Why Our Nursing School In Sarasota Is Right For You

  • No waitlist for General Education coursework!
  • Earn your BSN in just 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • Evening classes for general education coursework
  • 24/7 tutoring available for students in nursing classes
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Student success coaches available to all students
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).
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/).
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Begin Your Nursing Dream With Our Accredited BSN Program

Finding the right Florida nursing school is crucial to launching your nursing career. Our BSN program in Sarasota, Florida, combines classroom teaching, hands-on simulations, and training in real-world healthcare environments to give you the skills you need.

In 2022, our students had a 84.89% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate across all campuses*, higher than the National NCLEX pass rate of 82.32%. With expert training and a practical curriculum,  our CCNE-accredited nursing school in Florida is ready to help you enter the nursing field.

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Earn Your BSN 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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BSN Program Curriculum & Transfer Credits

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 Nursing Program Curriculum Overview

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 to a nursing career. Students can progress through our BSN program of study in 3-years or less with qualifying transfer credits. Our academic advisors will work closely with you to review transcripts and transfer as many credits as possible.

Career-Focused Nursing College in Sarasota

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

Hands-On Nursing Simulation Labs

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 Program Accreditation

Arizona College of Nursing has earned accreditation from both CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) and ABHES, some of the most respected organizations in healthcare education. When choosing an RN school that’s accredited by respected organizations like CCNE, you ensure you’re getting a quality education and put yourself in a good position for future healthcare employers.

BSN Program 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.

Career Services & Resources for Nursing Students

At Arizona College of Nursing, we know your ultimate goal is to work as a registered nurse. In the final year of the BSN program, 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.

24/7 Tutoring Available to All Nursing Core Students

Students within our nursing core program (Years 2 & 3 of the BSN) have access to 24/7 online tutoring. Tutors can help you with a variety of nursing/healthcare topics. Many of our students study at night and find it very helpful to have access to a tutor as they complete assignments / prepare for exams.

Nursing School Hospital Clinical Partnerships

Complete NCLEX Exam Preparation

Get a head start on your NCLEX exam from Day 1 at our Florida nursing school. Our expert instructors weave NCLEX-style questions and clinical judgment exercises throughout the curriculum, helping students gain confidence and mastery in these critical areas. 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 has an average NCLEX pass rate of 84.89% across all campuses, higher than the national U.S. average of 82.32%.*

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Hear From Students In Our Nursing Program

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

Finally, a nursing school near me in Sarasota!

A nursing college for the entire Sarasota area, centrally located in University Park near Bradenton and Venice.

Additional hours available upon request.

Tour Our Sarasota Nursing College Campus

Our Sarasota campus is conveniently located right off I-75 highway. The brand new campus includes state-of-the-art medical equipment, simulation labs to practice nursing skills, along with learning centers for additional tutoring.

But don’t just take our word for it – come see for yourself! Take a tour and discover the difference that our nursing programs in Florida can make in your life.

Visit our Sarasota Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages for more information on our nursing program in Sarasota.

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Clinical Partnerships At Our Nursing School in Sarasota, FL

In the BSN program’s final year, students spend most of their time in clinical rotations, training in real-world healthcare environments. We’ve partnered with healthcare providers in Florida to provide students ample clinical experience where they’ll learn from nursing professionals. Our BSN students will get a chance to rotate among multiple healthcare environments so they gain diverse experiences.

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Leadership & Faculty Bringing Practice to the Classroom

Our faculty and leadership at the Sarasota 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 Sarasota Nursing School Campus Leadership

Dr. Valerie Tranchot

Dean of Nursing

What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?

“As an ICU nurse, I had the opportunity to mentor nursing students and enjoyed every minute of it!. A colleague of mine asked me if I wanted to teach and that was the beginning of my nursing education career. While my transition from bedside nursing to nursing education was a significant career change, I realized early on that the possibilities were endless and that I could still impact the lives of patients in a different way: By shaping students’ experiences while they are pursuing their dream of caring for others. I am no longer impacting one life at a time but multiple simultaneously and on various levels. I am not sure I could do better!”

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

“Arizona College is extremely student focused and thrives to help each and every student achieve their dream of becoming a nurse. From access to phenomenal resources, to ongoing faculty,  counseling, and coaching support, to implementation of a robust and contextual curriculum, the college excels on all levels.”

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

“I am always available to problem solve, guide, and mentor. The faculty is there to facilitate, redirect, counsel, and tutor while support staff professionals remain in constant contact with students ensuring their needs are addressed and met.”

Nursing College Scholarship Opportunities

As you consider accelerated BSN programs in Florida, we know that the cost of the program is an important factor in your decision. Students can receive up to $5,000 in scholarship support.

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Click the button below to learn more about our Florida nursing scholarships and to determine eligibility.

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

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

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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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.