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The projected nursing shortage in Arizona over the coming decade will create an abundance of job opportunities for graduates from accredited nursing schools. Let's take a closer look at the major types of nursing roles.

Nursing assistants
These junior nurses are usually supervised by a more senior LPN or RN. Becoming a nursing assistant is a relatively quick procedure; it requires the completion of an eight- to ten-week certification program and passing a state-administered exam. Nursing assistants in Arizona earn a median annual salary of $27,000. They often use this entry-level position to evaluate whether more advanced forms of nursing licensure are of career interest.

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
The LPN certification program typically lasts for 12-18 months. Candidates must pass the nationally administered NCLEX-PN exam and keep their licenses current via periodic renewals. LPNs have more autonomy than nursing assistants and often supervise them. Typical LPN tasks include measuring vital statistics, administering medications, and keeping records. LPNs are typically supervised by registered nurses or physicians.

Registered nurses (RNs)
RNs begin their career paths with a more intensive educational program, typically an associate's degree (ADN) or a bachelor's degree (BSN). All educational programs include a significant “on-the-job” clinical experience. Candidates must pass the nationally administered NCLEX-RN exam at the conclusion of their studies. RNs supervise more junior nurses and have the authority to make independent decisions regarding patient care. Their salaries reflect these heightened responsibilities: the median annual RN salary in Arizona is over $71,000.

To help aspiring nurses jump start their careers, we've compiled below a complete list of accredited Arizona nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Phoenix metro area

Arizona College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Arizona State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Brookline College - Phoenix
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Brookline College - Tempe
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Brown Mackie College - Phoenix
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Carrington College - Phoenix Westside
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Arizona College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
East Valley Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest College - Phoenix
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fortis College - Phoenix
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
GateWay Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Fast Track)
  • Certificate in Surgical Technology for the Operating Room Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Glendale Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Maricopa Skill Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mesa Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Midwestern University
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Paradise Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Phoenix College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pima Medical Institute - East Valley
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pima Medical Institute - Mesa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Scottsdale Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwest Skill Center - Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Phoenix - Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner

Tucson

Brookline College - Tucson
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Brown Mackie College - Tucson
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pima Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Pima Community College - Center for Training and Development
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pima Community College - West
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pima Medical Institute - Tucson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Tucson College
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Arizona cities

Arizona Western College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Cochise College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Coconino Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Arizona College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mohave Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Step Out)
Northern Arizona University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Northland Pioneer College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Yavapai College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
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