Life in Phoenix
Welcome to Phoenix.
Known for its year-round sunshine and warm temperatures, Phoenix anchors a sprawling multicity metro area known as the Valley of the Sun. The metro area has its roots in a rich culture and history dating back to the ancient Anasazi peoples. Modern-day metro Phoenix offers an array of fun and recreation, from a vibrant restaurant scene and storied nightlife found in revitalized downtown Phoenix, Old Town Scottsdale and other locales, to accessible hiking and exploring of Sonoran desert trails in every direction. And within an hour or two of driving, you can be amidst towering pine tree forests.
So whether you’d rather explore the city’s renowned museums such as the Heard Museum or Phoenix Art Museum, check out desert plant life at the Desert Botanical Garden, or traipse along Roosevelt Row’s many eateries and night spots in central city, you can find it here. Our numerous outdoor venues host food festivals, car shows, spring training games and a host of other events year round to give you many options.
New Health Sciences Campus
In August 2021, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building opened its doors to the seven-story, 195,000 square-foot Creighton University Health Sciences Campus on the grounds of the iconic Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix. The campus will house programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, and a physician assistant program. University officials anticipate 900 learners will study there by 2025. With the opening of the Phoenix health sciences campus, Creighton University becomes one of the largest Catholic health professions educators in the nation.
Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance
The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance will serve as an important partner to the campus, offering optimal clinical and academic learning environments. The Alliance provides Creighton students essential hands-on patient-care experience in prominent mission-focused Phoenix health care facilities. The goal is to increase the number of trained health care professionals who practice in the region and ensure that our residents and fellows have access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and a diverse population of patients.
The announcement has been hailed as a welcomed addition to metro Phoenix’s medical education community. As the nation’s fifth-largest city, Phoenix has only a handful of medical schools, well below cities of similar size. It estimated that 1,900 primary care physicians and 50,000 nurses are needed by 2030. Creighton’s health sciences campus will provide more opportunities to grow the number of health care professionals throughout the state and beyond.