Nursing Schools in Arizona

With a population of about 6.5 million, there are over 40 nursing schools in Arizona – including three state universities, more than a few for-profit and multi-site universities, a private college, and community colleges. The state relies mainly on tourism, copper mining, and cotton production for the growth of its economy, but was hit hard by the recession.

Fortunately for RNs and would-be nurses, the nursing profession has continued to thrive. In fact, building of hospitals has been on the rise, while all other types of construction have slowed down drastically. The reason behind this is the state’s steady population growth over the last few decades, even while much of the area remains to be federal and state-protected land.

Aside from the traditional LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees offered by the nursing schools in Arizona, there are also online degrees available for those want to pursue a fast-tracked, higher nursing education. Graduates of any of these nursing degrees will have plenty of job opportunities waiting for them. It has been estimated that about 50,000 more registered nurses will be needed within the next nine years. Staff nurse positions are in high demand and so are openings in physician and dental clinics, nursing care facilities, and home health agencies.

Central to many programs of nursing schools in Arizona is the emphasis on the health needs of rural patients and those of the Native American community. The Arizona State Board of Nursing oversees the licensing requirements for nurses, while the Arizona Nurses Associates serves as the support group for registered nurses, providing invaluable resources for career growth, information on new jobs, and opportunities for pursuing higher nursing degrees through its website.

Employment: 38,570
Hourly Mean Wage: $32.27
Annual Mean Wage: $67,130
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

State Nursing Board: Arizona State Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Arizona Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

Arizona Nursing Schools

School Name: Apollo College-Phoenix Inc
Address: 8503 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-4063
Contact: (602) 324-5505
Website: www.apollocollege.edu
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit
Program Types: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Arizona State University
Address: Tempe, Arizona 85287
Contact: (480) 965-9011
Website: www.asu.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor’s degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master’s degree; Post-master’s certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Arizona Western College
Address: 2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
Contact: (928) 317-6000
Website: www.azwestern.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Brookline College
Address: 2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85021
Contact: (602) 242-6265
Website: www.brooklinecollege.edu
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Carrington College (Phoenix, AZ)
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Central Arizona College
Address: 8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128-9030
Contact: (520) 494-5444
Website: www.centralaz.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Chamberlain College of Nursing–Phoenix Campus
Address: 2149 West Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
Contact: (602) 331-2720
Website: www.chamberlain.edu
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit
Program Types: Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Address: 2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
Contact: (480) 732-7000
Website: www.cgc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Cochise College
Address: 4190 W Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724
Contact: (520) 515-0500
Website: www.cochise.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Coconino County Community College
Address: 2800 S. Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-2701
Contact: (928) 527-1222
Website: www.coconino.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: East Valley Institute of Technology
Address: 1601 W Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Contact: (480) 461-4000
Website: www.evit.com
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Eastern Arizona College
Address: 615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769
Contact: (928) 428-8322
Website: www.eac.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Estrella Mountain Community College
Address: 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000
Contact: (623) 935-8000
Website: www.emc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Everest College
Address: Phoenix, AZ
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: GateWay Community College
Address: 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Contact: (602) 392-5000
Website: www.gwc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Glendale Community College
Address: 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302
Contact: (623) 845-3000
Website: www.gc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Grand Canyon University
Address: 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Contact: (800) 800-9776
Website: www.gcu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, RN to BSN, Second Degree BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: ITT Technical Institute
Address: Phoenix, AZ
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Kaplan College
Address: Phoenix, AZ
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Maricopa Community College District
Address: Avondale, AZ / Chandler, AZ / Glendale, AZ / Mesa, AZ / Phoenix, AZ / Scottsdale, AZ / Sun City, AZ / Tempe, AZ
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Maricopa Skill Center
Address: 1245 E Buckeye, Phoenix, Arizona 85034-4101
Contact: (602) 238-4300
Website: www.gwc.maricopa.edu/msc/index.html
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Mesa Community College
Address: 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202
Contact: (602) 461-7000
Website: www.mc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Midwestern University
Address: 19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85308
Contact: (623) 572-3200
Website: www.midwestern.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Program Types: Masters in Nursing
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
School Name: Mohave Community College
Address: 1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, Arizona 86409-1238
Contact: (928) 757-4331
Website: www.mohave.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Northern Arizona University
Address: Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132
Contact: (928) 523-9011
Website: home.nau.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, RN to BSN, Second Degree BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: Northland Pioneer College
Address: 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona 86025-0610
Contact: (928) 524-7600
Website: www.npc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Paradise Valley Community College
Address: 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Contact: (602) 787-6500
Website: www.pvc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Phoenix College
Address: 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Contact: (602) 264-2492
Website: www.pc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Pima Community College
Address: 401 North Bonita Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85709-5000
Contact: (520) 206-4500
Website: www.pima.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Pima Medical Institute
Address: 957 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, Arizona 85202
Contact: (480) 644-0267
Website: www.pmi.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Pima Medical Institute
Address: 3350 East Grant Road, Suite 200, Tucson, Arizona 85716
Contact: (520) 326-1600
Website: www.pmi.edu/locations/tucson.asp
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Pima Medical Institute
Address: 2160 S Power Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85209
Contact: (480) 898-9898
Website: www.pmi.edu
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Rio Salado College
Address: 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Contact: (480) 517-8000
Website: www.rio.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Scottsdale Community College
Address: 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
Contact: (480) 423-6000
Website: www.sc.maricopa.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College
Address: 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323
Contact: (623) 535-2700
Website: N/A
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Tucson College
Address: 7310 E 22nd St, Tucson, Arizona 85710-6477
Contact: (520) 296-3261
Website: www.tucsoncollege.edu
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Less than one year certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: University of Arizona
Address: 1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066
Contact: (520) 621-2211
Website: www.arizona.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Nursing, PhD in Nursing, Second Degree BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: University of Phoenix-Online Campus
Address: 3157 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209
Contact: (800) 366-9699
Website: www.uopxonline.com
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master’s degree; Post-master’s certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus
Address: 4635 East Elwood Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85040-1958
Contact: (800) 776-4867
Website: www.phoenix.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor’s degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master’s degree; Post-master’s certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus
Address: 300 S. Craycroft Road, Tucson, Arizona 85711-4574
Contact: (800) 659-8988
Website: www.phoenix.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor’s degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master’s degree
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Yavapai College
Address: 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Contact: (928) 445-7300
Website: www.YC.EDU
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
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