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Earn your BSN in 3-years at our Tampa Nursing School.

Why our nursing school is right for you:

  • Earn your BSN in 3 years, or less with qualified transfer credits!
  • No waitlist for General Education coursework!
  • Convenient evening General Education courses for your busy schedule
  • CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
  • Institutionally accredited by ABHES2
  • Conveniently located in the Westshore District, our Florida nursing school is easy to find and reach from nearly anywhere in Tampa.

CCNE Accreditation Review

The CCNE on-site accreditation review for the Arizona College of Nursing BSN Degree Program is scheduled October 18, 19, and 20, 2021. If you would like to submit third-party comments regarding the program, please click the following link to visit our CCNE Review Third-Party Comment page. Deadline to submit comments is September 17, 2021.

Finally, a nursing school near me!

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

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Additional hours available upon request.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, we have implemented health and safety protocols at our Tampa nursing school, including temperature checks, mask-wearing, and sanitizing to protect our students and staff.

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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, which prepares you to take on a wider range of responsibilities than an ADN, CNA, LVN or LPN nursing program.

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Hear from our students

“Arizona College of Nursing has no waiting list to get in. As soon as you make that call to Arizona College, the advisors are on it and they’re very supportive, helpful and they want you to pursue your career.”

Janelle Adams, BSN Program Class of 2021

“The college faculty puts an emphasis on their experience as nurses when they are teaching which helps with student understanding and learning.”

Dan Yap, BSN Program Class of 2020
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Tampa Nursing Program Curriculum

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

Students can progress through our BSN program of study in 3-years, or less with qualifying transfer credits. The first year is focused on general education classes, such as: The Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Global Health. During year two you will transition into the Nursing core portion of the program and take courses like Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Human Pathophysiology.

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

Visit our BSN Program Curriculum page for more details.

Preparing for the NCLEX Exam

Our 3-Year Accelerated BSN Program is designed to help you succeed in your career as a registered nurse (RN). Your journey after graduation from our nursing school in Tampa begins with taking and passing the NCLEX-RN exam. Below are a few quick facts to familiarize yourself with the exam.

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Testing Length

The NCLEX-RN test allows 6 hours to complete the exam with as many unscheduled breaks you require.

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Grading

The NCLEX-RN exam is graded as pass or fail, so you will not receive a numerical score upon completion.

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License

Once you receive a letter that you passed your name will appear in your state’s Board of Nursing RN database.

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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.

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Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

There are multiple nursing scholarships available to those eligible for our BSN program students at our Tampa nursing college. Select the button below to learn more and to determine eligibility.

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

Learn More

Clinical Partnerships at our Tampa nursing college

We are proud of our Tampa nursing degree program and the clinical partnerships we have established as a resource for our students. Our partners play a vital role in the professional development of students during the core curriculum of the BSN program at our nursing school in Tampa.

Career-focused nursing program

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Admissions

Future nurses choose Arizona College of Nursing for many reasons including: flexible schedule, 3-year BSN degree program, high-tech facilities, personalized attention, and a solid reputation in local medical communities. Contact us today to get started. Click on the following link for our nursing school Admissions Requirements.

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Career 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 employment opportunities for students and graduates. Click on this link to learn more about the nursing program Career Services we offer to students.

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Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Our SimLabs are equipped with life-like mannequins, “patients” that can breathe and bleed, and your instructors will guide you through basic and complex nursing scenarios. Click on the link to learn more about our nursing college Simulation Labs.

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Accreditation

Arizona College of Nursing has earned accreditation from some of the most respected organizations. Attending an accredited school or program can also help you to get a job once you finish school. Click on the link to learn more about our Tampa Nursing SchoolAccreditations and Affiliations.

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Curriculum

Our CCNE accredited 3-year 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 employers. Click on the link to learn more about our college’s Nursing Program Curriculum.

FAQ at our Tampa Campus

Browse below and click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Tampa nursing school.

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Accreditations

CCNE Accredited

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).

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

2 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.