Nursing Program FAQs

Become an RN in Arizona:
FAQs at our Tempe Campus

Become a Registered Nurse with a BSN degree at Arizona College of Nursing – Tempe. Below you will find some of the frequently asked questions that future RN’s often ask our campus faculty and staff.

How long does it take to become a registered nurse (RN)?

The length of time it takes to become an RN with a BSN can vary depending on the program and the student’s prior educational background. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program typically takes four years to complete if you start from scratch. However, if you already have a bachelor’s degree in another field or have completed some college credit already, you can often use transfer credits to complete an accelerated BSN program, which can be completed in less than four years.

At Arizona College of Nursing – Tempe, our accredited BSN program can be completed in as little as 3 years, making it a fast and efficient path to a rewarding career in nursing. Source.

Preparing Future RNs at Arizona College of Nursing – Tempe

Understanding the differences between a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is crucial to planning your nursing career path. This is because the education requirements between RNs and LPNs vary significantly. An LPN program typically takes about 1-2 years to complete. It is intended to prepare students for entry-level nursing roles to perform basic nursing care under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians. While the time commitment to complete an LPN program is relatively short, LPNs often find their employment opportunities very limited.

Click here to read our blog post comparing a LPN Program with a BSN Program.