Nursing

Nursing

Program Detail

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 five pathways:

  • Nursing (AAS)
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Nursing Refresher
  • Paramedic to RN
  • Nursing Continuing Education (NCE)

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Types of Employers
Hospitals
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.

Nurses:

  • 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 Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate 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) Registered Nursing n/a

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.