All we do is Nursing
How does our accelerated RN Program fit your busy life?
- 100% NCLEX Pass Rate at Tempe campus in 2018 and 2019*
- Earn your BSN in just 3 years!
- No waitlist – sessions start about every 8 weeks, 6 times a year
- ABHES-Accredited1 and CCNE-Accredited2
- Right off the Broadway curve, our Tempe nursing college is easy to find and reach from nearly anywhere in Phoenix.
*From Jan to Dec 2018 and Jan to Dec 2019, per NCSBN NCLEX-RN reporting available at https://www.azbn.gov/education/arizona-nclex-pass-rates
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Why Arizona College for your BSN?
Real-life Scenarios & Simulation
Participate in high-tech health simulations in state-of-the-art labs that replicate today’s exam rooms, ER bays, and delivery suites.
Learn from experienced nurses and healthcare leaders as they share their knowledge and passion with you.
Case Studies & Discussion
Join your classmates and instructors in engaging conversations while examining and reimagining actual medical cases.
Fast. Flexible. Focused.
Complete your BSN in three years or less with qualified transfer credits. Begin with evening, hybrid general education classes, then dive into your nursing core.
Participate in hands-on simulations in high-tech labs. Immerse yourself in the field during your clinical experiences.
Our Tempe Campus
Here at the Tempe campus, we are a close-knit community of nursing students and professionals with a passion for helping people. And we know your life is probably already busy. That’s why we have a convenient self-service food mart on premise and a full cafe right across the parking lot. And, we’re not far from quick bites at Starbucks, The Buffalo Spot, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and McDonalds.
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 program.Learn more about our CCNE-Accredited2 BSN program
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.
2 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at the Arizona College School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.”
“The college faculty puts an emphasis on their experience as nurses when they are teaching which helps with student understanding and learning.”
To fill the requirements for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you’ll start your nursing program with General Education courses that will form the foundation of your education. If you enter the program with no transfer credits, these classes would span the duration of your first three semesters. You’ll take classes like The Fundamentals of Biology, Introduction to Psychology, Global Health and more. A sample first year course schedule could look like this:
|Fundamentals of Biology||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||3|
|First Year Composition I||3|
|Human Anatomy/Physiology I||4|
|First Year Composition II||3|
|Critical Inquiry & Literacy-or-Introduction to American Politics||3|
|Human Anatomy/Physiology II||4|
|Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|Cultural Diversity & Global Health||3|
In situations where students are able to transfer in a high number of credits from other schools, they may be able to start nursing core classes during the first year.
In your second year of the BSN program, you’ll finish your General Education courses and make the exciting transition into the Nursing core portion of the program. You’ll take classes that help you develop the critical judgment needed to deliver safe and effective care and get your first clinical experiences caring for patients.
You’ll take classes like Ethical & Legal Standards in Nursing, Interprofessional Communication and Mental Health Theory & Application. A second year schedule could look like this:
|Critical Thinking in Clinical Decision-Making||2|
|Ethics & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice I||1|
|Theoretical Foundation in Nursing Practice + Practicum||2 didactic|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety I||1|
|Ethics & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice II||1|
|Acute & Chronic Health Disruption in Adult 1 + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Mental Health Theory & Application + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Evidence-Based Practice I||1|
In the final year of the program, you’ll spend the most time engaged in patient care. You’ll work alongside medical professionals and take advanced classes that will prepare you for a career in nursing.
As you near the end of your program you’ll take classes in specialty fields such as Maternal Health, Pediatric Health and Community Health. A typical third year schedule could look like this:
|Evidence-Based Practice II||1|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety II||1|
|Acute & Chronic Health Disruption in Adult II + Practicum||2 didactic|
|Community Health Nursing + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Maternal Health Theory and Application + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Pediatric Health Theory and Application + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Ethics & Legal Standards in Nursing Practice III||1|
|Evidence-Based Practice III||1|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety III||1|
|Transition to the Profession||1|
|Acute & Chronic Health Disruption in Adult III + Practicum||3 didactic|
|Evidence-Based Practice IV||1|
|Leadership for Quality & Patient Safety IV||3|