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Nursing Schools in Arizona

There are 35 Arizona schools offering nursing programs. In 2010, 9,576 students graduated from programs at Arizona nursing schools. 3,348 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 2,184 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 8,466 students graduate from programs in Arizona in nursing every year. This accounts for 3% of nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 2,094 students graduated with nursing certificates, 1,909 with an associate's level degree, 3,348 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 2,184 with a master's level degree, and 41 with a degree at the doctorate level.

35 nursing schools are located in this state. Out of these, while 12 schools are private, 23 schools are public. Public nursing school tuition varies from $7,672 to $8,237, while tuition at a private nursing school varies from $10,440 to $15,024.

Average tuition for programs in nursing is $8,732. While the lowest tuition in this southwestern state, which is $7,672 each year, is at Northern Arizona University, the highest tuition for programs in nursing, which is $15,024 each year, is at Everest College-Phoenix.

Arizona nursing schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Nursing Program Completions in Arizona 2006 - 2010

On average, 8,466 students graduate from programs in Arizona in nursing every year. This accounts for 3% of nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 2,094 students graduated with nursing certificates, 1,909 with an associate's level degree, 3,348 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 2,184 with a master's level degree, and 41 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nursing Program Completions in Arizona 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1864
  • Certificate 2007: 1672
  • Certificate 2008: 1713
  • Certificate 2009: 1857
  • Certificate 2010: 2094
  • Associate 2006: 1075
  • Associate 2007: 1537
  • Associate 2008: 1713
  • Associate 2009: 1784
  • Associate 2010: 1909
  • Bachelor 2006: 1858
  • Bachelor 2007: 2016
  • Bachelor 2008: 2539
  • Bachelor 2009: 2853
  • Bachelor 2010: 3348
  • Master 2006: 1114
  • Master 2007: 1312
  • Master 2008: 1373
  • Master 2009: 1519
  • Master 2010: 2184
  • Doctorate 2006: 9
  • Doctorate 2007: 14
  • Doctorate 2008: 19
  • Doctorate 2009: 19
  • Doctorate 2010: 41

Nursing Program Availability in Arizona

Arizona schools offer a total of 100 nursing programs. Of these programs, 46% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the masters level, the bachelors level, and the doctoral level.

Nursing Program Availability in Arizona

  • Certificate: 46
  • Associate: 22
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 20
  • Doctorate: 4

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26140
  • 25th Percentile: 29180
  • Median: 38730
  • 75th Percentile: 52090
  • 90th Percentile: 68810

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34600
  • 25th Percentile: 40850
  • Median: 48530
  • 75th Percentile: 56490
  • 90th Percentile: 63750

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 47470
  • 25th Percentile: 57180
  • Median: 68870
  • 75th Percentile: 82000
  • 90th Percentile: 93050

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 47110
  • 25th Percentile: 57690
  • Median: 72750
  • 75th Percentile: 94890
  • 90th Percentile: 146090

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30130
  • Median Salary 2007: 30260
  • Median Salary 2008: 29950
  • Median Salary 2009: 29570
  • Median Salary 2010: 38730
  • Total Employed 2006: 1370
  • Total Employed 2007: 1550
  • Total Employed 2008: 1440
  • Total Employed 2009: 1350
  • Total Employed 2010: 980

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41030
  • Median Salary 2007: 42100
  • Median Salary 2008: 43690
  • Median Salary 2009: 45790
  • Median Salary 2010: 48530
  • Total Employed 2006: 10100
  • Total Employed 2007: 10430
  • Total Employed 2008: 10490
  • Total Employed 2009: 10180
  • Total Employed 2010: 8620

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58360
  • Median Salary 2007: 60670
  • Median Salary 2008: 63640
  • Median Salary 2009: 66100
  • Median Salary 2010: 68870
  • Total Employed 2006: 31890
  • Total Employed 2007: 34580
  • Total Employed 2008: 37780
  • Total Employed 2009: 38570
  • Total Employed 2010: 41730

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 65220
  • Median Salary 2007: 67200
  • Median Salary 2008: 72880
  • Median Salary 2009: 72250
  • Median Salary 2010: 72750
  • Total Employed 2006: 6470
  • Total Employed 2007: 6960
  • Total Employed 2008: 8040
  • Total Employed 2009: 9420
  • Total Employed 2010: 8890

Arizona vs National Nursing Employment

Arizona vs National Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Arizona: 1.530% (60220)

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1. Brookline College - Tucson

5441 E. 22nd Street Ste. 125
Tucson, AZ 85711-5444
(520) 748-9799

Brookline College-Tucson is near the center of the city and this school offers one nursing program. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

2. The Pima Medical Institute - Mesa

957 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 644-0267

The Pima Medical Institute-Mesa is 2.8 miles from the center of the city. It offers two nursing programs. More specifically, this school offers one certificate in nursing to students and one associate's level nursing degree. 1,536 students pursue degrees in 12 programs at this small school, overall.

