Top Ranked University with a Nursing Degree Program - Phoenix, AZ

School and Ranking Information

The most common school type found out of the more than 10 institutions within 10 miles of Phoenix with nursing programs is 4-year for-profit. One of the top area schools for a nursing degree due to school type, programs offered and rankings is as follows:

  • Winner: Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is a 4-year public school with a variety of programs offered in the discipline. Students can find undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at this institution.

School Info Chart

Category Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
Rankings Tied at #21 for graduate nursing programs in the nation (2011)*
Location Phoenix, AZ
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $9,861 (in-state), $23,654 (out-of-state)**
Nursing Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Nursing Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 275**
Most Popular Nursing Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (216 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 47%**
Noteworthy ASU has scholarship opportunities for nursing students of all degree levels***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***ASU website

Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix

  • Multiple nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • ASU offers a BSN program conveniently available online for practicing RNs
  • BSN students collectively having a passing rate over 90% on the national licensing exam

Arizona State University's campus in downtown Phoenix is attended by more than 11,000 students. This institution offers certificates through doctoral degrees. ASU Downtown Phoenix has six colleges and schools, including the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Arizona State's College of Nursing and Health Innovation offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The college offers an eight-semester BSN program, the Traditional Prelicensure Clinical Nursing Program, as well as an online RN to BSN program. The traditional BSN includes courses on pharmacology, complex care and pediatric clients. The Master of Science in nursing education gives students the choice between multiple emphases that include pediatrics, mental health and adult care. This program requires a BSN for admission. The college also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a PhD in Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. The DNP is intended for those wishing to utilize a doctorate in practice while the PhD is more research focused.

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