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about us education

What we do:

The Education Department provides relevant regulatory information to nursing programs, nursing students as well as the public.


The Board of Nursing regulates the following types of education programs:


Program Type Number of Programs Regulated
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) 22
Baccalaureate Degree (BSN) 10
Masters Level (MSN) 1
Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) 7
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) 4
Nursing Assistant (CNA or LNA) 109
Refresher Course 10
Distance Learning Programs 13

Just a few other things we do:

  • Review program applications and program changes
  • Complete education program site visits
  • Conduct investigations of programs based on complaints (Self-reports, Complainants, Board Initiated)
  • Monitor nursing education program trends including NCLEX reports and On-Time Graduation reports
  • Administer LPN Scope of Practice Test
  • Maintains and updates the AZBN Nurse Practice Act Test (last update 2018)
  • Facilitate rule review with Education Committee and make recommendations to the Board
  • Facilitate and support evidence based regulation and research
  • Facilitate bi-monthly Education Committee meetings
  • Facilitate communication / collaboration amongst Arizona education programs
    • Annual Deans and Directors Meeting
    • Monthly conference calls with nursing programs and nursing assistant programs
    • Annual Nursing Assistant Educators Conference

To submit a new complaint about an Education Program approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, please click the button below.