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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
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 (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).
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 (https://www.abhes.org/).
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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%.**

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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 & 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

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

Visit our Tucson Campus Life and Campus Leadership pages for more information on our nursing school in Tucson.

  • Approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Arizona College of Nursing is approved for participation with AZ-SARA
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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
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Sharen Lacayo, DNP

Executive Director of Academic Operations

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.

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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 Tucson Campus

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

Arizona College of Nursing – Tucson
(520) 549-3041 info@arizonacollege.edu
5285 E. Williams Circle Suite 1000 Tucson, AZ 85711

Accreditations

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 (www.aacnnursing.org).

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.