3. Tucson College

5151 E Broadway Blvd- Ste.155
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 258-0400

Tucson College is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in nursing. Students are offered two certificates in nursing by this school. It is a for-profit institution.

4. Midwestern University - Glendale

19555 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 572-3200

Midwestern University-Glendale offers one nursing program and MWU is 8.7 miles from the center of the city. This university is a 4-year research institution.

5. ITT Technical Institute - Phoenix

10220 North 25th Ave- Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 749-7900

ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is 9.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Phoenix, AZ. It is one of several campuses. This technical college offers subjects including legal assisting, nursing, and business administration. ITT Tech offers students eight degrees at the associates level and six degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 568 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at this school. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. This technical college is one of 7 technical colleges in Arizona.

6. Coconino County Community College

2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-2701
(928) 527-1222

Coconino County Community College offers one program in nursing and it is in Flagstaff, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution.

7. Brookline College - Phoenix

2445 W. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 242-6265

Brookline College-Phoenix is 8.5 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one certificate in nursing by this school and one nursing degree at the associate's level.

8. Fortis College - Phoenix

555 N 18 St Ste 110
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 254-3099

Founded in 2008, Fortis College-Phoenix is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Phoenix, AZ. It offers four certificates and one degree at the associates level to students. 267 students pursued degrees from the five programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as dental assisting and allied health. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits this school.

9. The Maricopa Skill Center

1245 E Buckeye
Phoenix, AZ 85034-4101
(602) 238-4300

The Maricopa Skill Center, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Phoenix, AZ and this school offers one program in nursing. It is a public institution. This vocational school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Arizona offering nursing programs.

10. Yavapai College

1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-7300

Yavapai College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Prescott, AZ and it offers one nursing program. Overall, 8,410 students seek degrees in 65 Yavapai College programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks ninth in the state of Arizona.

11. Everest College - Phoenix

10400 N. 25th Avenue- Suite 190
Phoenix, AZ 85021-1641
(602) 942-4141

Everest College-Phoenix offers one nursing program and it is 9.4 miles from the center of the city. 5,662 students seek degrees in ten Everest College-Phoenix programs, overall.

12. Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College

3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 535-2700

Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College is in the suburbs of Avondale, Arizona. It offers two programs in nursing. Students are offered two nursing certificates by this school. This public school is one of 27 public post-secondary institutions in Arizona.

13. Chamberlain College of Nursing - Phoenix

2149 West Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 331-2720

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Phoenix is 8.4 miles from the heart of downtown. Chamberlain offers two nursing programs. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in nursing by it and one nursing degree at the bachelor's level. It is the only nursing school in Arizona.

14. The Pima Medical Institute - Tucson

3350 East Grant Road- Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 326-1600

Founded in 1972, the Pima Medical Institute-Tucson is a for-profit 4-year institution. PMI, which is 2.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Tucson, AZ. It offers subjects including phlebotomy, veterinary medicine, and allied health. Students are offered eight certificates and three degrees at the associates level by this school. In 2010, 1,398 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at this school.

15. South Mountain Community College

7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 243-8135

South Mountain Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1978. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Phoenix, AZ. It offers subjects such as information systems and game design. This college offers 24 certificates and 28 associates level degrees to students. 6,354 students pursued degrees from the 36 programs at this medium-sized college in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona.

16. Carrington College - Westside

2701 W Bethany Home Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017-5885
(602) 433-1333

Carrington College-Westside, which is near the center of the city, is located in Phoenix, AZ and this school offers one program in nursing. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

17. The University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona

300 S. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ 85711-4574
(520) 881-6512

The University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona, which is near the center of the city, is in Tucson, AZ. It offers two nursing programs. More specifically, UOPX offers students one bachelor's level degree in nursing and one degree at the master's level in nursing. Overall, 2,275 students pursue degrees in 42 University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona programs.

18. Rio Salado College

2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 517-8000

Rio Salado College is located in Tempe, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, this community college offers students one certificate in nursing and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. 25,266 students pursue degrees in 81 Rio Salado College programs, overall.

19. Pima Community College

401 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-5000
(520) 206-4500

Pima Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Tucson, AZ. It offers three nursing programs. Of those, this college offers students two nursing certificates and one associate's level degree in nursing. Overall, 36,823 students pursue degrees in 112 programs at this college.

20. Eastern Arizona College

615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769
(928) 428-8322

Eastern Arizona College is located in Thatcher, AZ. This college offers three nursing programs. More specifically, students are offered two nursing certificates by it and one nursing degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Arizona offering nursing.

