Why Our Tampa College’s Nursing Program Is Right For You
- No waitlist to start at our Tampa nursing campus
- Earn your BSN in 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
- Evening classes for general education coursework
- CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
- Institutionally accredited by ABHES2
Train for Your Career at Our BSN Program’s Tampa Campus
Our nursing school in Tampa offers a BSN program focused on preparing you for the nursing field. We combine classroom learning, hands-on simulations, and real-world healthcare experiences to help you learn the skills you need for a successful nursing career.Learn More
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BSN Program Curriculum at Our Nursing School in Tampa
To help you thrive as a registered nurse (RN), we designed our curriculum to cover every major topic/skillset you’ll need in the field. Arizona College of Nursing’s 3-year accelerated BSN combines hands-on labs with classroom learning and offers real-life clinical experiences. Plus, we focus on NCLEX exam preparation, making sure you not only have the skills you need for nursing. but will be able to demonstrate your knowledge to the world.
Sample Nursing Curriculum in Our BSN Program
- Fundamentals of Biology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Human Anatomy/Physiology I
- College Mathematics
- First Year Composition (Writing) I
Critical Thinking in Clinical Decision-Making
Evidence-Based Practice I
Community Health Nursing + Practicum
Maternal Health Theory and Application + Practicum
Transition to the Nursing Profession
Professional Seminar (NCLEX Preparation)
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. That’s why we’ve built our BSN program to be finished in 3 years or less with qualifying transfer credits if the courses apply to the program of study. Our academic advisors will work closely with you to review transcripts and transfer as many credits as possible.
Clinical Partnerships at Our Nursing Program in Tampa, Florida
In the last year of our program, students take part in clinical rotations at healthcare settings throughout Tampa. Working directly with patients and healthcare professionals is crucial to learning nursing skills. It’s why we prioritize this experience for our students by teaming up with local healthcare providers, giving our students the opportunity for hands-on clinical practice.
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Our Tampa College’s Campus is Career-Focused
We work hard to equip students with the skills & hands-on experience they need to succeed in the nursing field.
Complete NCLEX Exam Prep
Our nursing school in Tampa is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX exam on Day 1. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-style questions and clinical judgement throughout our curriculum to get them comfortable. 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
Hear From Students In Our Nursing Program
If you are doubting whether you can become a nurse, the Arizona College of Nursing 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, BSN Program
The teachers and administration of Arizona College really do care about us. In my first month of school, 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
Finally, a nursing school near me in Tampa!
A Tampa nursing program for the entire region including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, North Tampa, and Brandon.
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See Our BSN School in Tampa
Are you looking for a nursing school that offers a nursing degree program to match 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.
Approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Arizona College of Nursing is now authorized to offer eligible students the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement. It has four award levels: the Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS), Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GVS), and the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC).
Each award has different academic criteria for eligibility and provides a different award amount. The Florida Academic Scholar with the highest academic ranking in each county will also receive the Academic Top Scholars Award.
Eligibility and Requirements for Florida Bright Futures
- Be a Florida state resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) by 8/31 the year of your high school graduation
- Earn a standard Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or a registered Florida Department of Education private school
- Not have been convicted of (or pleaded no contest to) a felony charge
- Be accepted by and enroll in a degree or certificate program at an eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary institution
- Be enrolled for at least six (non-remedial) credit hours per term
*The State of Florida determines eligibility and award amount of the scholarship.
If you would like to apply for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, click here.
Nursing College Scholarship Opportunities in Florida
As you consider accelerated BSN programs in Tampa, 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 nursing scholarships in Florida and to determine eligibility
- Futures Scholarship
- Advancement Scholarship
- Working Parent Scholarship
- Achievement Scholarship
- Opportunity Scholarship
Unlike public colleges that are primarily state and public-funded and run, private colleges operate as non-governmental entities. Our BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) and institutionally accredited through Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Our accelerated 3-year BSN program is designed to meet rigorous accreditation and industry standards, setting you up for success in your nursing career. We accept applications on an on-going basis with new sessions starting every 8 weeks. Contact us today to apply!
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Arizona College of Nursing – Tampa is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). All Arizona College of Nursing campuses are also institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
It is important to understand the differences between a LPN Program and a BSN Program in Tampa. These factors can impact your nursing career path and your educational roadmap. Our campus leaders and experienced professionals are here to help you every step of your journey. To learn more read our blog article detailing the differences between an LPN Program and BSN Program.
Registered Nurses in Florida have a median salary of $77,710 per year.
As you will be newly entering the workforce, it’s important to know that you will likely not start at the median rate but would likely increase your earnings with experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Registered Nurses in Florida range from a low rate of $61,190, per year, to the highest-paid Nurses earning as much as $100,060 per year.
Updated 09/2023. Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/29-1141.00?st=FL
After three failures of the same level of examination (RN or LPN), regardless of jurisdiction, the applicant must successfully complete a Florida Board of Nursing approved remedial course.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an undergraduate college degree designed to equip students with the training and studies needed for a successful career in nursing. The BSN curriculum includes both general education and advanced nursing studies. To increase your chances of finding a position in your state and city of choice, you should consider earning a bachelor’s in nursing science (BSN).
Our BSN curriculum covers important topics like clinical-thinking, community health, critical care, gerontology, leadership, surgical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, and psychiatric care.
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).
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.