MCC Nursing program ranked one of best in Arizona

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The Mohave Community College Nursing program is one of the best in the state, according to new rankings compiled by the website RegisteredNursing.org.

Out of 28 nursing programs in Arizona, the site ranks MCC the 4th best.

May 2017 RN graduates from Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City campuses.

“This is great recognition of the hard work our nursing faculty, staff and students are doing at all of our campuses,” MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns said about the award. “Our program is rigorous, but caring and our graduates excel in the medical field.”

One of the key reasons the college was ranked one of the best in Arizona is because of the high pass rates for MCC nursing students on the national board exam, known as the NCLEX.

In 2017, 97% of MCC students passed the NCLEX on their first attempt.

2017 MCC Registered Nursing graduates from the North Mohave Campus.

100% of MCC students passed the Practical Nursing NCLEX in 2017.  Those students are part of the college’s Practical Nursing Step Out program, which provides an option for current nursing students who want to “step-out” of the RN program and gain employment as a practical nurse.   

“We are honored to be recognized for the excellent NCLEX pass rates,” said June Weiss, MCC director of nursing programs. “The staff and faculty focus on the achievement of student learning and success and strive to keep the student at the center of all they do.”

The demand for the college’s RN program is so high that it is offered on every MCC campus and will soon become even more flexible for the students. 

Beginning in Fall 2018 the nursing program will be offered in the evening and weekends, which is a schedule that allows students more flexibility to maintain full time jobs while working on their career transition, said Weiss.

Registered Nurses in Mohave County earn an average salary of $66,080 per year, according to the most recent salary data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The MCC Nursing program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester.  Call 928-681-5635 for more information.

“The fully accredited nursing programs at Mohave Community College aim to inspire and empower students through nursing education, leading to success and excellence in the field,” RegisteredNursing.org noted in it’s ranking. “They (MCC) offer both an associate nursing degree and an LPN to RN program to prepare the next generation of nursing leaders.”