Become a Nurse: Study Online or Offline in AZ

Best Schools of Nursing for Arizona Students

Nearly 2-dozen accredited campus-based nursing schools are located in Arizona and feature degrees including Practical Nurse, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, post-graduate, and doctoral.

Arizona state provides a wide variety of metro and rural areas supported by diverse healthcare and nursing facilities. Major metro areas such as Phoenix, Tucson, and Scottsdale are home to major medical centers.

Level I Trauma Centers in Arizona provide massive nursing teams—and job and clinical opportunities-- from Emergency and flight nursing to ICU and surgical nursing teams. Medical hubs like these support every specialty and transfer in patients from all corners of the state and beyond for advanced medical and nursing care:

  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix
  • Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff
  • John C. Lincoln- North Mountain, Phoenix
  • Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn, Scottsdale
  • University Medical Center, Tucson

AZ Nursing Board

The Arizona State Board of Nursing website maintains up to date resources you may need regarding the following information:

  • State Nursing Statistics
  • State of Arizona Nursing Practice Guidelines
  • Registered Schools of Nursing Guidelines
  • License and Renewals for RNs and LPNs
  • Complaints and News Alerts
  • and more

Arizona is a participant in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). What does this mean? The NLC is comprised of nearly 2-dozen states. Nurses licensed in one of the NLC states are as good as licensed in any of the others. This kind of transparency makes professional cooperation much simpler, paving the way for travelers to quickly and easily transition to nursing jobs in NLC state healthcare facilities.

Loan Repayment, Scholarships and Grants for AZ Nurses

The Arizona Loan Repayment Program is made available to doctors and to limited Advanced Practice Nurses through the AZ Department of Health Services. Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives in Arizona may qualify for up to a maximum $10,500 in loan repayment money. The hitch: between 1 and 4 years employment in a medically underserved healthcare facility in the state according to program guidelines.

The Arizona Nurses Foundation gives away between $500 and $2,500 scholarship awards to Associates, BSN, MSN, and doctoral degree-seeking RNs.

AZ Nurse Associations

Arizona Nurses Association and the Student Nurses’ Association of Arizona are general organizations open to a wide population of nurses and students. Use the Student Nurses Association of AZ to find jobs for new grads and stay in touch with current news and issues.

Average salary range for a staff RN in Phoenix is $55,000 to $67,000 and for an LPN, $35,500 and $42,700.*

List of Accredited Nursing School in Arizona

  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona Western College
  • Central Arizona College
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Cochise College
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Gateway Community College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Mesa Community College
  • Mesa Community College-Boswell
  • Mohave Community College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Pima County Community College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Phoenix
  • Yavapai College


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