Advising & Information

Begin your nursing pathway at MCC by attending a mandatory group advisement session.  Learn about what is required to apply to the Nurse Assisting (NA), Registered Nurse (RN), and Concurrent Enrollment Programs (CEP).

Advising & Information Sessions

Information Sessions

No appointment necessary - Information Sessions are held three times every week at the Southern and Dobson location.  Sessions take about 45 minutes to an hour.

Students are required to attend one of these sessions which provide in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on the Nursing program.

Advising & Information Sessions Schedule

Advising & Information Sessions Times             

Nursing Refresher Advising Session

Paramedic to RN Information Sessions

CEP Information Session             

Interested students should attend one of the sessions specific to the Paramedic to RN Bridge Program. No Appointment is needed. Sessions will cover in-depth information related to the enrollment and the instructor is available to answer any questions.


Students who have attended an Advising and Information session may see a Nursing Advisor one-on-one using the code provided in the Information Session.

Advising Hours:

  • Tuesdays from 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursdays from 8:30am-5:00pm

Contact a Nursing Advisor at Please allow up to one week for a response for all email or phone inquiries.


Completed applications may be submitted Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm year round.

Program Information

On May 26ththe MCCCD Governing Board approved a revised curriculum for MaricopaNursing. This 2015 curriculum is reflective of contemporary nursing practice and integrates Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and Nurse of the Future competencies.  It also aligns with the 2013 changes to theArizona State Board of Nursing curriculum expectations (see Nurse Practice Act Rules R4-19-206), and Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Standard and Criteria for Curriculum.

A student follows the curriculum to which they were admitted; the 2008 and 2015 curriculum will be taught within all colleges offering the AAS in nursing through December 2016. 


2008 curriculum      (credits)

2015 curriculum                (credits)

Block 1

Fundamentals             (10)

Fundamentals                         (9)

Block 2

Adult M/S                     (8)

Adult M/S  & Psych                (9)

Block 3

Adult M/S, Peds, OB    (8)

Adult M/S &  OB                     (9)

Block 4

Adult M/S  & Psych      (9)

Adult M/S  & Peds                  (9)


All new students entering block 1 of MaricopaNursing on or after July 1, 2015 will follow the newly approved Program of Study.    Changes to prerequisite courses include :

  • MAT140, 141, or 142 or higher College Mathematics is now the required math course, rather than MAT120. 
  •  ENG101 First year Composition becomes a prerequisite course to entering the program. 
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology is a course that is required to be completed prior to or with NUR172.

To assure adequate communication of these changes, and allow time for those currently submitting applications to meet the changed requirement, a one-semester grace period will be provided.

Applications submitted through January 31, 2016 will be accepted with completion of MAT120 or higher. However, students must complete MAT142 and ENG101 prior to graduation.

Programs Offered


Southern & Dobson Campus

Our Main campus is located at Southern & Dobson in Mesa, offering the benefit of a full-service campus.

Students who complete the nursing program of study achieve an Associate of Arts in Applied Science (AAS) degree, and are well prepared to take the National Council for Licensure Examination Registered Nurse exam, referred to as the NCEX-RN. Our graduates have had a long history of passing the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt at a percentage higher than the national average.

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