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Nursing School in Phoenix, AZ

Evening and weekend nursing program option available at our nursing school in Phoenix


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Phoenix, Arizona, Nursing Program: A Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain Phoenix, you gain hands-on experience in our SIMCARE CENTER™ and at our on-site clinical setting. You will work with classmates, faculty, mentors, and seasoned registered nurses as you learn skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features various aspects of simulated care, giving you the chance to practice fundamental nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have bodily functions and vital signs, and they show a multitude of symptoms. You can practice your nursing skills in a safe health care setting before moving on to real-life patients in the clinicals portion of the Chamberlain curriculum

 

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How was SIMCARE hands-on training at Chamberlain Phoenix?

"I loved the SIMCARE Center. We were able to have hands-on experience without being terrified of a new, live patient. We treated it like the real thing, and our instructors gave us the constructive criticism we needed before we cared for human patients."

Amanda P.

‘21 BSN student, Phoenix Campus

BSN Degree Program—Evening/Weekend Option FAQs

Does the Evening/Weekend Option have the same benefits as the traditional BSN option?

The Phoenix BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option is designed to meet the needs of individuals who require an alternative schedule. Night and weekend nursing school students complete courses outside the typical classroom schedule while still receiving the same level of support and resources as traditional weekday students.

Whichever path you take at the Chamberlain Phoenix campus, your advantages include:

  • Nursing courses during your first year
  • No wait lists or prerequisites
  • Intimate class sizes
  • One-on-one attention and support throughout the academic journey
  • 92% First Time NCLEX Pass Rate*
    For the calendar year ending 2020, the Chamberlain Phoenix campus average NCLEX first–time pass rate for BSN graduates was 92.83%.
Can I switch from the tradition BSN degree program to the evening/weekend option?

Weekend and night nursing program courses are limited to students enrolled in a Phoenix evening/weekend cohort. Students in evening/weekend cohorts are limited to enrolling in courses during the evening/weekend only.

How many credit hours are required for the Phoenix BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option?

The number of total credit hours for completion of the evening/weekend option is equal to the number required to complete the BSN degree program. The Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.

View the BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan to see what credits are required. 

Phoenix Campus at a Glance

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Phoenix Campus Contact Information

Address
2149 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain help prepare students for the NCLEX®?

As an aspiring RN in our Phoenix nursing program, you will have the tools and resources that support various learning styles for NCLEX® preparation. Assessments, extra help, simulations, and tutorials are available and easily accessed. Passing the NCLEX®—and 92.8 percent of Chamberlain Phoenix students do—is one of the final steps before becoming a registered nurse.

Are there tutoring services available?

We know that nursing school is exciting, but it is also quite challenging. As you learn about the BSN program in Phoenix, Arizona, consider what academic support resources are available to you. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at Chamberlain Phoenix supports you all the way. We want you to take advantage of our resources—benefit from one-on-one time with tutors and academic support staff as well as various online resources, all while preparing for the RN licensing examinations.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Chamberlain University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is designed to advance students’ ability to retain and apply essential knowledge. Our Phoenix, AZ, nursing school focuses on conceptual learning, giving students the skills to translate theory into practice.

Eager for hands-on nursing experience? You’ll have plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience in both the Chamberlain University College of Nursing SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting. Both locations allow nursing students to work side-by-side with faculty, mentors, peers, and experienced professional nurses as they refine their direct patient-care nursing skills. These opportunities can instill a sense of confidence and expertise in aspiring nurses. After all, there’s no better way to prepare for your future career than by getting practical experience while you’re a student.

Our Phoenix, AZ, BSN degree program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.

Online general education and nursing courses may be offered within the BSN curriculum plan. In order to assist in successful completion of online coursework, an online readiness assessment is an integral part of the admission process. Based upon the outcome of the online readiness assessment, skill building activities may be required.

BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan

Already Have a Bachelor’s Degree?

Transfer college credits to our BSN degree program in Phoenix, Arizona

If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, or simply have some college credits, we will help you find the best way to transfer relevant credits and get a head start on your BSN degree at Chamberlain Phoenix. And your previous major does not matter—there are no prerequisites for our nursing program. View the BSN admission requirements.

LPNs & LVNs

Your work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is a great way to get a head start on your BSN degree.

  • A licensed LPN or LVN may earn the 3-year BSN degree at Phoenix with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing proficiency and skills validation tests.
High School Graduates

You can enter Chamberlain Phoenix directly from high school graduation—or after the General Educational Development (GED®) test . Requirements include:

  • Proof of high school graduation with a 2.75 grade point average or higher
  • Or a GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013, or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after
  • If you take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, you will need a minimum score of 73

Get Involved - Student Groups

Learn beyond the classroom by getting involved with student groups at our Phoenix nursing school

You can connect with other students at Chamberlain Phoenix through social activities, student and study groups, volunteer events, and much more.

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Community Outreach

You will have the opportunity to help others in the Phoenix area as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond Arizona, too. In the Global Health Education Program, you earn community health course credits while practicing clinical nursing skills in countries around the world.

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Global Health Education Program

If you want to practice healthcare in communities around the globe, the Chamberlain University Global Health Education Program may be the opportunity for you. Real-world experience gives you a better understanding of individual cultures and their unique economic and social challenges. Students spend two weeks in their location of choice—and a variety of locations are available. Community and multiculturalism health courses are completed by participating in the program.

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Phoenix Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the Phoenix campus offers the Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA) and Student Veterans Organization (SVO) and SALUTE.

The people at the Phoenix campus make it special. The environment. The smiling attitude. I loved it so much, I decided to stay and work on campus as a student ambassador.
Amanda P.

‘21 BSN student, Phoenix campus

Accredited? Yes We Are!

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Phoenix, Arizona

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accreditation authority for nursing schools in the United States, accredits Chamberlain University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and the post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate program. For the most recent accreditation information, visit https://www.chamberlain.edu/about/accreditation.

Chamberlain University is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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Accredited Nursing Schools in Arizona - Approvals

Are you looking for accredited nursing schools in Arizona? Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.542.5709. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Phoenix from the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 1740 W. Adams, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.771.7800.

Chamberlain Phoenix Nursing Program FAQ’s

What if I have an associate's degree or bachelor's degree in an unrelated field?

 You can transfer relevant credits from other coursework. Our Phoenix campus welcomes transfer students from all across the country and gives them a head start on their BSN degree.

What scholarships are available?

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for student nurses at our Phoenix campus. Request more information to see what financial aid options fit you best.

How do I apply for admission to Chamberlain Phoenix?

Prospective Phoenix BSN students begin the admission process by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission criteria are fulfilled, prospective students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program, location, and class cycle. Learn more about Chamberlain University’s bachelor nursing program in Phoenix, Arizona. Apply now to get started!

How many credit hours are required for the Phoenix BSN program?

The Phoenix BSN program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.

View the BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan to see what credits are required. 

What is the difference between a BSN and RN program?

Both the RN degree and a BSN degree prepare students to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. The RN degree does not confer a bachelor’s degree as part of the program. The Phoenix BSN degree program combines nursing courses and general education courses, allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Is there a RN program in Phoenix at the Chamberlain campus?

There in not an RN program in Phoenix, the campus offers a 3-Year BSN degree option. The BSN degree program offers combined BSN nursing curriculum, so you can take nursing-specific courses as early as the end of your first year of classes.