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Statistics continue to show that more and more employers prefer hiring nurses with bachelor's or master's nursing degrees. Recently, out of six employment ads by Med Pro Staffing and eight job ads by St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, every single one called for a bachelor's degree. In addition, salary data reveals that nurses with advanced degrees make at least 70% more than nurses without advanced degrees.

A good place to earn your bachelor's degree is a four-year university or college. Bachelor's degree programs at these schools are based on four years of fulltime study. Sometimes, studying during the summer can shorten the process. After completing a bachelor's degree, you can continue on to your master's degree. It takes roughly two years of fulltime study to complete the master's degree requirements.

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Four-year universities and colleges can be public or private. Public universities are mostly supported by state funds. As a result, tuition is usually cheaper than in private universities. Private universities get some funds from donations but frequently depend on tuition for most of their budget. Some people assign a prestige to private universities over public; however, that view is being challenged with the increasingly fine selection of public universities available.

Arizona has both public and private four-year schools to choose from. Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona College in Mesa, Chamberlain College of Nursing in Phoenix, and the University of Arizona in Tucson are just a few of the institutions that offer accredited nursing programs.

The following four-year Arizona nursing schools can assist you in achieving your degree for success.

Phoenix metro area

Arizona College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Arizona State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Doctor's in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Research
Brookline College - Phoenix
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Brown Mackie College - Phoenix
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Phoenix
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Everest College - Phoenix
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Grand Canyon University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Phoenix
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Midwestern University - Glendale
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
University of Phoenix - Phoenix
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing

Tucson

Brookline College - Tucson
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Brown Mackie College - Tucson
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Pima Medical Institute - Tucson
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Arizona
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing

Other Arizona cities

Northern Arizona University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing
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