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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Arizona

Each year, roughly 1.7% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in nursing. That means an estimated 3,776 registered nurses graduate from Arizona's 31 RN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a RN program is Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, 181 students graduated from Northern Arizona University's RN program. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a RN program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. In 2010, 1 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus RN program. University of Phoenix-Online Campus charged in-state students $11,520 in tuition fees per year.

Arizona State University, which was ranked 49th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a RN program. It is located in Tempe. In 2010, 416 students graduated from Arizona State University RN program. The tuition rate at Arizona State University was $8,132 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's RN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,561 per year, though tuition can range from $18,048 per year to $1,412 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. ITT Technical Institute - located in Phoenix, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year

The RN schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A RN degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of RN graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a registered nurse. If you decide to work as a registered nurse in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 41,730 Arizona registered nurses as of 2010. The largest populations of Arizona registered nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 26,610 registered nurses
  2. Pima County - 8,220 registered nurses
  3. Yavapai County - 1,460 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 50,010 registered nurses will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of registered nurses to grow by 23%.


On average, registered nurses earn $70,220 per year. But, salaries for registered nurses can vary. In 2010, registered nurses made as little as less than $39,510 per year or as much as more than $103,200 per year in Arizona. The counties in Arizona with the highest average salary for a registered nurse are:

  1. Coconino County - $75,510 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $73,160 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $72,130 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Apache County - $62,860 per year
  2. Cochise County - $64,210 per year
  3. Pima County - $65,080 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Arizona
  • Certificate in Nursing in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 41,730 $70,220 34.6%

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