RN programs provide students with the education and training necessary to qualify for licensure as a registered nurse and are offered as part of either an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree program.

LPN programs provide students with the education and training necessary to qualify for licensure as a practical nurse.  Practical nurses work under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

Welcome Kathy Malloch

Effective September 2nd, 2016 Pamela Randolph retired after 17 years of service at the Board of Nursing. We appreciate her knowledge/ contributions to the nursing field and wish her the best in retirement.

We are pleased to announce that Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN has stepped into the position of Associate Director of Education and Evidence Based Regulation. Dr. Malloch served as the President/Vice President/Member of the Board of Nursing from 1998-2012. She brings over 40 years of nursing expertise. Since 1998 she has been on faculty at ASU, College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation and currently serves as Professor of Practice for Innovation and Leadership. She is also Clinical Professor at Ohio State University, College of Nursing. Kathy is on the editorial board or is a manuscript reviewer for over five journals including Nursing Administration Quarterly and is Associate Editor for Nursing Forum Journal. She has written over 110 articles and published 12 nursing leadership and innovation books.

She brings experience and a proven track record of success in the education and regulation, which will be invaluable in meeting the board’s mission and education goals and objectives.

We are very excited to have her join our team. All phone calls questions will be routed thru her administrative assistant, Lyn Ledbetter.

Approved Programs

The following is a list of all programs and course descriptions currently approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. While the programs appearing on this list are under a four (4) year approval period, be advised that some programs may not be offering classes at this time. Please telephone the program to ascertain when classes are being held.

Arizona State Board of Nursing - Nursing Regulatory Journal
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
DEA Policy Changes Effective January 1, 2017
Starting January 1, 2017, DEA will only send out one renewal notification in accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1301.13(e)...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Working Together to Promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify
Working Together to Promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify Want to learn more about how NCSBN can help you promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify in your jurisdiction? ...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
NCSBN Makes Substance Use Disorder Educational Courses Free to Nurses and Nursing Students
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN Board of Directors has voted to provide NCSBN courses “Understanding Substance Use Disorder in N...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Fingerprint Card Policy Change
Our Policy has recently changed and it is no longer required that your fingerprints must be rolled on the blue and white card FD-258, sent to you by t...


Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at www.azbn.gov. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.