Why Our Nursing Program Is Right For You
- No waitlist for General Education coursework!
- 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
Your Nursing Dream Can Start Now
Our BSN program in Tempe, Arizona 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.
In 2022, our students had a 84.89% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate across all campuses*, higher than the National NCLEX pass rate of 82.32%.Get Started
Graduate in Less Time With Eligible Transfer Credits
Get Hands-On Experience in Guided Labs
NCLEX Exam Preparation From Day 1
Nursing Program Curriculum & Transfer Credits
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). Our curriculum combines classroom teaching, hands-on labs, real-world clinical experience, and extensive NCLEX exam prep to get you ready for a successful nursing career.
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 BSN program of study in 3-years or less with qualifying transfer credits. 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 Tempe, Arizona
In the final year of the program, students spend most of their time in clinical rotations, training in real-world healthcare environments. Hands-on experience with patients and healthcare professionals is one of the most powerful ways to learn. We make it a priority for our students. We’ve partnered with healthcare providers in Arizona to provide students with ample clinical experience.
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Our Tempe Campus is a Career-Focused Nursing College
We work hard to equip students with the skills & hands-on experience they need to succeed in the nursing field.
Complete NCLEX Exam Prep
Our nursing school in Arizona is designed to start preparing you for the NCLEX exam on Day 1. Instructors introduce students to NCLEX-style questions and clinical judgement throughout our curriculum to get them comfortable. Here’s 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
In 2022 Arizona College of Nursing has an average NCLEX pass rate of 84.89% across all campuses, higher than the national U.S. average of 82.32%.*
Hear From Students In Our Nursing Degree Program
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!
A nursing program for the entire East Phoenix Valley including Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler.
Additional hours available upon request.
Visit Our Tempe Nursing College 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 McDonald’s.
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.
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
Nursing College Scholarship Opportunities
As you consider accelerated BSN programs in Arizona, we know that the cost of the program 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
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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.
The baccalaureate 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.
It is important to understand the differences between a LPN Program and a BSN Program in Tempe. These factors can impact your nursing career path and your educational roadmap. Our campus leaders and experienced professionals are here to help you every step of your journey. To learn more read our blog article detailing the differences between an LPN Program and BSN Program.
Registered Nurses in AZ have a median salary of $78,260 per year.
As you will be newly entering the workforce, it’s important to know that you will likely not start at the median rate but would likely increase your earnings with experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Registered Nurses in AZ range from a low rate of $60,750, per year, to the highest-paid Nurses earning as much as $100,200 per year.
Updated 2022. Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/29-1141.00?st=AZ
In Arizona, you may take NCLEX as many times as necessary to pass successfully. However, if at the time of licensure, it has been more than two years since you completed the clinical portion of your nursing program, you will be required to take and pass a nurse refresher course.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an undergraduate college degree designed to equip students with the training and studies needed for a successful career in nursing. The BSN curriculum includes both general education and advanced nursing studies. To increase your chances of finding a position in your state and city of choice, you should consider earning a bachelor’s in nursing science (BSN).
Our BSN curriculum covers important topics like clinical-thinking, community health, critical care, gerontology, leadership, surgical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, and psychiatric care.
Arizona College of Nursing’s BSN graduates passed the NCLEX exam at a rate of 91.42%* across all campuses in 2021, substantially higher than the National NCLEX pass rate of 82%. We start helping students prepare for the nursing field from day 1 with practical training and NCLEX prep.
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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.
*Arizona NCLEX Pass Rate Data: https://www.azbn.gov/nursing-programs/arizona-nclex-pass-rates
*Nevada NCLEX Pass Rate Data: https://nevadanursingboard.org/education/
*Texas NCLEX Pass Rate Data: https://bon.texas.gov/meetings_board_meetings_2022_Apr.asp.html
*Florida NCLEX Pass Rate Data: https://floridasnursing.gov/forms/2022-q4-nclex-rn-4.pdf
*National NCLEX Pass Rates: https://www.ncsbn.org/15858.htm