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Most frequently, students pursue an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) in order to qualify as a registered nurse and prepare for the national licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN. However, several of Arizona’s associate’s degree programs in nursing actually provide deeper exposure to related nursing roles, including licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA).

What can students expect when looking into an ADN program? First of all, associate’s degree in nursing programs are relatively short, typically just two years in length. Moreover, many offer flexible class schedules in order to accommodate part-time students, and several campuses offer evening classes for this very reason. Over twenty ADN programs are available throughout the state, including programs at Mesa Community College, Brown Mackie College, and Pima Medical Institute.

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The median salary for RNs in Arizona is $71,010, while that for LPNs and CNAs is $50,310 and $27,440 respectively. RNs in particular are in high demand at a wide range of employers. Major nursing employers in the state include Yavapai Regional Medical Center, University of Arizona Health Network, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

To assist those embarking on an ADN degree in Arizona, we have compiled below a comprehensive list of the state’s associate’s degree in nursing programs.

Phoenix metro area

Paradise Valley Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 98.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 97.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Mesa Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 96.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
GateWay Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 96.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Scottsdale Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 95.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Everest College - Phoenix
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 94.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Phoenix College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 94.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Estrella Mountain Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 90.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through Q1-2 2013)
Glendale Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 89.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
ITT Technical Institute - Phoenix
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 88.9% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through Q1-2 2013)
Pima Medical Institute - Mesa
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Central Arizona College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 86.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Carrington College - Phoenix Westside
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 83.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Brown Mackie College - Phoenix
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing

Tucson

Pima Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 91.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Pima Medical Institute - Tucson
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 88.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)

Other Arizona cities

Eastern Arizona College
Associate's in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Yavapai College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 91.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Northland Pioneer College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 89.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Programs offered: Associate's in Licensed Practical Nursing
Arizona Western College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Coconino Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 86.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Cochise College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 85.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Mohave Community College
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 84.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
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