Why Our Nursing Program Is Right For You

  • No waitlist for General Education coursework!
  • Earn your BSN in just 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • 91.42% NCLEX Average Pass Rate in 2021 (Compared to 82% pass rate nationally)*
  • Evening classes for general education coursework
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Institutionally accredited by ABHES2
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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Your Nursing Dream Can Start Now

Our BSN program in Sarasota, Florida 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.

In 2021, our students had a 91.42% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate across all campuses*, substantially higher than the National NCLEX pass rate of 82%. 

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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.

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

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Visit our nursing school in Sarasota FL

Are you looking for a nursing program that matches your busy life? The first 4 semesters of our 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.

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

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COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, we continue to monitor guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local requirements to update our protocols as needed.

Click to learn the differences of a Sarasota LPN Program and BSN Program.
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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 Curriculum page for more details.

Meet The Dean

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.”

Preparing for the NCLEX Exam in Florida

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. Visit our NCLEX Exam Prep page to learn how preparation for the NCLEX is built into our curriculum. Below are a few quick facts to familiarize yourself with the exam.

Testing Length

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


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


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

Clinical Partnerships at our Sarasota nursing school

We are proud of our Sarasota 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 Sarasota nursing school. Visit Who We Are to learn more about our mission and goals.

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Nursing College 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.

Nursing 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.

Hands-On 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.


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.


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 Sarasota Campus

Browse below and click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Sarasota nursing school.

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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.