Why Our Nursing School in Tucson Is Right For You
- Earn your BSN in just 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 nursing school in Tucson, 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 2023, our Tucson campus students had a 94.07% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*, higher than the national 2023 U.S. average NCLEX pass rate of 90.17%.**Learn More
Nursing School 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.
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 BSN program of study in 3-years or less 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 Tucson, 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 opportunities for clinical experience.
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Our Tucson Campus is a Career-Focused Nursing School
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
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
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, BSN Program Class of 2021
The college faculty puts an emphasis on their experience as nurses when they are teaching which helps with student understanding and learning.
Dan Yap, BSN Program Class of 2020
Finally, a nursing school near me in Tucson!
A nursing program in Tucson for the entire region including Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Casas Adobe, Drexel Heights, and Oro Valley.
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 Tucson
Are you looking for a nursing school that offers a nursing degree program to match your busy life? The first 4 semesters of our BSN program are evening general education classes. To help you earn your nursing degree faster, you’ll complete each general education course in just 8 weeks.
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.
- Approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
- Arizona College of Nursing is approved for participation with AZ-SARA
Learn How Our Tucson Nursing School Faculty and Leadership Bring Practice to the Classroom
Our faculty and leadership at the Tucson 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 Tucson Nursing School Campus Leadership
What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing education?
“I have always loved helping and caring for people. As a new graduate nurse, I was inspired by so many in the medical field who were willing to teach and mentor me. These men and women inspired me to go the extra mile for my patients and the community that I served. This led to a love for education, and helping students achieve their dreams of becoming part of this amazing profession.”
What makes Arizona College of Nursing different from other nursing schools in Tucson?
“Arizona College puts the student first and wants to see each student achieve their goals and dream of becoming a nurse.”
What support resources are available to nursing school students at the Tucson campus?
“The Tucson campus has an abundant number of resources that are available for students. We have an incredible team that is ready and willing to help students be successful. The campus has a state-of-the-art simulation center and skills lab that allows students to practice skills. The learning resource center provides free tutoring and study areas for students.”
Nursing School Scholarship Opportunities
As you consider accelerated BSN programs in Tucson, we know that the cost of the program is an important factor in your decision. Students can receive up to $5,000 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
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Arizona College of Nursing – Tucson 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).
It is important to understand the differences between a LPN Program and a BSN Program in Tucson. 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 $82,330 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 $60,040, per year, to the highest-paid Nurses earning as much as $105,520 per year.
Updated 09/2023. 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.
In 2023, our Tucson campus students had a 94.07% NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate*, higher than the national 2023 U.S. average NCLEX pass rate of 90.17%.** 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 (www.aacnnursing.org).
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
**National NCLEX Pass rates: https://www.ncsbn.org/exams/exam-statistics-and-publications/nclex-pass-rates.page