Why Our Nursing School in Tempe Is Right For You
- No waitlist to start at our Tempe nursing campus
- Transfer credits accepted, earn your BSN in 3 years or less
- Evening classes for the first year of general education coursework
- 24/7 tutoring resources available for all students
- Gain real-world experience through clinical training
- CCNE-Accredited BSN Program1
Take the First Step Towards an RN Career
Our Tempe, Arizona nursing school is designed with one goal: to prepare you for a successful nursing career. We combine classroom teaching, hands-on simulations, and training in real-world healthcare environments to give you the skills you need for a successful nursing career.
In 2022, our Tempe campus students had an 92.43% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*, higher than the national 2022 U.S. average NCLEX pass rate of 82.32%.Learn More
Nursing School Curriculum
From day one, our Tempe, Arizona nursing school is built to prepare you for a successful career as a registered nurse (RN). Our curriculum combines classroom teaching, hands-on labs, real-world clinical experience, and extensive NCLEX exam prep to get you ready for your next role.
Sample Classes in Our BSN Curriculum
- 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. Students can progress through our 3-year accelerated nursing program in less time 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 School in Arizona
In our nursing school’s final year, students spend most of their time in clinical rotations, training in real-world healthcare environments. Hands-on practical nursing experience with patients and healthcare professionals is one of the most powerful learning methods, and we prioritize it for our students. We’ve partnered with healthcare providers in Arizona to provide students with opportunities for clinical experience.
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A Career-Focused Arizona Nursing School
We work hard to equip students with the skills and hands-on experience they need to succeed in the nursing field. Every part of our curriculum is designed to comprehensively prepare you for the field.
Complete NCLEX Exam Prep
Our nursing program in Arizona is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX exam on Day 1. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-style questions and clinical judgment throughout our curriculum to get them comfortable. Here are 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
To learn more about testing format and study strategies, read our blog post Mastering the NCLEX: A Comprehensive Guide to Preparation.
Hear From Students In Our Nursing School
Arizona College prepared me so well for my NCLEX and what to expect in the field. I really enjoyed my clinical rotations and had some great professors.
Holly, 2022 BSN Graduate, Tempe Campus
If you are doubting whether you can become a nurse, the Arizona College 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, Nursing Program Class of 2021
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
Finally, a Nursing School Near Me in Tempe!
Our accelerated nursing program’s Tempe campus serves the entire East Phoenix Valley, including Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler, AZ.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday Closed
Additional hours available upon request.
Visit Our Nursing School in Tempe
We’re a close-knit community of nursing students and professionals passionate about helping people. In addition, our Tempe campus has plenty of amenities to serve your needs.
The campus offers a self-service convenience store, a cafe, study spaces, and a learning center to get tutoring. The school is also close to your favorite quick bites at Starbucks, The Buffalo Spot, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and McDonald’s. You can find information about more local dining options on our Campus Life page, like Lucy’s Fountainhead Café and the Top of the Rock Restaurant.
Stop by to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, which prepares you to take on a wider range of responsibilities than an ADN, CNA, LVN, or LPN nursing program.
- Approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
- Arizona College of Nursing is approved for participation with AZ-SARA
Learn How Our Tempe Nursing School Faculty and Leadership Bring Practice to the Classroom
Our faculty and leadership at the Tempe campus have real-world nursing experience and want to help equip you for a successful career. With mentorship and hands-on guidance in in-person labs and simulations, you can apply what you’re learning to advanced nursing practice scenarios.
Meet Our Tempe Nursing School Campus Leadership
What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?
“Many of us that serve in higher education find it immensely rewarding to help students connect their education to an inspiring career. Nursing takes that passion even farther as we have the privilege of supporting our graduates in a journey that will allow them to make a significant difference in their communities when caring for people at their most vulnerable moments.”
What makes Arizona College of Nursing different from other nursing schools in Arizona?
“It goes without saying that Arizona College of Nursing is committed to providing an engaging accelerated degree program to ensure our nurse graduates are well-trained and highly effective in their careers. Beyond that, it should be known that our mission is the be the most student-centric college in the world and this translates into a wonderfully personalized academic journey because our faculty and staff embrace a culture of care when it comes to supporting our students.”
What support resources are available to nursing school students at the Tempe campus?
“Our extraordinary facilities include state of the art simulation centers and skills labs which are optimal for nurse training. Our team is available daily with learning resources, counseling support, NCLEX preparation tools, and a variety of other support options. We take our students’ success seriously!”
Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities
As you consider accelerated nursing programs in Arizona, we know that the program’s cost is an important factor in your decision. Students can receive up to $10,000 in scholarship support.
Click the button below to learn more about our nursing scholarships in Arizona and to determine eligibility
- Futures Scholarship
- Advancement Scholarship
- Working Parent Scholarship
- Achievement Scholarship
- Opportunity Scholarship
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their schedule when starting nursing school.
Your schedule will shift to daytime classes once you begin your Core Nursing courses.
The baccalaureate registered nurse degree program in nursing at Arizona College of Nursing – Tempe 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).
Arizona College of Nursing continues to hold full approval from the Arizona State Board of Nursing for the registered nursing program in Tempe.
Our BSN curriculum covers important topics like clinical-thinking, community health, critical care, gerontology, leadership, surgical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, and psychiatric care.
In 2022, our Tempe campus’ students had an 92.43% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*, higher than the National NCLEX pass rate of 82.32%. We believe this success is due to our focus on practical training and NCLEX prep, starting from day one of our program.
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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.