Nursing Schools in Arizona

The state of Arizona is home to 42 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 29 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Arizona.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Arizona

Listed below are all nursing schools in Arizona. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 42 nursing schools in the state of Arizona. And according to our database 5 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Mesa Community College
Location: Mesa, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
Mesa Community College was established in 1963 as an extension branch of Phoenix College and became a separate institution in 1965. Around 330 students enrolled in classes for the first semester. Today, MCC is the largest of the 10 community colleges located in the Maricopa County Community [...]
95.1% 95.2%
1
7
Paradise Valley Community College
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
Paradise Valley Community College is a two-year college founded in 1985 in northeastern Phoenix, Arizona. PVCC was established by the Maricopa County Community College District and was initially named the Northeast Valley Education Center. The present name was adopted the following year. PVCC [...]
95.0% 83.3%
2
10
Mohave Community College
Location: Kingman, AZ
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
Mohave Community College was established in 1975 after a public vote and opened with three campuses. The original locations included Kingman, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City, with an additional campus in Colorado City. During the first semester, classes were taught at night. MCC began [...]
94.7% 73.8%
3
12
Scottsdale Community College
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
Established in 1969, Scottsdale Community College is part of the Maricopa County Community College District. The main campus is located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, making SCC the only public community college with a campus located in tribal land. While 948 students [...]
93.0% 100.0%
4
1
GateWay Community College
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
GateWay Community College was established in 1968 and originally located in downtown Phoenix as the first technical college in the state of Arizona. GCC is one of 10 accredited colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District and the only college in the district served by the Valley [...]
92.7% 97.0%
5
5
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Location: Chandler, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
91.5% 100.0%
6
1
Pima Community College
Location: Tucson, AZ
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
91.5% 91.0%
6
9
University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Accelerated BSN Doctoral Masters
The University of Arizona is a public university with significant enrollment numbers. Over 43,000 students enrolled last year. The school was founded in 1885, making it the first university established in the Arizona Territory. The main campus includes over 179 buildings covering over a mile [...]
91.5%
6
Glendale Community College
Location: Glendale, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
91.2% 95.8%
7
6
Eastern Arizona College
Location: Thatcher, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
91.0% 100.0%
8
1
Phoenix College
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
90.0% 97.8%
9
4
Yavapai College
Location: Prescott, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
89.6% 100.0%
10
1
Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Masters Doctoral ADN
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a large public institution with degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. The main campus is in Flagstaff, Arizona, with four other campuses throughout the state. The school was established in 1899, with just 23 students. For the Fall 2017 [...]
88.3% 11
Central Arizona College
Location: Coolidge, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
88.1% 97.0% 12
5
Brookline College-Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: BSN LPN ADN
88.1% 12
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Masters LPN to ADN ADN
The Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arizona in Phoenix is one of eight campuses that are part of Chamberlain College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Inc. The Phoenix campus is conveniently located in a major metro area right off highway 17. The school is a for-profit institution and offers [...]
88.0% 13
Cochise County Community College District
Location: Douglas, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
87.2% 98.1% 14
3
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson
Location: Tucson, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
86.9% 100.0% 15
1
Carrington College-Phoenix East
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: ADN BSN
86.0% 16
Arizona Western College
Location: Yuma, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
85.2% 100.0% 17
1
Coconino Community College
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
84.2% 100.0% 18
1
Estrella Mountain Community College
Location: Avondale, AZ
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
81.9% 77.8% 19 11
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa
Location: Mesa, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
81.8% 83.3% 20
10
University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona Campus
Location: Tucson, AZ
Programs offered: LPN to ADN LPN to BSN BSN ADN
81.1% 21
Northland Pioneer College
Location: Holbrook, AZ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN LPN
80.5% 98.9% 22
2
Arizona College-Glendale
Location: Glendale, AZ
Programs offered: BSN ADN
77.5% 23
Grand Canyon University
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Masters ADN
75.7% 24
Fortis College-Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: LPN
91.3%
8
East Valley Institute of Technology
Location: Mesa, AZ
Programs offered: LPN
68.3% 13
Arizona State University-Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Masters Doctoral
Maricopa Skill Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: LPN
Rio Salado College
Location: Tempe, AZ
Programs offered: ADN
Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College
Location: Avondale, AZ
Programs offered: LPN
University of Phoenix - Online Campus
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: Doctoral LPN to ADN LPN to BSN
University of Phoenix - Phoenix - Hohokam
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: LPN to BSN RN to BSN Masters LPN to ADN
Carrington College-Phoenix North
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Maricopa Community College System Office
Location: Tempe, AZ
Programs offered: ADN
The Art Institute of Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: ADN
Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix Campus
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs offered: BSN ADN
Maricopa Community Colleges - Mesa Community College at Red Mountain
Location: Mesa, AZ
Programs offered: ADN
Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler - Gilbert Community College - Williams Campus
Location: Mesa, AZ
Programs offered: ADN
Mohave Community College - Lake Havasu City
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Phoenix (Closed in 2016)
LPN ADN BSN
Everest College - Phoenix (Closed in 2015)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix (Closed in 2016)
ADN LPN
Brown Mackie College-Tucson (Closed in 2016)
LPN
Maricopa Beauty College LLC (Closed in 2012)
ADN LPN

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Arizona's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average