Nursing

Students interested in any nursing program are required to attend an information session which provides in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on the Nursing program. Only students who attend an Advising & Information session may see a Nursing Advisor one on one. Please visit the Nursing website above for more information about these sessions.

This program is part of the Nursing Department.

Nursing

Would you like a career in one of the most rewarding and in-demand occupations in today’s workforce? Then consider a career as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Nursing is a profession that provides health care services to the ill, the disabled, and the healthy. Nursing promotes health in all individuals through research, health education, and patient consultation.

The Nursing program at MCC offers a variety of course schedules presented at selected sites with full-time and online options. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Nursing students work directly with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. They receive hands-on experience in select specialty areas in community, long-term care, and acute care facilities.

Completion of the Nursing program and general education degree requirements prepares students for licensure as a registered nurse. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

The Nursing program at MCC includes six pathways:

  • Nursing (AAS)
  • Concurrent Enrollment Pathway (CEP)
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Nursing Refresher
  • Paramedic to RN
  • Nursing Continuing Education (NCE)

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Nursing program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Nurse Assisting
Certificate of Completion CCL Nursing Refresher
Certificate of Completion CCL Registered Nursing

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Nursing program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Nursing

Career Opportunities

The Nursing program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Nursing Assistants $29,600
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $75,030
Registered Nurses $74,260
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Nursing Advising & Information Sessions

Students interested in this program are required to attend an Advising & Information session which provides in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on the Nursing program. Only students who attend an Advising & Information session may meet with a Nursing Advisor one on one. Please visit the Nursing website for more information about these sessions.