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Arizona RN Programs

RN Programs in Arizona

Anyone who has a passion for helping others and a knack for working with medical problems may find nursing to be the perfect career. Every patient and every hospital presents unique obstacles throughout a nurse's career, but with the right training from an accredited school, a nurse should be able to tackle all of those issues and more. Becoming a nurse could be the start of a promising future.

One of the biggest benefits found within RN programs in Arizona is that there is always going to be a demand for people in this field. There are some areas of the state and of the country that have a higher demand for RNs than others, but as a whole, positions like this are popping up constantly.

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Arizona

In order to become licensed by endorsement in Arizona, an individual must:

  • Have a diploma, associate degree, or baccalaureate degree from a state-approved program
  • Have passed the NCLEX
  • Be licensed in another US state
    • Have met one of the following requirements:
    • Worked as a nurse for at least 960 hours in the past 5 years
    • Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree in the past 5 years
    • Passed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 year
    • Obtained an advanced nursing degree
  • Submit verification that he or she graduated from an approved nursing program

Becoming an RN by Examination in Arizona

In order to become licensed by examination in Arizona, an individual must:

  • Complete and submit an application for RN Licensure by Examination
  • Registered for the NCLEX
  • Submit proof that he or she is a citizen of the United States
  • Pay the $350.00 fee by credit card, check, or money order
  • If an individual can be issued a temporary permit if one of the following conditions are met:

    • He or she has had his or her fingerprints rejected, and he or she has passed the NCLEX
    • 2 years have passed since graduation and the individual needs to take a refresher course

    Additional Resources

    On-Campus & Online RN Schools

    The Best RN Schools in Arizona

    By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Arizona residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Arizona Board of Nursing.

    Why Online RN Classes?

    Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

    Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

    Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

    Arizona RN Resources on

    Arizona State Board of Nursing
    4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
    Phoenix, AZ 85014-3653
    Phone: (602) 889-5150
    Fax: (602) 889-5155

    Arizona Nurses Association

    Other AZ Schools with RN Programs

    Apollo College
    2701 W. Bethany Home Road
    Phoenix, Arizona 85017
    Arizona State University
    411 N. Central Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    Arizona State University
    1151 Forest Ave & E University Dr.
    Tempe, Arizona 85281
    Arizona Western College
    2020 S. Avenue 8E
    Yuma, Arizona 85365
    Banner Boswell
    10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
    Sun City, Arizona 85351
    Baptist Health System
    2000 W. Bethany Home Rd.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85015
    Central Arizona College
    8470 N. Overfield Road
    Coolidge, Arizona 85128
    Cochise College
    4190 West Highway 80
    Douglas, Arizona 85607
    Coconino Community College
    2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.
    Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
    Eastern Arizona College
    615 N Stadium Ave
    Thatcher, Arizona 85552
    Estrella Mountain Community College
    3000 North Dysart Road
    Avondale, Arizona 85392
    Grand Canyon University
    3300 W. Camelback Road
    Phoenix, Arizona 85017
    International Institute of the Americas
    6049 N 43rd Ave
    Phoenix, Arizona 85019
    MCCDNP Chandler - Gilbert
    7360 East Tahoe Avenue
    Chandler, Arizona 85212
    MCCDNP Gateway Community College
    108 North 40th Street
    Phoenix, Arizona 85034
    MCCDNP Glendale Community College
    6000 West Olive Ave, Glendale
    Glendale, Arizona 85302
    MCCDNP Paradise Valley Community College
    18401 North 32nd Street
    Phoenix, Arizona 85032
    MCCDNP Phoenix College
    1202 West Thomas Road
    Phoenix, Arizona 85013
    Mesa Community College
    1833 West Southern Avenue
    Mesa, Arizona 85202
    Mohave Community College
    1977 Acoma Blvd. West
    Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403
    Northern Arizona University
    South San Francisco Street
    Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
    Northland Pioneer College
    1001 West Deuce of Clubs
    Show Low, Arizona 85901
    Pima Community College
    2202 West Anklam Rd.
    Tucson, Arizona 85709
    Pima Medical Institute
    957 S. Dobson Road
    Mesa, Arizona 85202
    Rio Salado College
    2323 West 14th Street
    Tempe, Arizona 85281
    Scottsdale Community College
    9000 East Chaparral Road
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
    University of Arizona
    1010 North Highland Avenue
    Tucson, Arizona 85721
    University of Phoenix
    3201 E Elwood St.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85034
    Yavapai College
    1100 East Sheldon Street
    Prescott, Arizona 86301