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Nurse Practitioner Programs in Arizona

Five Universities in Arizona offer MSN - Nurse Practitioner programs. All of them are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and are CCNE accredited. Research the schools and specialization areas offered at these five schools. All programs are designed to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for practice and to meet the requirements set forth by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

The Arizona State Board of Nursing maintains that Nurse Practitioners in the state of Arizona can examine and diagnose patients in a health care facility, provide treatment plans for patients, admit patients to a hospital, medical center or related facility, order diagnostic tests, consult with and refer to health care professionals, perform diagnostic tests, interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe and dispense medications. Nurse practitioners in Arizona may also apply for a DEA license so that they can dispense controlled substances.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, Nurse Practitioners in Arizona made an average annual salary of $89,641. This was one of the highest average salaries of any state reported.

Nurse Practitioner Certification and Dispensing Privileges Requirements in Arizona

  • Complete a Registered Nurse Practitioner program (Graduate Level) in the specialty area you will apply for (Board approved program or regionally or nationally accredited program) Contact the Arizona Board of Nursing for alternative program approval criteria
  • Have a current Arizona registered nurse license "in good standing" or a multi-state registered nurse license from a compact party state "in good standing"
  • Certification by a National Certifying Organization that is recognized by the Arizona Board of Nursing
  • Must have completed the nurse practitioner program within the last five years or have practiced in the specialty area you are applying within the last five years or qualify under the Nurse Practice Act specifications


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University of Phoenix
Campus Locations:   Phoenix | Mesa
Programs: MS in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner , MS in Nursing (RN Required)



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Capella University
Online Programs:   DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice (CCNE-accredited)


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner , RN to MS in Nursing


Maryville University
Online Programs:   Online Master of Science in Nursing- Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner , Online Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner , Doctor of Nursing Practice


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) , MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner , Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Walden University
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - General


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) , Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)


American Sentinel University Online
Online Programs:   RN to MS Nursing

CCNE Accredited Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs Offered in Arizona

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

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Kaplan University

The Master's in Nursing online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

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Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

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University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

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Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

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Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

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Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

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Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
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CCNE Accredited and Arizona State Board of Nursing Approved Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs

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University of Phoenix College of Health and Human Services

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Nursing/Health Care Education, MSN - Health Care Administration, MSN - MBA Health Care Management, Health Care Administration

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Arizona State University - College of Nursing & Health Care Innovation

University of Arizona - College of Nursing

Northern Arizona University - School of Nursing

Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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