RN to MSN Programs in Arizona

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Arizona

There are 11 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Arizona in our online directory, with 11 programs being CCNE accredited, and zero programs being ACEN accredited. 100% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

The University of Arizona is CCNE accredited and offers an MSN in Clinical Systems Leadership that can be completed in only 15 months. Each roster of classes begins three times per year.

- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing

A full-time student can typically complete a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2 years, though most schools offer a part-time option. Nursing programs generally require students to complete a core curriculum before delving into the nursing specialty of their choice.

This core curriculum tends to cover topics relating to research methods, foundational theories of nursing roles (including ethical and legal considerations), nursing informatics, healthcare policy, pharmacology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology.

Following these initial semesters of coursework, students will learn advanced material relevant to the track of their choice. The latter part of a Master's in Nursing will likely integrate practical clinical experience with classroom study, allowing students to both learn from and apply their skills to real-life situations.

Nursing Licensure in Arizona

After attending an ADN or BSN program recognized by the Arizona Board of Nursing, applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply online with the Arizona State Board of Nursing for licensure to practice in Arizona. Arizona requires that nurses renew their licenses every two years.

To renew a license, a nurse in Arizona must have fulfilled ONE of the following requirements within the past 5 years: practiced for 960+ hours as a nurse, obtained an initial or advanced nursing degree, or completed an Arizona Board-approved refresher course.

Arizona is one of 32 states currently enrolled in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses in NLC states to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure. After completing their Master's study, Arizona nurses can apply for and obtain an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license and must obtain accreditation from a board associated with their specialty, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the National Board of Certification and Re-certification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the National Certification Corporation (NCC), or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), among others.

Salary Information for Nurse Practitioners in Arizona

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Arizona was $110,750 (on par with the national estimate, which is $110,030). Arizona registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $77,000 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists in Arizona earned $144,670 (compared to an estimated national average of $174,790). Nursing instructors in Arizona earned $81,110 ($81,350 was the national average).

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Arizona

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Arizona State University
Phoenix
  • Nursing (Care Coordination), MS - College of Nursing & Health Professions, Department of Nursing
  • The MS in nursing with a concentration in care coordination from Arizona State offers nurses with the skills needed to provide effective patient care. They also improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs where possible.
Brookline College
Phoenix
CCNE
  • Master of Science – Nursing Education - Graduate Nursing Program
  • The online Master of Science in Nursing Education program at Brookline College prepares students for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE and course work is completed entirely online.
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix
CCNE
  • Master Of Science In Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner - College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Grand Canyon University teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness problems of patients of all ages. This program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Master Of Science In Nursing With An Emphasis In Nursing Education - College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • The Nursing Education program at Grand Canyon University prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE, ACEN and more.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • The Leadership in Health Care Systems program at Grand Canyon University graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE and many more.
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff
CCNE
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science - School of Nursing
  • Northern Arizona University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 
  • The Nursing program at Northern Arizona University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Generalist.
University of Arizona
Tucson
CCNE
  • Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) - Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
  • The Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing Program at The University of Arizona prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is full time and completed on campus only.
University of Phoenix-Arizona
Tempe
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner - Division of Nursing
  • The University of Phoenix Arizona’s Family Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Administration - Division of Nursing
  • The Nurse Administration program at the University of Phoenix Arizona graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Education
  • The Nurse Education program at the University of Phoenix Arizona prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed entirely online.