Why Our Nursing School in Phoenix Is Right For You

  • No waitlist to start at our Phoenix nursing campus
  • Earn your BSN in 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • Evening classes for general education coursework
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Institutionally accredited by ABHES2
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 national accrediting agency (https://www.abhes.org/).
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 (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).
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Your Nursing Dream Can Start Now

Our nursing school in Phoenix, Arizona is designed with one goal: to prepare you for a successful nursing career. We combine classroom teaching, hands-on simulations,  and training in real-world healthcare environments to give you the skills you need.

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Graduate in Less Time With Eligible Transfer Credits

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Get Hands-On Experience in Guided Labs

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NCLEX Exam Preparation From Day 1

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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 curriculum combines classroom teaching, hands-on labs, real-world clinical experience, and extensive NCLEX 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, 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 3-years or less with qualifying transfer credits, if the courses apply to the program of study. Our academic advisors will work closely with you to review transcripts and transfer as many credits as possible.

Nursing Program Faculty With Students In Nursing School Lab

Clinical Partnerships At Our Nursing School in Arizona

In the final year of the program, students spend most of their time in clinical rotations, training in real-world healthcare environments. Hands-on experience with patients and healthcare 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 Arizona to provide students with opportunities for clinical experience.

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Our Phoenix Campus is a Career-Focused Nursing School

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

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.

Nursing Career Services and Resources

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

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.

Accredited Nursing School

Arizona College of Nursing has earned accreditation from some of the most respected organizations. Attending an accredited school or program can also help you to get a job once you finish school.

Complete NCLEX Exam Prep

Our nursing school in Arizona is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX exam on Day 1. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-style questions and clinical judgement 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.

Nursing Degree Program Faculty and Students in lab

Here’s just a few of the ways we prepare you for NCLEX:

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

In 2022 Arizona College of Nursing had an average NCLEX pass rate of 84.89% across all campuses, higher than the national 2022 U.S. average of 82.32%.*

The national NCLEX pass rate for Arizona College of Nursing does not include rates for the Phoenix campus yet, as new campuses take 3 years for students to be eligible to take the NCLEX exam. 

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Hear From Students In Our Nursing School

The teachers and administration of Arizona College really do care about us. In my first month, the Dean had a 1-on-1 meeting with me to see how I was feeling. I don’t think I could find that level of support anywhere else.

Isabella Berry, BSN Program Class of 2022

Arizona College of Nursing has no waiting list to get in. As soon as you make that call to Arizona College, the advisors are on it and they’re very supportive, helpful and they want you to pursue your career.

Janelle Adams, BSN Program Class of 2021

Finally, a nursing school near me in Phoenix!

An Arizona nursing school for the entire Phoenix Valley including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, and Carefree.

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday Closed, Sunday Closed – Has onsite services

Additional hours available upon request.

Phoenix Nursing Program Campus Building

Visit Our Nursing School in Phoenix

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. That’s why we opened a second campus in the valley. Our nursing school in Phoenix is conveniently located next to the intersection of Bell Road and I-17, and offers great access to the entire Phoenix metro, especially if you live in the West, North, or Central Valley.

We also tailored our curriculum to match your busy life. During the first 4 semesters of general education classes are held in the evenings and each course is completed in just 8 weeks. Stop by to learn more about our 3-year BSN degree program, which prepares you to take on a wider range of responsibilities than CNA, LVN or LPN nursing programs. Visit our Phoenix Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages for more information on our nursing program in Phoenix.

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  • Approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Arizona College of Nursing is approved for participation with AZ-SARA

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

Our faculty and leadership at the Phoenix 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 can apply what you’re learning to advanced nursing practice scenarios.


 

Meet Our Phoenix Nursing School Campus Leadership

Phoenix Nursing School Dean

Lori A. Gutierrez

Dean of Nursing

What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?


“I majored in Journalism and Communication in high school.  I was offered a full scholarship for college, but decided to get married instead (yes, way too young). My Dad talked me into becoming a nurse, which I did, and my journey has allowed me to meld my two interests together and become a Clinical Educator. Since then, I have had 4 articles published in nursing magazines, and have spoken at many conferences. I have enjoyed the collision of both worlds, and the opportunity to serve others in many ways.”

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


“At Arizona College of Nursing, we are nursing only.  That is what we do, and we do it well. The student is immersed into the role of the professional registered nurse. General Education courses prepare students for their nursing journey. We provide resources to create a student-centric environment and we hire faculty that care about the student’s success. We work with the students so they may graduate, take and pass NCLEX, and have fulfilling nursing profession.”

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


“The Phoenix Campus prides itself on the faculty who teach General Education and Nursing courses. They promote a student-centric environment and serve to assist the students in their success.  The campus also provides resources including AccessAbility (Disability Services), the Learning Resource Center (academic resources/tutoring), Counseling, Financial Aid, and the Student Nurses Association. The campus is available to promote study habits and workshops to assist in creating a healthy learning environment.  All faculty, administration and staff offer times to meet and work with students to assist them in their progress and help them be successful on their journey.”

Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities

As you consider nursing schools in Arizona, we know that the cost of the program is an important factor in your decision. Students can receive up to $10,000 in scholarship support.

Nursing School Teacher With Student At BSN Nursing Degree Program

Click the button below to learn more about our nursing scholarships in Arizona and to determine eligibility

  • Futures Scholarship
  • Advancement Scholarship
  • Working Parent Scholarship
  • Achievement Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship
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FAQ at our Phoenix Campus

Browse below and click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Phoenix nursing school. To find a nursing school near you, visit our Campus Locations page.

Arizona College of Nursing – Phoenix
(623) 250-5920 info@arizonacollege.edu
16404 N Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85053

Accreditations

CCNE Accredited Nursing School

1 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

ABHES Accredited Nursing School

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 national accrediting agency.