Arizona Nursing Colleges, Schools and Programs

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Even though Arizona’s economy isn’t what it used to be, the good news is that the healthcare industry in Arizona is vibrant and strong. Hospitals, medical, clinical and health care facilities speckle the landscape and more are being built every year. As the demand for healthcare services grows so does the need for qualified nurses. Registered nurses, in particular, are in high demand in Arizona due to nursing shortages. In fact, a recent study showed that the state will need an additional 50,000 registered nurses over the next decade to meet the state’s health care needs.

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Even though job competition can be fierce at times, in Arizona’s larger hospitals, doctor’s offices, home health companies, nursing homes and outpatient clinics nursing jobs are numerous. Nursing jobs and career opportunities are most plentiful in Arizona’s most populated areas including Tucson, Yuma, and Phoenix and its suburbs. But even in the smaller cities, nurses are in demand. Organizations employing the largest number of registered nurses include Catholic Healthcare West, Scottsdale Healthcare, Carondelet Health Network, Banner Health and Health South. To find out about becoming a nurse and to acquire licensing information contact the Arizona State Board of Nursing. To search for nursing schools located in Arizona you can review the editor-compiled list of nursing schools below or you can visit the Arizona Nurses association website online.

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There are 26 colleges and universities in Arizona that offer nursing degree programs of varying degree levels. Explore nursing schools below.


Arizona Western College

Arizona Western College logo
Location: Yuma, AZ
Student Enrollment: 7,569
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Brookline College-Phoenix

Brookline College-Phoenix logo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Student Enrollment: 1,218
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's

Central Arizona College

Central Arizona College logo
Location: Coolidge, AZ
Student Enrollment: 5,585
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College logo
Location: Chandler, AZ
Student Enrollment: 14,630
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Cochise County Community College District

Cochise County Community College District logo
Location: Douglas, AZ
Student Enrollment: 4,213
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Coconino Community College

Coconino Community College logo
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Student Enrollment: 3,608
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

East Valley Institute of Technology

East Valley Institute of Technology logo
Location: Mesa, AZ
Student Enrollment: 192
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College logo
Location: Thatcher, AZ
Student Enrollment: 6,423
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College logo
Location: Avondale, AZ
Student Enrollment: 9,344
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Fortis College-Phoenix

Fortis College-Phoenix logo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Student Enrollment: 260
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

GateWay Community College

GateWay Community College logo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Student Enrollment: 5,058
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College logo
Location: Glendale, AZ
Student Enrollment: 19,000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University logo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Student Enrollment: 75,834
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College logo
Location: Mesa, AZ
Student Enrollment: 20,508
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Mohave Community College

Mohave Community College logo
Location: Kingman, AZ
Student Enrollment: 4,230
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University logo
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Student Enrollment: 30,361
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Northland Pioneer College

Northland Pioneer College logo
Location: Holbrook, AZ
Student Enrollment: 3,044
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College logo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Student Enrollment: 8,393
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Phoenix College

Phoenix College logo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Student Enrollment: 11,508
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Pima Community College

Pima Community College logo
Location: Tucson, AZ
Student Enrollment: 24,956
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Pima Medical Institute-Tucson

Pima Medical Institute-Tucson logo
Location: Tucson, AZ
Student Enrollment: 2,109
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College logo
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Student Enrollment: 9,551
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Tucson College

Tucson College logo
Location: Tucson, AZ
Student Enrollment: 102
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

University of Arizona

University of Arizona logo
Location: Tucson, AZ
Student Enrollment: 43,161
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Phoenix-Arizona

University of Phoenix-Arizona logo
Location: Tempe, AZ
Student Enrollment: 131,629
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Yavapai College

Yavapai College logo
Location: Prescott, AZ
Student Enrollment: 7,282
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

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