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Astudy by the Arizona Healthcare Workforce Data Center conducted in 2008 estimates the state will need an additional 49,000 registered nurses by 2017 to keep pace with Arizona's growth and to replace nurses who retire or quit. The problem is especially acute in Arizona due to the state's rapid growth and a $3 billion-plus hospital construction boom that will add nearly 3,000 beds over the next few years. Arizona's nursing shortage is widespread with 12 of 15 counties experiencing below-average nursing levels. Arizona's mild winters draw thousands of "Snowbirds" from colder states each year which gives rise to plentiful employment opportunities year round for permanent staff as well as Travel Nurses. Nurses and Allied Healthcare professionals will find jobs plentiful, the climate appealing in its diversity, affordable housing and good wages in Arizona. In Arizona, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in high demand in both rural and urban areas.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $23,641 - $28,842 Licensed Practical Nurse: $35,336 - $42,580
RN Staff Nurse: $55,242 - $67,046 Nurse Practitioner: $75,032 - $88,441

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs in Arizona

Browseaccredited Arizona nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Arizona, then request free information from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:


This list also contains online schools that accept students from Arizona

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Grand Canyon University
Online

Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Kaplan University
Online

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

Visit http://go.kaplanuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.

Visit www.ctucomm.com

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Jacksonville University
Online

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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South University, Online Programs
Online

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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Brookline College
Campus

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Bradley University
Online

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Peoria
  • Peoria
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Keiser University Graduate School
Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Wilkes University
Online

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: Campus Locations:
  • Wilkes Barre
  • Wilkes Barre
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