BSN Programs in Arizona


There are just a handful of available BSN programs in Arizona offering Bachelor’s of Nursing (BSN) degrees. Due to the limited availability, you might consider an online BSN program.

View the full list and our summaries of each BSN program below. You can directly request information from featured programs on this page – they are currently accepting applicants from Arizona residents.

All BSN Programs in Arizona

Arizona State University
500 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85005
Those interested in the traditional pre-licensure clinical nursing program must have either a minimum GPA of 3.00 and a 1040 SAT score, 500 GED or be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.  A higher 1110 SAT score is required for non-residents students. 
The program takes four years to complete in the following plan: first 4 semesters is for prerequisite courses and the next 4 semesters for clinical upper division coursework.  A further option of accelerating the upper division clinical coursework period to 16 months is available.


Chamberlain College of Nursing- Phoenix
2149 W Dunlop Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
The college offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) as an on-site undergraduate program. With a history of 120 year of educating nurses, you expect to receive top-notch nurse training. All candidates must attend a pre-application interview at the campus location prior to placing an application. Unlike most traditional programs, this one takes three years to complete. Students do not take summers off hence an all-year round study format is employed.  The 3 semesters: spring, summer and fall are designed to be 16 weeks each with classes scheduled in 2-8-week sessions per semester.


Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
The Bachelors of Science in nursing pre-licensure is designed for preparation for initial NLCEX-RN exams and licensure to become an RN. As a Christian Interdenominational university, all programs including nursing emphasize spirituality. This also includes a number of courses of Christian teachings and perspectives during the first two years of study. The program requires 34-40 general education credits and the remaining 90 in nursing courses to top-up the 123 credits required for graduation. All courses must be taken onsite at the main campus in a period of 4 academic years.


Northern Arizona University
S. San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
The BSN program prepares you to become a registered nurse through a variety of learning formats including traditional & online classrooms, clinical practicum in healthcare facilities and simulation labs. The nursing bachelors have 3 components. The first is a pre-professional/prerequisite component of 47 units that must be completed before or during the application to the professional program.  A liberal studies component consisting of 35 units is taken along with the pre-professional portion.  The last portion is 73 units of nursing courses.  An exact replica of this BSN is also offered at Yuma, and Tucson and American Indian campuses of the university.


University of Arizona
1305 N. Martin Tucson AZ 85721
Admissions into the professional Bachelor of Science in nursing takes two steps. In the first step, students must complete the college of nursing prerequisites courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 as freshman or 3.4 for transfer students.  Towards the end of second year, pre-professional students that wish to be admitted in the upper-division professional program must place new applications. All students including transfer must have been first admitted on general basis into the university before applying for the nursing major. Candidates can send applications to the university at appropriate dates for the two admission cycles, i.e fall and spring.

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