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Phoenix, Arizona RN Programs

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RN Programs in Phoenix, Arizona

There are many RN programs to choose from in Phoenix. One can become a registered nurse with either an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree

, depending on which level of education one wants to obtain. Once one has graduated from an RN program, he or she must apply for licensure and pass the NCLEX-RN.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

Associate's degree nursing programs typically take two years of full-time study to complete, and longer for those who are only enrolled part-time. This type of degree is good for those who wish to quickly finish school and begin a nursing career.

Bachelor's degree nursing programs generally take around four years to complete on a full-time basis. These programs provide a more rounded education and serve as a basis for a more advanced degree. Though these programs are more time-intensive, graduates may have a better chance of promotion and higher earning potential than those with an ADN.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

RN programs in Phoenix can be found online and at campuses around the city. Traditional, on-campus programs are taught at colleges and universities, trade schools, and healthcare organizations. These provide an opportunity to network with other students. Some individuals learn better in a classroom environment.

Online nursing programs allow students to complete classes and coursework when it is most convenient for them. Students can login to the site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and from anywhere in the country. This flexibility is great for those who work full-time or have a family.

Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Phoenix RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Phoenix?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Arizona. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Arizona. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Arizona.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

More programs in this area

Banner Boswell
10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, Arizona 85351
MCCDNP Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Ave, Glendale
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, Arizona 85392
Apollo College
2701 W. Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Baptist Health System
2000 W. Bethany Home Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85015
MCCDNP Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
MCCDNP Phoenix College
1202 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Arizona State University
411 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
International Institute of the Americas
6049 N 43rd Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85019
MCCDNP Gateway Community College
108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
University of Phoenix
3201 E Elwood St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Rio Salado College
2323 West 14th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Scottsdale Community College
9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
Arizona State University
1151 Forest Ave & E University Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Pima Medical Institute
957 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, Arizona 85202
Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85202