There is no harm in applying to the Nursing program while the prerequisites are in process. However, no candidate is considered until prerequisites are completed.
The Nurse Entrance Test can be taken 3 times during the year from August 1 to August 1 but each time it is retaken, it must be one month from the last time. Other entrance exams may not be substituted for the Nurse Entrance Test.
It is a good idea to check up on the completeness of your application file so you can assure all information is correct and up to date.
The Nursing program can be accomplished in two years once admitted. Often because our students have the need to work, they do not enter the program until all co-requisites are completed and only the Nursing courses are left. Hence, the time to complete is considered by many to be longer than two years.
The Nursing program consists of four semesters once admitted. Nursing I is first semester; Nursing II is second semester; and so forth.Read More
The Mohave Community College catalog states that a person is not entitled to classification as an in-state student until the person is domiciled in Arizona for one year, or must meet one of the following requirements relative to the Nursing program:
Further details are available in the Mohave Community College catalog or Enrollment Services on any campus site.
In each admission cycle all active applicants are considered as a new pool of applicants. There is not a waiting list of guaranteed admission to the program.
If convicted of a felony, the Arizona Nurse Practice Act (December, 2009) states, "If convicted of one or more felonies, the applicant must have received an absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions five or more years prior to the date of filing the application." Therefore, the student should contact the Arizona State Board of Nursing regarding eligibility to write the NCLEX for licensure prior to application to MCC's Nursing program. Students must also be able to obtain a background clearance card from the Department of Public Safety as part of the admissions process.
Yes, travel is involved in attending lectures in all core nursing courses. For Nursing I, the Kingman and Lake Havasu City residents are considered a cohort. Nursing I lecture for this group is in Lake Havasu and the nursing laboratory experience during the first six weeks of the course is in Kingman. Following the laboratory experience, every effort is made to schedule students for the clinical experience in their own town of residence.Read More
Official transcripts should be sent to the Nursing Administration Office as soon as possible. You should also remember to have new official transcripts sent if you have recently completed courses elsewhere and you have an application active with our Nursing program. A copy of the transcripts is maintained in your application file and the originals are sent to the Registrar's Office for evaluation. Credit award is the Registrar's decision. Remember that sciences over ten years old will not be accepted for transfer.