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Overview

A Registered Nurse is a licensed health care professional who provides clinical, therapeutic, and educational services to the public. Nursing students work directly with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and receive hands-on experience in all major specialty areas in community agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.

Responsibilties of a Registered Nurse may include:

  • Assessment of patient health problems and needs
  • Develop and implement nursing care plans
  • Maintain medical records
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management

The Phoenix College Nursing Program is part of MaricopaNursing, a consortium of Maricopa Community College Nursing Programs. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings. Students enrolled rotate through health care facilities.

Program Degree

In this program you can earn the following

Students who are planning to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing may obtain their prerequisite courses at Phoenix College. For information on courses that meet requirements for admission into a baccalaureate program, please contact a program advisor. A Certificate of Completion in Nurse Assisting is also available.

Notice:

Effective January 10, 2013, Phoenix College will no longer be offering the Bilingual Nursing Program. The last cohort for entry to the program was accepted November 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We will continue to partner with South Mountain Community College to offer the Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program to students who meet the requirements for entry to this program.

Employment Outlook

Employment is found in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, physician offices, home health care agencies, nursing care facilities, and outpatient care centers. RN positions are expected to increase next 10 years. For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.

Eligibility for Licensure

Completion of the nursing curriculum and general education requirements prepares students to take the national licensure exam and apply for licensure as registered nurses. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.

The Maricopa Nursing Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).