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Why Our Nursing School in St. Louis is Right for You

  • Earn your BSN in three years or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • Evening classes for general education courses
  • CCNE-Accredited1 BSN Program
  • 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 Can Start Now

Our nursing program in St. Louis, MO is designed with one goal: to prepare you for a future career in the health sciences as a registered nurse (RN). We strive for academic excellence through classroom teaching, hands-on simulations, and training in real-world healthcare environments to give you the nursing skills you need.

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Graduate in Less Time With Eligible Transfer Credits

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Get Hands-On Experience in Guided Labs

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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 National Council Licensure Examination (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.

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Clinical Partnerships at Our Nursing School in Missouri

In the final year of the 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 Missouri to provide students with opportunities for clinical experience and nursing research by working with nurse leaders.

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Our Missouri Campus is a Career-Focused Nursing School

We work hard to equip students with the nursing skills & hands-on experience they need to succeed in their chosen field. Our dedicated team is always there to support you, from interview coaching to job search assistance. Let us be your partner in your fulfilling journey to a nursing career.

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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. In the final year of nursing school, our dedicated faculty 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 – St. Louis 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 St. Louis, Missouri is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX-RN exam on day one to set you on the path towards a rewarding nursing career. 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 are 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, St. Louis does not yet have NCLEX-RN outcomes available specific to this location.

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Hear From Nursing Students in Our School

The teachers and administration of Arizona College really do care about us. In my first month, the Dean had a 1-on-1 meeting with me to see how I was feeling. I don’t think I could find that level of support anywhere else.

Isabella Berry, BSN Program Class of 2022

If you are doubting whether you can become a nurse, the Arizona College teachers and staff will show you that you absolutely can. Every teacher is dedicated to mentoring and supporting students as much as possible.

Liezel Milad, Nursing Program Class of 2021

Finally, a Nursing School Near Me in St. Louis, MO!

We strive to be one of the best nursing schools in Missouri, helping students achieve their nursing career dreams. Our nursing school is here for students in St. Louis and the surrounding areas, including O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Florissant, and Chesterfield.

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

Additional hours available upon request.

Our Nursing Program in St. Louis

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.

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Our nursing campus is conveniently located in St. Louis, Missouri. We’re just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, 20 minutes from Chesterfield, and 30 minutes from O’Fallon.

Stop by our nursing school to learn more about our three-year BSN degree program, which prepares you to take on a wider range of responsibilities than an ADN, CNA, LVN, or LPN nursing program. Visit our St. Louis Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages for more information on our nursing program and student life in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

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Learn How Our St. Louis Nursing School Faculty and Leadership Bring Practice to the Classroom

Our faculty and leadership at the St. Louis 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 combine classroom teaching with advanced nursing practice scenarios.

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Dr. Lanette Stuckey, Ph.D.

Dean of Nursing

What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?

“When I worked floor nursing I would mentor and train new nurses. I found this rewarding and fulfilling so I decided to start teaching nursing students. This is where I found a love for teaching and nursing education along with a desire to make a difference in lives of nursing students and the nursing profession as a whole. I love watching nursing students progress through the program and watching them grow and learn. Watching nursing students growth, milestones, and achievements are fulfilling because it all contributes to the building of strong future nurses to help ensure they are well-prepared to provide high quality care and contribute positively to healthcare outcomes.”

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

“Arizona College of Nursing distinguishes itself from others through its unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and student development. Our nursing program stands out for its innovative curriculum, hands-on clinical experiences, dedicated faculty mentorship, emphasis on leadership and professional development, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are proud to offer a comprehensive education that prepares students to thrive as compassionate, competent, and culturally responsive nurses in today’s complex healthcare landscape.”

What support resources are available to nursing school students at the St. Louis campus?

“Arizona College of Nursing is committed to providing robust support resources to empower students to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. Some of the key support services available to nursing students on the St. Louis campus include: academic advising, tutoring, career services, student organizations, peer groups, financial aid, and scholarships.”

Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities in St. Louis

As you consider nursing programs in Missouri, 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 Missouri nursing scholarships and to determine eligibility

  • Futures Scholarship
  • Advancement Scholarship
  • Working Parent Scholarship
  • Achievement Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship
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FAQ at Our St. Louis Campus

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

Arizona College of Nursing – St. Louis
(855) 706-8382
1807 Park 270 Drive Suite 500 Maryland Heights, MO 63146


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.