Nursing program students at our Tampa nursing school.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, our nursing school and health care programs have moved to an online learning platform so we can continue supporting our student’s educational goals. Over the coming weeks, the hands-on portion of courses will be migrating back to campus and will follow strict health and safety guidelines.

Nursing program student at our Tampa nursing school.

A nursing school focused on nursing

How does our accelerated nursing program fit your busy life?

  • Earn your BSN in just 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • Start sooner – classes begin about every 8 weeks
  • ABHES-Accredited1 and CCNE-Accredited2
  • Conveniently located in the Westshore District, our nursing school in Tampa, Florida is easy to find and reach from nearly anywhere in Tampa Bay.

Finally, a nursing school near me!

A nursing program for the entire Tampa region including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, North Tampa, and Brandon.

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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.

Bright Futures Eligibility and Requirements

  • 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.

Career-focused nursing program

Curriculum

Our accredited 3-year nursing 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. Learn more HERE.

Admissions

Future nurses choose Arizona College of Nursing for many reasons that include: flexible schedule, accelerated 3-year program, high-tech facilities, personalized attention, and a solid reputation in local medical communities. Contact us today to get started. Learn more HERE.

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 externship and employment opportunities for students and graduates. Learn more HERE.

Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Along with SimLabs come life-like mannequins, “patients” that can breathe and bleed. Your instructors will guide you through basic and advanced nursing scenarios. Learn more HERE.

Accreditation

Arizona College of Nursing has earned accreditation from some of the most respected healthcare organizations. Attending an accredited school or program can can also help you to get a job once you finish school. Learn more HERE.

Nursing program teacher at our Tampa nursing school.

Our nursing school in Tampa, Florida

Are you looking for a nursing school that offers a nursing 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.

BSN Curriculum

We believe in a focused and structured educational environment. Our curriculum is methodically designed to help you reach your career aspirations.

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a 3-year nursing program, with the first year focused on general education classes, such as: The Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Global Health. Year Two of our nursing program transitions into the Nursing core portion of the program, with courses like Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Human Pathophysiology. 

In the final year, you will spend most of your time engaged in patient care along side medical professionals. You will also take classes in specialty fields such as Maternal Health, Pediatrics, and Community Health.

Visit our BSN Curriculum page for more details.

BSN nursing program students at our nursing school in Tampa.

FAQ at our Tampa Campus

What is the difference between an LPN school and a BSN school? Are you curious how much it will cost you to become a nurse in Florida? CLICK HERE to view the most frequently asked questions at our nursing school in Tampa.

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Nationally Accredited

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1 All 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.

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2 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).