University of Phoenix

If you are looking to advance your knowledge in the nursing field while having a family and a career, the University of Phoenix understands and has options for the career you want. Becoming a student at the University of Phoenix can be done from select locations. Options available for learning include online and on-campus.

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  • On Campus
  • Private
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Accelerated BSN, BSN, MSN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, Other
  • Location Tempe, AZ
  • Telephone 1.866.766.0766
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Reaching your Nursing career goals has never been more obtainable than at the University of Phoenix ...

Small Classes, focused learning

At the University of Phoenix, the class size is small, averaging 14 students per instructor.

Long history of experience

Instructors for the University of Phoenix have an average teaching history of 20 years or more of experience.


You don’t have to worry whether or not your school of choice is legit. The BSN and MSN programs offered by the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Types of programs ...

The School of Nursing at The University of Phoenix offers several different types of nursing programs for the student. They include:

Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (LPN-BSN)

This is an option that many colleges of Nursing do not offer. This is available through the University of Phoenix at the Arizona and California campuses. The course is designed with the working nurse who has a family in mind.  You can work on your education one class at a time, enhancing your knowledge and boosting your career opportunities in the process. This enables you to keep up with your work and family commitments while continuing to pursue your professional goals.  After completing the course, the student will have the knowledge and networking skills to leverage their career opportunities.  You will be confident that you are learning the skills you will need to offer your patients the high-quality care they deserve.

No worries about the accreditation process of this program.  The LPN to BSN program has accomplished the CCNE credits to be sure you are an adequately trained nurse. At the end of the program, LPNs who are trained for their RN will be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Our CCNE accredited program is designed in conjunction with industry experts in order to ensure that you develop the career-relevant skills you need to be a more effective nurse. You’ll delve into vital topics such as the nurse’s role in safe medication administration, physical assessment and pediatric nursing. It also helps you prepare for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX®).

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

This program is for current practicing RNs who wish to develop their knowledge and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program will train the RN to expand his or her knowledge through research and theory of evidence-based practice. It also helps develop in-depth critical thinking and judgment, which is what healthcare needs from nurses.

This program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), training the RN to excel in the field.

The program is geared towards the working RN who has family commitments.  This is desirable for many students who wish to manage a job and obtain a degree without having to sacrifice the personal responsibilities of their family.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The University of Phoenix also offers a Master of Science in Nursing program for those interested in taking their nursing career to an advanced level. These nurses are interested in higher leadership opportunities, advanced practice medicine, or have a desire to educate the future nurses.

This program is CCNE accredited, therefore able to prepare you to be adequately trained for this advanced level of nursing.

Now, plan your next career move ...

MSN Specialty Tracks

  • MSN/Informatics
  • MSN/Nurse Education
  • MSN/Nurse Administration
  • MSN/Nurse Practitioner (only available at select campus locations in Arizona and California)

Post-graduate Certificates

  • Post-Master's Nurse Administrator Certificate
  • Post-Master's Nurse Education Certificate
  • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (only available at select campus locations in Arizona and California)

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  1. Visit Trwillis31 profile page
    May 21, '17, 3:50 am by
    Overall: 4.5 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 3 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2016
    Focus: Nurse Practitioner

    My Experience

    Overall the courses are great with lots of support, the cost is very expensive and the group discussions requirements are overall whelming

    About The Staff

    The staff and instructors are very support

  2. Anonymous
    Apr 14, '17, 5:52 pm by
    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: RN-to-BSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2014

    My Experience

    I got a very solid education and have found the knowledge and textbooks current and relevant to nursing practice. It was not an easy program, there is no leniency regarding writing in APA format or turning in homework. It is like in real life - you can have an instructor you do not get along as much or a group project that is a terrible drag. I did not regret going to UoP. It prepared me more than well for graduate studies and thanks to the solid skills in writing, research, time management etc I transitioned into graduate school very well prepared.

    About The Staff

    Most of my instructors were on the strict side of things and expectations varied but consistently high.

    Things To Know

    Distance learning is not for everybody! The syllabus and grading criteria were very well written and clearly outlined the course and tasks. The advantage of UoP is that they have a lot of online education experience, which is reflected in the way they structure courses and the material. The online library with resources is most excellent! Easy to navigate and access to so many more items and specialty resources than my graduate school. As an alumni, I still have access to those resources and use them frequently to read in journals or do some research.
    It was a very positive experience and I credit my success in graduate school in part to UoP for preparing me.
    Group work can be a drag but it is like everything else in life - sometimes you just have to do it.

  3. Visit traumaRUs profile page
    Mar 29, '17, 6:15 pm by Admin
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Alumni
    Program: RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2005
    Focus: Advanced Practice

    My Experience

    I completed the ADN to BSN in 2004 and then an MSN in Management and Leadership in 2005. I felt the instructors were well-qualified and followed the syllabus well.

    About The Staff

    The instructors were all at least MSN-prepared and most were doctorally prepared.

    Things To Know

    Writing papers of course was an integral part of the education but I felt that most assignments were congruent with the stated objectives. The only downfall was the inevitable "group projects" - grrr. Didn't care to have to try to get people to do the work. However, this is always an issue.

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