MaricopaNursing is a consortium of nursing programs at eight of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College
- Estrella Mountain Community College
- GateWay Community College
- Glendale Community College
- Mesa Community College
- Paradise Valley Community College
- Phoenix College
- Scottsdale Community College
As a part of MaricopaNursing the college nursing programs share a common outcome-based integrated curriculum culminating in an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing; common student admission requirements and placement procedures; shared agreements for academic standards including admission criteria, progression and graduation; and implementation of student procedures and guidelines as well as a shared governance model.
A variety of course schedules are offered at selected sites and include full time, accelerated, evening, weekend, and concurrent AAS/BSN Programs. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings. Students enrolled rotate through health care facilities. Nursing students work directly with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and receive hands-on experience in all major specialty areas in community agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Completion of the nursing curriculum and general education requirements prepares students to take the national licensure exam and apply for licensure as registered nurses. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.
Each MaricopaNursing college is nationally accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
State approval for the Nursing Programs is provided by the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN) at 4747 N. 7th St. Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.771.7800.
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