About Us

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:

Update on 3/1/23

Program TypeNumber of Programs Regulated
Pre-Licensure (ADN, BSN, MSN, & PN)62
APRN (Advanced Practice Nurse)69
CMA (Certified Medication Assistant)28
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)143
CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)5
LHA (Licensed Health Aide)13
Refresher (PN / RN)9
Total Number of Programs Regulated329

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
  • Maintain and update 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 at the bottom of the page.