Nursing Schools - Arizona 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Arizona 

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Arizona?

Sweet!

Did I mention Arizona is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!

 

      CITY                 NURSING SCHOOL LOCATION         PROGRAMS

Chandler Chandler-Gilbert Community College AAS (RN),  PN (LPN)
Clarkdale Yavapai College AAS (RN), NA, CNA
Coolidge Central Arizona College PN, AAS (RN)
Douglas Cochise College AAS (RN),    NA (CNA)
Flagstaff Northern Arizona University BSN, MSN, RN-BSN
Flagstaff Northland Pioneer College AAS (RN), LPN-RN, CAS, NA (CNA)
Glendale Glendale Community College  AAS (RN), NA, PN
Grand Canyon Coconino Community College AAS (RN), NA
Kingman Mohave Community College AAS (RN), LPN
Mesa Mesa Community College AAS (RN), NA, PN
Mesa Pima Medical Institute AAS (RN)
Mesa East Valley Institute of Technology NA (CNA)
Phoenix University of Phoenix - Hohokam Campus AAS, BSN, MSN, DHA, DPN
Phoenix Grand Canyon University BSN, RN-BSN Program
Phoenix Gateway Community College NA, CNA, LPN, RN
Phoenix Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN, Fast-Track RN to BSN Online Degree 
Phoenix Arizona State University BSN, MS, RN-BSN, PhD in Nursing, MHI, DNP 
Phoenix Apollo College LPN, RN
Phoenix Paradise Valley Community College AAS (RN), NA, PN
Phoenix South Mountain Community College AAS (RN), BNFP
Phoenix Phoenix College AAS (RN), NA (CNA), PCBNP
Phoenix West Estrella Mountain Community College  AAS (RN), NA, CNA
Prescott Yavapai College AAS (RN), NA, CNA
Scottsdale Scottsdale Community College AAS (RN), NA, PN
Tempe Rio Salado College - On Line AAS (RN), LPN-RN
Thatcher Eastern Arizona College AS (RN),    AAS (RN)     NA (CNA)
Tucson University of Arizona's College of Nursing BSN, On line DNP and PhD
Tucson University of Phoenix AAS, BSN, MSN, DHA, DPN
Tucson Tucson College CNA
Tucson Pima Medical Institute AAS (RN)
Tucson Pima Community College AAS (RN),  PN (LPN),     NA (CNA)
Yuma Arizona Western College AAS (RN),  PN (LPN),     NA (CNA)

 

Disclaimer 

  1. nursinginformationzone.com is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution.

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.

 

NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Arizona or by the Arizona Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.

 

  • Check with Arizona Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Arizona receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Arizona Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.