Academics

Nursing

The mission of the Nursing department is to promote excellence in nursing education and practice by fostering communication and collaboration among faculty and students.

The ultimate goal of the Nursing department is to prepare nursing graduates for safe and effective clinical practice. The Nursing program is a countywide program with classes being offered in the southern part of Mohave County in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City, and for the northern part of the County in Colorado City. Click here and we’ll send you more information about the program.

Mohave Community College offers the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, and a Practical Nursing Certificate at the student's option. The college also has accelerated nursing tracks for licensed practical nurses and paramedics. In addition, Nurse Refresher and Nursing Assistant programs are offered.

AAS - Nursing - This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a registered nurse. Check the prerequisites described in the Program of Study before applying for admission to this selective program. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, now known as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

AAS - Accelerated Nursing Track for Paramedics - This track is designed to transition paramedics into a registered nurse career in three semesters beginning with summer sessions. Students must have completed the prerequisites before acceptance into the program and beginning the summer sessions. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

AAS Accelerated Nursing Track for Licensed Practical Nurses: This track is designed to transition LPNs into a registered nurse role in two semesters. Students must have completed the prerequisites before acceptance into the program. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Nurse Refresher Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Application packets are available here online, the Nursing office and Student Services on each campus.

The Practical Nursing Step-Out Program provides an option for current AAS Nursing students wishing to “step-out” of the RN program and gain employment as a practical nurse. Upon satisfactory completion of the first year of the AAS nursing program, NUR 227, and either NUR 221 or NUR 123, the graduate receives a certificate of proficiency and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful passage of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate is eligible to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Arizona.

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RN Program 2012-2013 Class of Dec. 2013 Class of May 2014
NCLEX Pass Rate 89% 96.2 % Testing in progress
Graduation Rate 81% * 90% 2013- 2014 information
Retention Rate Graduating within 6 semesters 89% ** Data collection complete in December
PN Step-Out Program 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-Summer
PN- NCLEX Pass Rate 100% 100% Testing in progress

*Pass rates are determined by the number of graduates who pass their nursing boards on the first attempt.
** Retention rate for the RN program is effected by students who desire to step out at the PN level and complete boards; those desiring to defer related to health or financial difficulties.