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BSN Nursing Program RN Students and Faculty

COVID-19 Announcement

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

A Phoenix nursing school focused on nursing

How does our accelerated nursing program fit your busy life?

  • 97% NCLEX Pass Rate at our Tempe campus in 2020*
  • Earn your BSN in just 3 years!
  • No waitlist- sessions start about every 8 weeks, 6 times a year
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Arizona College of Nursing is 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


Finally, a nursing school near me!

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

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Additional hours available upon request.

Visit our Phoenix nursing college

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.

Arizona nursing school nursing program campus building in Phoenix.

Our new Phoenix 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. The first 4 semesters of our BSN nursing program are evening general education classes. To help you earn your nursing degree faster, you’ll complete each general education course in just 8 weeks.

Stop by to learn more about our BSN degree, which prepares you to take on a wider range of responsibilities than an ADN, CNA, LVN or LPN nursing program.

Approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

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, 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, Class of 2020
Nursing School BSN Program Male Student at Arizona College of Nursing.
Nursing School faculty and student in our BSN nursing program.
Nursing College BSN Program Female Student at Arizona College of Nursing.

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 nursing program is built to prepare you for a thriving career as a registered nurse (RN).

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a 3-year nursing program, with the first year focused on general education classes, such as: The Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Global Health. Year two of our nursing program transitions into the Nursing core portion of the program, with courses like Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Human Pathophysiology. 

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

Visit our BSN Program Curriculum page for more details.

Meet The 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.”

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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 school

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Admissions

Future nurses choose Arizona College of Nursing for many reasons that include: flexible schedule, accelerated 3-year 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 Phoenix 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 externship and employment opportunities for students and graduates. Click on this link to learn more about the Nursing School Career Services we offer to our students.

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Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Along with SimLabs come life-like mannequins, “patients” that can breathe and bleed. Your instructors will guide you through basic and advanced 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 healthcare 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 accredited 3-year nursing 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 BSN Nursing Program Curriculum.

FAQ at our Phoenix Campus

What is the difference between an LPN school and a BSN school? How much do RN’s in Arizona make? Click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Phoenix nursing school.

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Accreditations

Nursing school accreditation.

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).

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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.