Nursing Schools - Arizona

Top Arizona Nursing Schools, Colleges & Degree Programs

Arizona is experiencing one of the worst nursing shortages in our country. There are currently only 681 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents. This is way below the national average of 825, and even that indicates an average.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics some 10,000 registered nurses will be needed by 2017 in order to meet the healthcare demand in Arizona. This is due to a number of different reasons.

First of all, the aging population means that people are living longer and have more complex health needs. Secondly, the obesity epidemic and its associated illnesses are as present in Arizona as they are anywhere else. Also, the Affordable Care Act means that more and more people are able to access healthcare. Finally, the current workforce is made up of many “baby boomers,” who are all approaching retirement age, with many actually having put off retirement altogether.

Statistics show that Arizona has 47 Medically Underserved Areas. As a result, some 53.42% of the population is not able to access high quality healthcare. In order to resolve this, some 415 primary care practitioners are needed to augment the current workforce.

In Arizona, there is a significant shortage of nurse educators. A total of 562 students had to be refused entry into the nursing programs because there was not sufficient staff available to teach them. The majority of state-led interventions are now focusing on this problem, in the effort to encourage more students to become nurses. At present, only 7.4% of the workforce is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.

As in all states, those who have the highest levels of education also have the best job prospects. The average salary for a registered nurse in the state is $67,449, which is below the national average. However, the salaries vary greatly depending on specialization and geographical area. Phoenix is one of the best cities nationwide in terms of registered nurse salaries. Besides nurse educators, there is a high demand for nurses in the field of occupational health, burns, oncology, adult/geriatric, obstetrics, hospices, home care, psychiatry and recovery. The biggest demand is for those registered nurses who have achieved their master’s degree, although those with a bachelor’s should also be able to find employment relatively easily. Furthermore, there is a good chance that the employer will then subsidize their further education, encouraging them to achieve their master’s degree. The higher the degree, the more nurses can earn as well.

1) Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ - http://www.asu.edu/

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 79,497

  • Telephone: (480) 965-2100

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.

  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.

2) Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ - http://www.azwestern.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 12,813

  • Telephone: (928) 317-6000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

3) Brookline College-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.brooklinecollege.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 2,442

  • Telephone: (602) 242-6265

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

4) Brookline College-Tempe

Tempe, AZ - http://www.brooklinecollege.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 877

  • Telephone: (480) 545-8755

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

5) Brookline College-Tucson

Tucson, AZ - http://www.brooklinecollege.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 1,226

  • Telephone: (520) 748-9799

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

6) Brown Mackie College-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.brownmackie.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 920

  • Telephone: (602) 337-3044

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

7) Carrington College-Phoenix Westside

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.carrington.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 910

  • Telephone: (602) 433-1333

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

8) Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ - http://www.centralaz.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 14,408

  • Telephone: (520) 494-5444

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

9) Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.chamberlain.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 537

  • Telephone: (602) 331-2720

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

10) Chandler/Gilbert Community College

Chandler, AZ - http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 19,611

  • Telephone: (480) 732-7000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

11) Cochise College

Douglas, AZ - http://www.cochise.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 15,290

  • Telephone: (520) 515-0500

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

12) Coconino Community College

Flagstaff, AZ - http://www.coconino.edu/Pages/default.aspx

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 6,829

  • Telephone: (928) 527-1222

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

13) East Valley Institute of Technology

Mesa, AZ - http://www.evit.com

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 618

  • Telephone: (480) 461-4028

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

14) Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ - http://www.eac.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 9,963

  • Telephone: (928) 428-8322

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

15) Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, AZ - http://www.emc.maricopa.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 12,508

  • Telephone: (623) 935-8000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

16) GateWay Community College

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 11,674

  • Telephone: (602) 392-5000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

17) Glendale Community College

Glendale, AZ - http://www.gc.maricopa.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 32,854

  • Telephone: (623) 845-3000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

18) Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.gcu.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 60,628

  • Telephone: (800) 800-9776

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Nursing Administration.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.

19) ITT Technical Institute�Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.itt-tech.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: N/A

  • Telephone: (602) 749-7900

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

20) Maricopa Skill Center

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.maricopaskillcenter.com/

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 1,336

  • Telephone: (602) 238-4300

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

21) Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ - http://www.mesacc.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 40,070

  • Telephone: (480) 461-7000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

22) Midwestern University-Glendale

Glendale, AZ - http://www.midwestern.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: N/A

  • Telephone: (623) 572-3200

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Nurse Anesthetist.

23) Mohave Community College

Kingman, AZ - http://www.mohave.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 9,240

  • Telephone: (928) 757-4331

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

24) Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ - http://nau.edu/

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 27,198

  • Telephone: (928) 523-9011

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.

25) Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, AZ - http://www.npc.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 7,496

  • Telephone: (928) 524-7311

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

26) Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 15,246

  • Telephone: (602) 787-6500

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

27) Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.pc.maricopa.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 19,525

  • Telephone: (602) 264-2492

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

28) Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ - http://www.pima.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 53,250

  • Telephone: (520) 206-4500

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

29) Pima Medical Institute-East Valley

Mesa, AZ - http://pmi.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 956

  • Telephone: (480) 898-9898

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

30) Pima Medical Institute-Mesa

Mesa, AZ - http://pmi.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 2,358

  • Telephone: (480) 644-0267

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

31) Pima Medical Institute-Tucson

Tucson, AZ - http://pmi.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 2,721

  • Telephone: (520) 326-1600

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

32) Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ - http://www.scottsdalecc.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 17,474

  • Telephone: (480) 423-6000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

33) South Mountain Community College

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.southmountaincc.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 8,027

  • Telephone: (602) 243-8135

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

34) Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, AZ - http://

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 680

  • Telephone: (623) 535-2700

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

35) Tucson College

Tucson, AZ - http://www.tucsoncollege.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: N/A

  • Telephone: (520) 258-0400

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

36) University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ - http://www.arizona.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 41,848

  • Telephone: (520) 621-2211

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

  • Critical Care Nursing.

37) University of Phoenix-Online Campus

Phoenix, AZ - http://www.phoenix.edu/

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 407,124

  • Telephone: (866) 766-0766

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Nursing Administration.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

38) University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus

Tempe, AZ - http://www.phoenix.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 7,351

  • Telephone: (602) 557-2000

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

39) University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus

Tucson, AZ - http://www.phoenix.edu

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Private

  • Students Enrolled: 2,848

  • Telephone: (520) 881-6512

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

40) Yavapai College

Prescott, AZ - http://www.YC.EDU

SCHOOL DETAILS

  • Type: Public

  • Students Enrolled: 11,811

  • Telephone: (928) 445-7300

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

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