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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 year round positions 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 a better job outlook 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-may be required 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 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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Purdue University Global
Online

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults.

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Liberty University
Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Prescott Valley
  • Prescott Valley
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Arizona College
Campus

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

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Mesa
  • Mesa
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

CTU Classes Are As Close As The Mobile App.
Take classes with the help of your smartphone, tablet or laptop. CTU’s online bachelor’s programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Sacred Heart University - Online
Online

At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good.

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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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UEI College - Phoenix
Campus

UEI College (Formally Anthem College – Bryman School) is for individuals who seek to achieve more with their lives through education and training.

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

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