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:


Program TypeNumber 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 Course10
Distance Learning Programs13

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
  • 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.