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.
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)
- Types of Employers
- Doctors’ Practices
- Heath Care Clinics
- Urgent Care
- Nursing Homes
- Home Health Care Services
Generally speaking, registered nurses are in high demand all across the country. Nursing skills are in far greater demand as a result of the new federal health care legislation. More and more, nursing is taking place outside the hospital setting as efficiency efforts drive more routine care into the home.
- Collaborate with many valued members of the health care team
- Work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and clinics
- May wear a uniform and safety gear (e.g., masks and gloves)
- May work days, nights, weekends, or holidays
- Train for 2 to 3 years to achieve a foundation of knowledge
- Must take a national board exam and meet the requirements for licensure
- May obtain advanced nursing degrees, such as nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, or nursing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree
Available Associate Degree and Certificates
|Degree / Certificate||Type||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Nursing||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Nurse Assisting||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Nursing Refresher||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Practical Nursing||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Registered Nursing||see an advisor|
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.