21. The Pima Medical Institute - East Valley

2160 S Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 898-9898

The Pima Medical Institute-East Valley offers one nursing program and PMI, which is 8.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Mesa, AZ. 535 students seek degrees in six programs at PMI, overall.

22. Brookline College - Tempe

1140/1150 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 545-8755

Brookline College-Tempe is in Tempe, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one nursing program. 579 students pursue degrees in 14 Brookline College-Tempe programs, overall.

23. The East Valley Institute of Technology

1601 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 461-4000

The East Valley Institute of Technology, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Mesa, AZ. It offers three programs in nursing. Students are offered three certificates in nursing by it. This technical college is a public institution.

24. The University of Phoenix - Phoenix-Hohokam

4635 E Elwood St
Phoenix, AZ 85040-1958
(480) 557-2000

The University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam, which is near Phoenix, is in a rural area. This school offers five programs in nursing. More specifically, Phoenix offers one certificate in nursing to students, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and three master's level degrees in nursing. UOPX is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the third largest institution in the state of Arizona offering nursing.

25. Mohave Community College

1971 Jagerson Ave
Kingman, AZ 86409-1238
(928) 757-4331

Mohave Community College offers three nursing programs. Of those, it offers students two certificates in nursing and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This college, which is just a few miles from Kingman, is in a rural area. 6,686 students pursue degrees in 106 programs at this community college, overall.

26. Scottsdale Community College

9000 E Chaparral Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 423-6000

Scottsdale Community College offers three nursing programs. More specifically, students are offered two nursing certificates by this college and one associate's level degree in nursing. This community college, which is very close to Scottsdale, Arizona, is in a rural setting. This community college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona.

27. Northern Arizona University

Knoles Drive- Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4132
(928) 523-9011

Northern Arizona University offers four nursing programs. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level nursing degree and three master's level nursing degrees. This university, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Flagstaff, AZ. 25,197 students seek degrees in 254 programs at this research university, overall.

28. Arizona Western College

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

Arizona Western College offers two nursing programs. Students are offered two nursing certificates by it. This mid-sized school is near Yuma, AZ. It is a public 2-year institution.

29. Glendale Community College

6000 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 845-3000

Glendale Community College is 2.0 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in nursing. Specifically, this college offers two nursing certificates to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. Overall, 21,373 students seek degrees in 94 programs at this college. This community college ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arizona.

30. The University of Arizona

1401 E University
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
(520) 621-2211

The University of Arizona, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Tucson, AZ. The UA offers four programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing by the U of A, one nursing degree at the master's level, and two doctorate level nursing degrees. This big university is one of 2 institutions with a medical school in Arizona. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Arizona offering nursing.

31. Mesa Community College

1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 461-7000

Mesa Community College is near the center of the city. It offers three nursing programs. Of those, students are offered two nursing certificates by this community college and one associate's level degree in nursing. This community college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona. This college is the eighth largest institution in the state of Arizona offering nursing in terms of programs.

32. Northland Pioneer College

2251 E. Navajo Blvd.
Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610
(928) 524-7600

Northland Pioneer College is in Holbrook, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, this medium-sized college offers students one nursing certificate and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This community college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona.

33. Paradise Valley Community College

18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 787-6500

Paradise Valley Community College is near Phoenix, AZ. This college offers three programs in nursing. Of those, this college offers two nursing certificates to students and one nursing degree at the associate's level. 10,282 students pursue degrees in 60 Paradise Valley Community College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the tenth largest institution in the state of Arizona offering nursing.

34. Estrella Mountain Community College

3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85323-1000
(623) 935-8000

Estrella Mountain Community College offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, it offers students two certificates in nursing and one associate's level degree in nursing. This college is located in the suburbs of Avondale, Arizona. Overall, 8,122 students pursue degrees in 68 Estrella Mountain Community College programs.

35. Chandler/Gilbert Community College

2626 E Pecos Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225-2499
(480) 732-7000

Chandler/Gilbert Community College offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, this college offers students two certificates in nursing and one associate's level nursing degree. It is located in the suburbs of Chandler, Arizona. It is a public 2-year institution.

36. Phoenix College

1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 264-2492

Phoenix College is 2.4 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered two nursing certificates by this community college and one associate's level nursing degree. This community college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona.

37. GateWay Community College

108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 392-5000

GateWay Community College, which is 4.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Phoenix, AZ. It offers four nursing programs. Out of those, it offers students three nursing certificates and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona.

38. Central Arizona College

8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128-9030
(520) 494-5444

Central Arizona College is located in Coolidge, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two nursing programs. More specifically, this school offers students one nursing certificate and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

39. Cochise College

4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, AZ 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

Cochise College is located in Douglas, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers two certificates in nursing to students and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This school is a public 2-year institution.

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