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Why Our Michigan Nursing School
in Southfield is Right for You

  • Earn your BSN in three years or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • Evening classes for general education courses
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Join a community of 6,500+ nursing 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 (
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 accrediting agency (
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Your Nursing Education Dream
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Our nursing program in Southfield, MI is designed with one goal: to prepare you for a future career in the health sciences as a registered nurse (RN). We strive for quality education through classroom teaching, hands-on simulations, and practical nursing training in real-world healthcare environments to give you the nursing skills you need to help you reach your career goals.

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Graduate in Less Time With Eligible Transfer Credits

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NCLEX-RN Exam Preparation From Day One

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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-RN 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 (AZCN), 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 three years or less with qualifying gen ed transfer credits. Our academic advisors will work closely with you to review transcripts and transfer as many credits as possible. To learn more about our admission requirements, please contact our team who are ready to assist you every step of the way.

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Clinical Partnerships At Our Michigan Nursing School in Southfield

In the final year of our nursing practice program, students spend most of their time in clinical rotations, training in real-world healthcare environments. Hands-on experience with patients and medical 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 Michigan to provide students with opportunities for clinical experience and nursing research by working with nurse leaders.

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Our Southfield Campus is a Career-Focused Nursing School

We work hard to equip students with the nursing skills & hands-on experience they need to succeed as healthcare professionals.

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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.

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Nursing Career Services and Resources

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

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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.

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Accredited Nursing School

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) at Arizona College of Nursing – Southfield is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( All Arizona College of Nursing campuses are also institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Complete NCLEX-RN Exam Prep

Our nursing school in Southfield, Michigan is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX-RN exam on day one. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-RN-style questions and clinical judgment 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.

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

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

With NCLEX-RN exam prep built into our curriculum, your success is our priority. In 2023 Arizona College of Nursing had an average NCLEX-RN pass rate of 89.74%* across all campuses. As a new campus, Southfield does not yet have NCLEX-RN outcomes available specific to this location.

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Hear From Nursing Students In Our School

Arizona College prepared me so well for my NCLEX and what to expect in the field. I really enjoyed my clinical rotations and had some great professors.

Holly LaValley, BSN Program Class of 2022

Throughout my life, I struggled to do well in school. But the faculty of Arizona College took the time to sit down with me and provide the support I needed. Happy to say that I’ve graduated the BSN program with a 3.7 GPA!

Erin Katnik, BSN Program Class of 2023

Finally, a Nursing School Near Me in Michigan!

We strive to be one of the best nursing schools in Michigan, helping students achieve their nursing career dreams through a commitment to quality improvement in our educational programs and clinical training. Our nursing school is conveniently located in Southfield, near Washtenaw, Wayne, and Genesee counties, making it easily accessible for students looking for nursing schools for the entire Metro Detroit area.

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday Closed

Additional hours available upon request.

Our Detroit Nursing School in Southfield

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.

We have tailored our courses to match your busy life. During the first four semesters of general education classes, they are held in the evenings and each course is completed in just eight weeks. New sessions start six times per year, so you are not restricted to starting school in just Fall or Spring. Start when the timing is right for you.

Our nursing campus is located in Southfield, Michigan — right off M-10. We’re just 20 minutes from Detroit, 1 hour from Genesse County, and 45 minutes from Washtenaw County.

Prospective students can stop by our nursing school to learn more about our three-year BSN degree program. Visit our Southfield Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages for more information on our nursing program and student life in the Southfield area.

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

Our faculty and leadership at the Southfield campus have real-world nursing experience and want to help equip you for a successful career. With support services, mentorship, and hands-on guidance in in-person labs and simulations, we combine classroom teaching with advanced nursing practice scenarios.

Meet Our Southfield Nursing School Campus Leadership

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Twanda Gillespie

Dean of Nursing

What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?

“Nursing has been a wonderful career that has provided me with diverse and enriching experiences. I find great joy in mentoring new nurses as they enter the profession. I am dedicated to passing on the values of caring, serving others, and embodying the art and science of nursing through compassion and competence.”

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

“Arizona College of Nursing offers a wealth of resources to support students in achieving their goals. We provide a personalized educational experience with multiple touch points, guiding our students through every step of their program.”

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

“The Learning Resource Center offers a range of resources to support students, from counseling services to tools for managing everyday life. We provide tutoring in various subjects to assist students in their studies. Additionally, faculty members, myself, and many other resources are always available to support our students.”

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Arizona College of Nursing and Oakland Schools are proud to announce a Priority Admissions Program

Arizona College of Nursing and Oakland Schools have partnered to make it easier for Oakland Schools students to transition into Arizona College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. This unique partnership ensures Oakland School students who wish to begin their BSN degree program experience a seamless transition process. The Arizona College of Nursing admissions team will provide Oakland Schools students who meets its admissions requirements with priority admissions to the school and will assist transferring students through the admissions process from start to finish.

To learn more speak with one of our admissions representatives.

Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities in Southfield

As you consider three-year BSN programs in Michigan, 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.

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

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


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FAQ at Our Southfield Campus

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

Arizona College of Nursing – Southfield
(313) 284-6729
26400 Lahser Rd Suite 400 Southfield, MI 48033


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 (

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 accrediting agency.