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Why Our Nursing School in Tampa 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
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 accrediting agency (https://www.abhes.org/).
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Train for Your Career at Our 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.

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Save Time and Money on Your Degree With Transfer Credits

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Learn by Doing with Our Guided Labs

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NCLEX-RN Exam Prep From Day One

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Nursing School Curriculum

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 BSN program combines hands-on labs with classroom learning and offers real-life clinical experiences. Plus, we focus on NCLEX-RN 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

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 nursing school 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.

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Clinical Partnerships at Our Nursing School 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.

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Guided Hands-On Simulations

Simulation labs offer a secure environment to practice skills, solve problems, and try new things. Our Sim Labs feature realistic mannequins, which act as “patients” that can breathe and bleed. Instructors guide you through simple and advanced nursing situations, allowing you to practice medical skills you’ll use as a nurse.

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Nursing Career Services and Resources

At Arizona College of Nursing, we know your ultimate goal is to work as a registered nurse. In the final year of nursing school, our instructors work with each student on crafting their nursing 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 – 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).

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Complete NCLEX-RN Exam Prep

Our nursing school in Tampa is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX-RN exam on Day 1. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-RN-style questions and clinical judgment throughout our curriculum to get them comfortable. 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

In 2023, our Tampa campus students had an 84.62% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*. With NCLEX-RN exam prep built into our curriculum, your success is our priority.

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Hear From Students In Our Nursing School

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 Florida nursing school for the entire Tampa region including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, North Tampa, and Brandon.

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

Additional hours available upon request.

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Visit Our Nursing 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 and to check out our sim labs and facilities.

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

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Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities in Florida

As you consider nursing schools 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.

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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
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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.

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.

FAQ at Our Tampa, Florida Nursing Campus

Browse below and click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Tampa nursing school. For more information about our nursing program in Tampa visit our Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages, and to find a nursing school near you, visit our Campus Locations page.

Arizona College of Nursing – Tampa
(813) 499-0113 info@arizonacollege.edu
1411 N Westshore Blvd Suite 200 Tampa, FL 33607

Accreditations

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 (www.aacnnursing.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 accrediting agency.