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With Nursa, registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care centers, assisted living facilities (ALFs), skilled nursing centers, outpatient care centers, home healthcare services, dialysis clinics, and other types of nursing care facilities. RNs assess patients’ healthcare needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and provide education and emotional support for patients and their families.

RN Responsibilities:

Although work duties can vary significantly depending on an RN’s particular work setting and specialty, here are some common RN responsibilities:

  • Collect information and assess a patient’s condition by taking their vital signs and medical history, performing physical examinations and observations, and analyzing laboratory tests
  • Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to plan and coordinate patient care
  • Develop and implement patient care plans based on ongoing assessments and physician’s instructions
  • Administer medications and other treatments as prescribed 
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in a patient's condition
  • Work with patients and family members to explain treatments and procedures
  • Advocate for the best interests of the patient and serve as a communicator between the patient and the healthcare team 
  • Educate patients and family members about health promotion and self-care management and offer emotional support
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

RN Qualifications:

Here are basic qualifications and fundamental nursing skills of Nursa RNs: 

  • Current and valid RN license 
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and/or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification 
  • Knowledge of nursing procedures and protocols 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills 
  • Ability to provide compassionate and reliable care

RN Benefits:

RNs who find jobs with Nursa enjoy all of the following advantages:

  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Fast and straightforward payments
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate all preferences and lifestyles
  • Access to a wide range of per diem jobs and other short-term assignments
  • User-friendly platform and downloadable app for easy job booking 
Get Started in Minutes:
Nursa enables registered nurses (RNs) to work when and where they want. Get started in three easy steps:
  • Set up an account
  • Upload your licenses/certifications
  • Request shifts

About Required RN License:

To become a registered nurse (RN), an individual needs to complete an accredited nursing program for RNs. After that, they must complete a licensure application and approval process that meets their respective state’s licensing requirements and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Furthermore, RNs must renew licensure periodically, following their state’s requirements.

About Location:

Phoenix, Arizona is an attractive city for nursing professionals. There are a variety of medical centers and facilities that often post openings for short-term and per diem shifts.

Arizona, known as the Grand Canyon State, is a beautiful southwestern state with a bustling economy. With a year-round warm climate, it makes a great place for nursing professionals to pick up extra per diem shifts.


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With a variety of scenes and activities to do many per diem (PRN) registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) enjoy picking up healthcare jobs in Phoenix.

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Registered nurses (RNs) must go through a rigorous process to become licensed RNs and maintain licensure. The process includes completion of an approved nursing program, standardized testing, and other state-mandated requirements.

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Date Posted
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Table of Contents

Medical excellence. Expansion. Innovation. All three call for registered nurses (RNs) in Phoenix, a metropolitan area known as the Valley and the largest metro in the Southwestern United States.

In the 2020 census, this metropolitan area had 4,845,832 residents, having grown by 652,945 people from April 2010 to April 2020, one of the fastest-growing metros in the country, home to just over two-thirds of Arizona’s entire population. Continue reading to find out more about RN nursing jobs in Phoenix, Arizona.

Employment and salary data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; population data is from the United States Census Bureau.

How Many Active RNs Are There in Phoenix?

There are over 40,240 dedicated RNs serving the Phoenix metropolitan area alone, representing a remarkable 71.81 percent of the state’s total workforce of 56,040 RNs. Their unwavering commitment to patient well-being and dedication to quality care are truly inspiring, making Phoenix a thriving haven for medical excellence.

What’s the Average RN Salary in Phoenix?

The strong job market in the Phoenix metro area offers rewarding opportunities for registered nurses, with an average RN wage of $87,410 annually, translating to a comfortable $42.03 hourly. This pay typically ranges from under $66,630 up to over $105,580 in the following percentiles:

  • 10th percentile: $66,630
  • 25th percentile: $78,280
  • 50th percentile: $82,260
  • 75th percentile: $100,250
  • 90th percentile: $105,580

The percentiles indicate the percentage of nurses earning up to the given amounts. In other words, the lowest 10 percent of RNs earn less than $66,630 annually, while the highest 10 percent earn more than $105,580 annually.

These figures provide a valuable starting point for nurses considering their career options, although PRN nursing jobs in Phoenix generally pay a much higher hourly wage.

How Much Do Nurses Make in Phoenix?

Location makes a big difference in nursing pay. Arizona’s mean annual RN wage varies from $77,720 in Sierra Vista to $89,660 in Prescott. The table below shows the state’s highest-paying areas and how many nurses work in each.

