Bachelor’s of Nursing Programs in Arizona

Popular icons like Florence Nightingale have made Nursing well known as a noble profession. Besides high public esteem, a Nursing career affords a myriad of emotional and monetary rewards. As in all occupations, however, obtaining the best possible academic preparation is essential to long-term success in the field of nursing. In this context, the Grand Canyon State is worthy of serious consideration as an education destination by America’s would-be nurses. Arizona borders contain many of the highest-ranking Bachelor’s of Nursing degree programs in all of Academia.

Arizona State University – Phoenix (“ASUP”)

College of Nursing & Health Innovation

This ASUP College is on a self-stated mission to produce lifelong health and healthcare scholars with exemplary critical thinking skills to affect successful outcomes in all situations. The effectiveness of its efforts to meet that overriding objective reflects in several distinctive honors.

Besides having one of the five biggest bodies of all American nursing degree programs, USAP’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the only Nursing program in Arizona chosen to represent the state as official Outreach Partner of the National Institute of Mental Health for 2011 to 2013.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (“BSN”)

The 126-credit curriculum prepares entry-level nursing professionals by imparting introductory knowledge bases and practical skills sets applicable to a variety of practice settings. Passage of the National Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (“NCLEX-RN”) is a close secondary program purpose.


The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation accredits ASUP’s BSN degree program.

NCLEX – RN first-time passage rate as of 2010 – 92.5 percent


Judy Sayles, DNP, RN, PsyMHNP, CNE

Program Director, Prelicensure Nursing
500 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 496-0811

Brookline College –Phoenix (“BCP”)

Nursing Department

BCP’s Nursing Department has a stated primary mission of preparing nursing practitioners with a high degree of competence in effectively addressing complex needs within multicultural settings to enhance the general health of individuals, families, and communities via ongoing discovery of relevant knowledge and its translation into practical skills development.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (“BSN”)

This BSN program has five self-stated objectives expressed in a unique empirical format that include:

• An overall first-time NLCEX-RN passage above 90 percent

• An aggregate 24-month completion rate of at least 75 percent

• A minimum cumulative six-month post-licensure employment rate of 90 percent for graduates

• A minimum alumni participation rate of 85 percent in professional pursuits such as continuing and graduate education, research, and advanced certifications

Substantive content encompasses coursework in nursing specialties such as Gerontology, Psychiatric, Obstetrical, Pediatric, and Evidence-Based Practice.


BCP BSN holds initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (“ACEN”), formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (“NLNAC”).

NCLEX-RN first-time passage rate as of 2010 – 94.1 percent


Nursing Department
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021-5820
Phone: (602) 242-6265 or 1-800-793-2428

Chamberlain College of Nursing – Phoenix (“CCNP”)

Its Phoenix campus was the first Chamberlain College site ever established in the entire Southwestern region of the United States.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program (“BSN”)

The 129-credit program curriculum features a balance of 69 general education credits and 60 Nursing courses. Two unique advantages of this particular undergraduate Nursing degree program is a lack of any specific academic prerequisites for entry and a format designed for three-year program completion rather than the conventional four years of full-time studies.


CCNP’s BSN degree program is CCCNE accredited.

NCLEX-RX first-time passage rate as of 2010 – 100 percent


CCNP Main Campus
2149 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 331-2720 or (877) 751-5783

Grand Canyon University (AM) – Phoenix (“GCUP”)

College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

This GCU College has been a provider of exceptionally high-quality healthcare education for more than 25 years. Its Nursing practice simulation instruction is noted for unparalleled quality and realism. Combined with its highly regarded Human Anatomy and Dissection coursework and practical labs, it is no wonder why GCU consistently ranks among the top 10 Best Graduate Nursing Education Programs listings by U.S. News & World Reports.

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (“BSN”)

This 123-credit program places special emphases on communication, health promotion, spirituality, and disease prevention throughout the entire human lifespan. Besides a Nursing practicum, curricular requirements include a writing-intensive Capstone course with an emphasis on empirical knowledge application to practice settings.


GCUP’s BSN degree program is CCNE-accredited.
NCLEX-RN first-time passage rate as of 2010 – 90.8 percent


Phone: (877) 860-3951

Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff (“NAUF”)

School of Nursing

Since its 1962 establishment, NAUF’s School of Nursing has had a primary educational mission of providing outstanding education to prepare students to deliver high-quality professional healthcare services within and to a diversity of settings and patient profiles.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (“BSN”)

NAUF offers this program on-campus and online. Both formats offer an equal quality of academic preparation for passage of professional licensure exams and a successful career of competent Nursing practice.

Program completion requirements include a minimum of 47 units in pre-professional coursework, 35 units in liberal arts classes, and 73 units of professional Nursing courses.


The NAUF BSN degree program is CCNE-accredited.
NCLEX-RN first-time passage rate as of 2010 -81.1 percent


202 E Pine Knoll Dr
Nursing Bldg. #72
PO Box: 15035
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone: 928-523-2671

University of Arizona – Tucson (“UAT”)

College of Nursing

Founded in 1957, the College of Nursing’s motto and most imperative mission is “leading through innovative learning.” By outward indications, it has done a great job of executing this academic agenda, as it is widely recognized as a leading U.S. provider of nursing education.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (“BSN”)

The curriculum consists of 120 credits in General Education and Foundation, Nursing prerequisites, and upper-class Professional nursing coursework requirements. Admission is extremely competitive and successful applicants exhibit extraordinary histories of leadership, service, integrity, and scholarship. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 is also required for BSN degree conferral.


UAT’s BSN degree program is CCNE accredited, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and maintains official affiliations with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing.

NCLEX-RN first-time passage rate as of 2010 – 92.7 percent


1305 N. Martin Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Phone: (520) 626-6154