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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
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 national accrediting agency (
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 (
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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 2023, our Tempe campus students had a 92.76% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*, higher than the national 2023 U.S. average NCLEX pass rate of 90.17%.**

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Graduate in Less Time With Eligible Transfer Credits

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Get Hands-On Experience in Guided Labs

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NCLEX Exam Preparation From Day 1

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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

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 accredited 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.

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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.

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Guided Hands-On Simulations

Simulation labs provide a safe space for you to practice skills, problem-solve, and take risks. Our Sim Labs are equipped with life-like mannequins, as “patients” that can breathe and bleed. Your instructors will guide you through basic and complex nursing scenarios, giving you time to practice the medical skills you would 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

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.

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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.

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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 accredited 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.

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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.

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

  • 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

Tempe Nursing School Faculty Bio

Maria E. Dezenberg

Executive Director of Academic Operations

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 3-yr BSN 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 accredited 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.

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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
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FAQ at our Tempe Campus

Browse below and click on the following link to view the most frequently asked questions at our Tempe nursing school. To find a nursing school near you, visit our Campus Locations page.

Arizona College of Nursing – Tempe
(480) 630-1778
1620 W Fountainhead Pkwy, Suite 110 Tempe, AZ 85282


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 (

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 national accrediting agency.