Areas, Mean Annual RN Wages, Number of Actively Employed RNs

Area RN Annual Wage Number of Active RNs
Prescott $89,660 1,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale $87,410 40,240
Lake Havasu City-Kingman $86,620 1,050
Yuma $85,670 1,130
Tuscon $83,590 7,980

Growth of Healthcare in Phoenix

Data from the United States Census Bureau reveals a positive trend in the growth of healthcare practitioners in Phoenix, far outpacing the population growth over the past decade. The general population of Phoenix grew at an annual average of 1.04 percent in the last decade, significantly higher than the national average of 0.72 percent. 

However, the number of healthcare practitioners—including RNs—tripled that rate, with an average growth of 3.2 percent in Phoenix and 2.9 percent nationally.

This increase suggests a promising outlook for the city’s healthcare system, including better access to care and specialized services. This rise in the number of clinicians correlates with the expansion of healthcare facilities.

Avant-Garde Hospitals, Innovations, and Development

The expansion of hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as investment in technology and innovation, provide job openings for RNs and other nurses. Some of the outstanding developments and award-winning institutions include the following:

  • Valleywise Health will open a new 673,000-square-foot, 10-story hospital in April 2024. The new site will house a 75,000-square-foot burn center and specialties, including cardiology, trauma and emergency, maternity, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), oncology, pharmacy, radiology, and more.
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital is building a new NICU with a 44,000-square-foot area, providing specialized care for high-risk pregnancies. It will open in 2024 at the Thomas Campus. The health system is also developing a Level IIIB NICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital - East Valley in Gilbert.
  • HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center won Magnet status in 2023 for the fifth time, a recognition of nursing excellence.

Within the Phoenix metro, at least two more large healthcare organizations are expanding their facilities.

  • Banner Health opened a new 6-story, 200-bed tower at Banner Estrella Medical Center in December 2022, expanding access to specialty care in the southwest Valley.

In addition, the Banner Scottsdale Medical Center is expected to open in 2026 with 106 beds and space for expansion, employ 1,000 people over the next five years, and provide over 2,500 jobs when fully developed. 

Furthermore, Banner Health Phoenix, with 30 hospitals, ranks on Becker’s Hospital Review list of the largest health systems in 2023.

  • HonorHealth broke ground on the Scottsdale Shea Medical Center expansion project in May 2023. The project includes a new state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. The project will be complete in 2025, featuring 400 beds, advanced technology, and a focus on patient-centered care.

These are just a few examples of significant healthcare expansion and excellence underway or achieved in Phoenix in recent years. This growth trend creates many registered nursing jobs, highlights the city’s commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services to its residents, and solidifies its position as a leading healthcare hub in the region.

What Kind of Work Can I Find in Phoenix?

The most common settings for RNs in Arizona are the following:

  1. Hospitals: Fifty-six percent of Arizona’s 56,040 nurses work in hospitals, with a relatively high mean wage of $42.44 an hour or $88,290 annually.
  2. Physician’s Offices: Seven percent of RNs in Arizona work at private physician practices and earn an average wage of $37.38 per hour or $77,770 per year, 12 percent less than hospital nurses earn in this state.
  3. Home Health Care: Six percent of Arizona’s RN workforce is in the home healthcare sector, averaging $38.85 an hour or $80,810 annually. Home health care is booming, especially since the population over 65 grew by nearly 50 percent between 2010 and 2020. Projections indicate that by 2026, 41,000 new jobs will open in Arizona’s home healthcare sector. 
  4. Nursing Care Facilities: Arizona has over 2,000 nursing care and assisted living facilities, which employ 4 percent of the Grand Canyon State’s nursing workforce.

Hospital jobs for registered nurses cover a broad variety of specialties and units, including operating room (OR) jobs—caring for patients before, during, and after surgery, and emergency room (ER) jobs—assessing emergency patients, developing diagnoses, and recommending courses of treatment, often providing life-saving care.

Which Are the Major Cities in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area?

Identified as the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, this metro serves 24 municipalities and two counties. The cities in the table below are mainly within a half-hour drive from Phoenix, so you might be interested in jobs in these locations as well.

Cities, Distance from Phoenix City, Population

Cities within the Area Distance from Phoenix Population
Phoenix City NA 1,608,139
Mesa 19 mi (37 minutes) 504,258
Scottsdale 12 mi (28 minutes) 241,361
Chandler 23 mi (29 minutes) 275,987
Gilbert 23 mi (30 minutes) 267,918
Peoria 13 mi 25 (minutes) 190,966
Tempe 11 mi (28 minutes) 180,587

How Can I Find RN Jobs near Me?

RNs, as well as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), can use Nursa to easily find high-paying per diem jobs near home in Phoenix, Arizona. Browse PRN nursing jobs, request the ones you’re interested in, and show up to work your shifts. It really is just that simple.

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