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Earn your BSN in 3-years at our Phoenix Nursing School

Why our nursing school is right for you:

  • 97% NCLEX Pass Rate at our Tempe campus in 2020*
  • Earn your BSN in just 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • No waitlist for General Education coursework
  • Convenient evening General Education courses for your busy schedule
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Institutionally accredited by ABHES2
  • Conveniently located near Bell Road and I-17, our Phoenix nursing school is easy to find and reach from nearly anywhere in the Valley.

*From Jan to Dec 2020, per NCSBN NCLEX-RN reporting available at https://www.azbn.gov

CCNE Accreditation Review

The CCNE on-site accreditation review for the Arizona College of Nursing BSN Degree Program is scheduled October 18, 19, and 20, 2021. If you would like to submit third-party comments regarding the program, please click the following link to visit our CCNE Review Third-Party Comment page. Deadline to submit comments is September 17, 2021.

Finally, a nursing school near me!

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

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Additional hours available upon request.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, we have implemented health and safety protocols at our Arizona nursing school, including temperature checks, mask-wearing, and sanitizing to protect our students and staff.

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Visit our Phoenix nursing college

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 new Phoenix nursing program campus 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.

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Hear from our students

“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

“The college faculty puts an emphasis on their experience as nurses when they are teaching which helps with student understanding and learning.”

Dan Yap, BSN Program Class of 2020
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Nursing Program Curriculum

We believe in a focused and structured educational environment. Our curriculum is methodically designed to help you reach your career aspirations. 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).

Students can progress through our BSN program of study in 3-years, or less with qualifying transfer credits. The first year is focused on general education classes, such as: The Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Global Health. During year two you will transition into the Nursing core portion of the program and take courses like Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Human Pathophysiology.

In the final year, you will spend most of your time engaged in patient care alongside nursing and medical professionals. You will also take specialty classes on subjects such as Maternal Health, Pediatrics, and Community Health.

Visit our BSN Program Curriculum page for more details.

Meet The Dean

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 Phoenix nursing schools?

 

“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.”

Preparing for the NCLEX Exam

Our 3-Year Accelerated BSN Program is designed to help you succeed in your career as a registered nurse (RN). Your journey after graduation from our Arizona nursing school begins with taking and passing the NCLEX-RN exam. Below are a few quick facts to familiarize yourself with the exam.

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Testing Length

The NCLEX-RN test allows 6 hours to complete the exam with as many unscheduled breaks you require.

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Grading

The NCLEX-RN exam is graded as pass or fail, so you will not receive a numerical score upon completion.

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License

Once you receive a letter that you passed your name will appear in your state’s Board of Nursing RN database.

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Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

There are multiple nursing scholarships available to those eligible for our BSN program students at our Phoenix nursing school. Select the button below to learn more and to determine eligibility.

  • Futures Scholarship
  • Advancement Scholarship
  • Working Parent Scholarship
  • Achievement Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship

Learn More

Clinical Partnerships at our Phoenix nursing school

We are proud of our Phoenix campus and the nursing clinical partnerships we have established as a resource for our students. Our partners play a vital role in the professional development of students during the core curriculum of the BSN program at our Phoenix nursing school.

Career-focused nursing program

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Admissions

Future nurses choose Arizona College of Nursing for many reasons including: flexible schedule, 3-year BSN degree program, high-tech facilities, personalized attention, and a solid reputation in local medical communities. Contact us today to get started. Click on the following link for our nursing school Admissions Requirements.

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Career Services

At Arizona College of Nursing, we’ll level up your education with one-on-one career support. Our strong network of healthcare partners helps us provide employment opportunities for students and graduates. Click on this link to learn more about the nursing program Career Services we offer to students.

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Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Our SimLabs are equipped with life-like mannequins, “patients” that can breathe and bleed, and your instructors will guide you through basic and complex nursing scenarios. Click on the link to learn more about our nursing college Simulation Labs.

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Accreditation

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. Click on the link to learn more about our Phoenix Nursing School Accreditations and Affiliations.

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Curriculum

Our CCNE accredited 3-year 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 employers. Click on the link to learn more about our college’s Nursing Program Curriculum.

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.

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Accreditations

CCNE Accredited

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).

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

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.