Nursing Associate Degree Program

Start your path to becoming a Registered Nurse.

Program Type

Associate Degree


Delivery Method

On Campus


Course Length

20 months

Program Objective

This associate degree program will prepare you with the personal and professional traits required to work as an outstanding entry-level nurse. Courses cover a broad range of topics including anatomy, physiology, growth/development, pharmacology, nursing theory and the necessary skills for patient care at all stages of life. At Pima Medical Institute, this program features extensive hands-on training and lab exercises that will give you an edge when you enter the workforce.

All Locations

Find this program at one of the following Pima Medical Institute campuses.

Careers in Nursing

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Clinical Externships

At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.

In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

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Semester l

ENG 137
Composition and Communication
BIO 147
Human Anatomy and Physiology
MTH 155
Applied Mathematics and Drug Calculations
HSC 125
Introduction to Healthcare
NUR 106
Nursing Foundations Lab
PHI 116
Foundations of Human Potential
NUR 103
Strategies for RN Success

Semester II

PSY 160
Human Development
BIO 175
PHA 109
NUR 111
Pharmacology for Health Promotion and Maintenance
NUR 126
Nursing’s Role in Health Promotion

Semester III

BIO 185
PSY 225
Family Centered Care Across the Lifespan
NUR 234
Acute Care Nursing Across the Lifespan
NUR 256
Mastery of Integrated Nursing Concepts

Semester IV

SOC 245
Sociology of Health
NUR 209
Pharmacology for the Complex Patient
NUR 276
Nursing Care for the Complex Patient

Semester V

HSC 280
Healthcare Informatics
NUR 286
Nursing Care in Challenging Situations
NUR 296
Role Development of the Graduate Nurse

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our Admissions Requirements or view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.


“I was in my position for only three weeks when COVID-19 hit. It’s hard to be prepared for a pandemic, but I felt qualified to care for COVID-19 patients. It’s a tough time to be a healthcare worker right now. But, even though we are weary and tired, we also feel fulfilled. I would recommend Pima Medical’s Nursing program. I never imagined one year after graduating, I would be able to buy my own house. I have security and a career I love.”

Betsy J., Nursing Graduate

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