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Study Nursing in the USA

Azure College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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Accepting Applications for the following programs:

Nursing in 12
Nursing in 24

Azure College takes great pride in the education we provide to our students. Below are answers to commonly asked questions and concerns of international applicants to the College and our School of Nursing.

Here is what you need to know

Who Can Apply

  • High School Graduates
  • Professionals who completed a degree in their home country (in any field)
  • who want to study Nursing in the USA.
  • Foreign Medical Doctors and Dentists who want to work in the US while preparing their USMLE exam

Language Requirement

  • TOEFL - minimum score of 51 on the internet–based test or a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test
  • IELTS - minimum score of 5.5.
  • Cambridge English Advanced - minimum score of 176
  • Successful completion of ENG IV at a U.S .high school or university level English at an accredited U.S. university with a grade of C or better

Program Cost

  • Practical Nursing Program 12 months $15,990 plus fees
  • Registered Nursing Program 18 months $35,990 plus fees


  • Copy of Passport
  • (page with name and date of birth)

Additional information regarding admission requirements, programs, rules and regulations can be found by emailing

Financial Requirement for I-20

  • Associate Degree: $12,500 US dollars
  • Diploma Program: $9,000 US dollars

Note: Confidential financial statement on the application must be completed and signed by financial sponsor Bank statement, scholarship, or loan approval indicating that there are sufficient funds to cover the "total annual cost of education" (tuition, fees, books, living expenses, transportation, and incidental expenses). Each dependent will require additional funds in the amount of $5,000 US dollars

Transferring the I-20 from another school to Azure College

We will need a copy of your I-20, I-94 and F-1 visa.

Why Study Nursing in USA

Fact 1:

Registered Nurses account for 2.6 million jobs in the US

By 2018, that number’s
expected to swell to 3.2 million.
Here’s where they work:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fact 2:

Nursing is the fastest-growing occupation in the US.

22% more nursing jobs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Doctors’ offices will need the most nurses.

Projected job growth by industry
from 2008-2018

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fact 3:

By 2020, the US will face a shortage of 800,000 nurses.

Nursing shortage, by year

Fact 4:

An older US population + More nurses retiring = Not enough nurses

Employed nurses under 40

The Pay

The median annual wage for registered nurses was $67,490 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $101,630.

In May 2015, the median annual wages for registered nurses in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Government $72,100
Hospitals; state, local, and private 69,510
Home healthcare services 63,840
Offices of physicians 60,820
Nursing and residential care facilities 60,370
VA   Vocational Rehab   Career Source   Azure Payment Plan

Azure College does not participate in the Federal Government Title IV program.

$10,000 International Students Tuition Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for up to $10,000 Merit scholarships when they apply for admission to AZURE COLLEGE or Transfer from other US institutions. Student must enroll in the AS degree in Nursing to be qualified. Merit scholarships can be combined with other scholarships.

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