life is probably already busy. That’s why we have a convenient self-service food mart on premise and a full cafe right across the parking lot. And, we’re not far from quick bites at Starbucks, The Buffalo Spot, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and McDonalds.
Our Phoenix Campus
Here at Arizona College of Nursing, we know a lot about nursing students. So we get it: you dream of being a nurse, but your life is already extremely busy, so how can you make it happen? We want to help you achieve your dreams, so that’s why we are giving you more options by opening a second campus here in the Valley. Our new Phoenix campus is conveniently located next to the intersection of Bell Ave and I-17, and offers great access to the entire Phoenix metro, especially if you live in the West, North, or Central Valley.
To fill the requirements for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you’ll start your nursing program with General Education courses that will form the foundation of your education. If you enter the program with no transfer credits, these classes would span the duration of your first three semesters. You’ll take classes like The Fundamentals of Biology, Introduction to Psychology, Global Health and more. A sample first year course schedule could look like this:
|Fundamentals of Biology||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||3|
|First Year Composition I||3|
|Human Anatomy/Physiology I||4|
|First Year Composition II||3|
|Critical Inquiry & Literacy-or-Introduction to American Politics||3|
|Human Anatomy/Physiology II||4|
|Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|Cultural Diversity & Global Health||3|
In situations where students are able to transfer in a high number of credits from other schools, they may be able to start nursing core classes during the first year.
In your second year of the BSN program, you’ll finish your General Education courses and make the exciting transition into the Nursing core portion of the program. You’ll take classes that help you develop the critical judgment needed to deliver safe and effective care and get your first clinical experiences caring for patients.
You’ll take classes like Ethical & Legal Standards in Nursing, Interprofessional Communication and Mental Health Theory & Application. A second year schedule could look like this:
|Critical Thinking in Clinical Decision-Making||2|
|Ethics & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice I||1|
|Theoretical Foundation in Nursing Practice + Practicum||2 didactic|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety I||1|
|Ethics & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice II||1|
|Acute & Chronic Health Disruption in Adult 1 + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Mental Health Theory & Application + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Evidence-Based Practice I||1|
In the final year of the program, you’ll spend the most time engaged in patient care. You’ll work alongside medical professionals and take advanced classes that will prepare you for a career in nursing.
As you near the end of your program you’ll take classes in specialty fields such as Maternal Health, Pediatric Health and Community Health. A typical third year schedule could look like this:
|Evidence-Based Practice II||1|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety II||1|
|Acute & Chronic Health Disruption in Adult II + Practicum||2 didactic|
|Community Health Nursing + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Maternal Health Theory and Application + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Pediatric Health Theory and Application + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Ethics & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice III||1|
|Evidence-Based Practice III||1|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety III||1|
|Transition to the Profession||1|
|Acute & Chronic Health Disruption in Adult III + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Evidence-Based Practice IV||1|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety IV||3|