MCC Nursing Program ranked No. 1 in Arizona

MESA, Arizona -- Feb. 19, 2019 – The Mesa Community College Nursing Program is ranked No.1 in’s list of 2019 Best RN Programs in Arizona.

The ranking is based on analysis of current and historical National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN pass rates, meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam on the first attempt, out of the 27 RN programs in the state.

“We were very pleased when we were awarded continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2017. It affirmed the quality of MCC’s nursing program, as well as our ongoing commitment to serve our students and community at the highest level possible,” said Diane Dietz, chair of the MCC Nursing Department. “And now, we are very proud to be recognized by as the No. 1 ranked nursing program in Arizona for three years running.”

Learn more about the MCC Nursing Program at

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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information visit

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019