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RN Salary in Arizona - AZ

Arizona Registered Nurses Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in the United States is $62,450.  The average registered nurse salary in Arizona is $64,740. The state of Arizona offers up to a $20K sign-on bonus to new nurses.  Salaries vary based on experience, specialty and placement. 

The following are average base salaries for a registered nurse in four major cities in Arizona:

  • Flagstaff, Arizona RN Salary:  $57,096
  • Mesa, Arizona RN Salary:  $61,236
  • Phoenix, Arizona RN Salary:  $61,751
  • Tucson, Arizona RN Salary:  $57,678

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Advancement Opportunities
Once completing the licensing required by the state of Arizona, a registered nurse may choose to pursue an advanced field of study.  Most advanced fields require a master's degree.  The majority of master's degree programs require two full-time years of study in addition to mandatory clinical experience.  Advanced study programs include:

 Military Information
Arizona has five military installations and three VA hospitals to serve its large active duty and former military population.  Shortages of registered nurses exist in the military just as they do in the current United States economy.  Potential students are required to pass the NCLEX.  Once passed, they will be commissioned and attend officer training and the Nurse Transition program.  All training is provided for those wishing to pursue a medical career in the military.  Expect training to take up to 24 months.  Courses and times of training vary based on the nursing specialty. 

Nurses in the military can serve in various areas and perform a myriad of duties.  Some of these include:

  • Assist physicians in treatment of patients
  • Administer medicines as prescribed by physicians
  • Provide general care of sick and wounded patients

The work environment of a registered nurse can include hospitals, clinics, mobile field hospitals, and sick bays aboard ships.  Nurses are also needed to work on airplanes transferring patients to medical facilities.  While a nurse can request to be placed in a field, there is no guarantee of their placement.  Requests are taken into considerations but placement is ultimately decided based on need, skills, and experience.  A career as a registered nurse in the military exists if four of the five military branches: Army, Navy, Air force and Coast Guard. 

Military Bases in Arizona:

Davis-Monthan AFB
3500 S. Craycroft Road, 355 MSS/DPF
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
85707-3526

Fort Huachuca
Army Community Service, Bldg 50010, ATTN: ATZS-MWC
Fort Huachuca, AZ
85613-6000

Luke AFB
7282 North 137th Avenue, Bldg 1113
Luke AFB, AZ
85309-1520

MCAS Yuma
MCCS Marine and Family Services, Box 99132
Yuma, AZ
85369-9132

Yuma Proving Ground
Army Community Service, 301 C. Street, Attn: IMSW-YMA-MWA (Bldg. 309)
Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
85365-9498

VA Hospitals in Arizona:

Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
650 East Indian School Road,
Phoenix, Arizona, AZ 85012
(602) 277-5551

Prescott VA Medical Center
500 Az-89,
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 445-4860

Tucson VA Medical Center 
3601 S 6th Ave,
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 792-1450

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