Arizona College of Nursing
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Learn more about the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school, as well as other FAQs from prospective students here at our Arizona College of Nursing – Tucson campus.
It is important to understand the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school. 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. CLICK HERE to read our latest blog article detailing the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school.
To be licensed by the Arizona Board of Nursing, you must hold a Diploma, Associate Degree, or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an educational program approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and pass the NCLEX licensing examination.
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
Registered nurses held about 3.1 million jobs in 2020.
Updated 2022. Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-3
We make it easy to apply for transfer credit. You’ll need to request two things from your previous institution(s):
Read more about Arizona College’s transfer requirements.
Arizona College accepts numerous types of financial aid. Students may be eligible for a wide variety of options, including but not limited to:
Read more about financial aid at Arizona College.
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their entire schedule when starting Nursing school.
Once you begin your Core Nursing courses, your schedule will shift to daytime classes.
As of 2020, there were 9,150 RNs employed in the Tucson, AZ Metro Area.
RN employment in Arizona is projected to grow by 35% from 2018 to 2028.
As of 2018, there were 3,059,800 RNs employed in the United States.
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, with 175,900 projected annual openings.
Updated 2021. Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/wages/29-1141.00?w=1&st=AZ&g=Go
There are various parts of the cost to become a nurse in the state of Arizona. First, you must complete an accredited nursing program.
Next, the Arizona State Board of Nursing requires an RN Endorsement ($150), an RN Exam Fee and Licensure Fee ($300), an RN Re-Exam Fee ($100), and a fingerprint fee ($50).
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.