Arizona Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Arizona

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While specific work responsibilities for a registered nurse (RN) may vary depending on work setting and patient population, all RNs take care of patients and provide education and advice to both patients and their family members. Most (60%) registered nurses are employed by hospitals, but RNs can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services, nursing care facilities and employment services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Arizona

You can become an RN by earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) from a college or university. You can also get an associate degree at a community college or a diploma from a hospital-based nursing school. Registered nurses who earn a master's degree in nursing (MSN) are known as advanced practice nurses. These nurses can perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as prescribe medication. All registered nursing programs provide classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience. Examples of registered nursing coursework include chronic disease management, health assessment, human anatomy, microbiology and nursing studies. Whether online or in a traditional classroom, RN schools in Arizona can help you earn your nursing degree or diploma. All states and the District of Columbia require that registered nursing students graduate from an approved program as well as pass a licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN. Other requirements, including continuing education credits, may be necessary so be sure to contact your state's board of nursing for more information. Enrolling at one of the many Arizona RN schools is the first step to becoming a registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Arizona

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), RN employment is expected to increase by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018. In 2008, RNs constituted the largest healthcare occupation, with more than two million jobs in the United States. In Arizona, there are over 38,500 registered nurses. The BLS reports that as of May 2009, registered nurses in Arizona earned a median annual salary of $66,100. The tenth percentile earned an annual median salary of $43,340, while the 90th percentile earned $89,740. Within Arizona, employment for registered nurses is highest in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson and Prescott.

For a rewarding career as a registered nurse, get more information from one of the registered nursing schools in Arizona below.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Arizona

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Prescott, Kingman and Flagstaff
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Phoenix, Yuma and Tucson
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Arizona

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott

Schools for Registered Nurses in Arizona are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Arizona

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor, Nursing Administration - Master's
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

  • Programs: Practical Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

  • Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate

Arizona College prepares students to work in the 'real world' of medicine.

  • Programs: Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online
  • Degrees: Master
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More Arizona Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Arizona State University Tempe Doctorate & First Professional 51,481
Central Arizona College Coolidge Associate 4,951
Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler Associate 10,277
Cochise College Douglas Associate 4,133
Coconino County Community College Flagstaff Associate 3,664
Eastern Arizona College Thatcher Associate 5,314
Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale Associate 5,973
GateWay Community College Phoenix Phoenix Associate 6,874
Glendale Community College Glendale Associate 18,444
IIA College Phoenix Phoenix Bachelor 586
Mesa Community College Mesa Associate 24,470
Mohave Community College Kingman Associate 5,879
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Doctorate 21,347
Northland Pioneer College Holbrook Associate 4,686
Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix Associate 8,574
Phoenix College Phoenix Associate 11,097
Pima Community College Tucson Associate 32,982
Pima Medical Institute Mesa Mesa Associate 958
Rio Salado College Tempe Associate 18,331
Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale Associate 10,371
University of Arizona Tucson Doctorate 37,217
Yavapai College Prescott Associate 9,060
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