Registered Nursing

The mission of the Mohave Community College Nursing Department is to inspire, promote and empower students in learning the art and science of nursing leading to excellence and success in professional practice.  

Here’s a look at our most recent Associates of Applied Science degree in Nursing student at the May 2018 Pinning Ceremony. Congratulations!

Goal

The ultimate goal of the Nursing Department is to prepare graduates for safe and effective clinical practice. The Nursing programs are offered countywide with classes in the southern part of Mohave County in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City, and the northern part of the County in Colorado City.

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in 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. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN). The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses – This track is designed to transition LPNs into a registered nurse role in two semesters.  National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN) The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Practical Nursing Step-Out Program – is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and 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.

The Registered and Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher Programs – These courses are intended to provide the RN or LPN an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills.  The RN Refresher requires 160 hours of clinical with a Preceptor and the LPN Refresher requires 112 hours.  The student is responsible for securing their Preceptor. Both courses are approved by the Arizona State Board of NursingThese courses are not intended to help students who have not been successful with the NCLEX.  

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The Mohave Community College Associate of Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing program recently agreed to a voluntary probation status of 18 months with the Arizona State Board of Nursing.  This is the result of a finding during the February 2018 site visit where the program was unable to produce documented proof that a Systematic Plan of Evaluation was being followed for the past ten years. 

This probationary status has no impact on our ability to accept students into the program, nor does it impact our accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) status. In fact, there are 70 new students planning to begin their journey to becoming a Registered Nurse beginning August 27, 2018.  Students currently in the program will see no impact other than those improvements related to recent changes.

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RN Program 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate 91.30%  95.9% 96.15%
Graduation Rate 90%  82.8% TBD
Retention Rate 85.4%  82.8% TBD

 

LPN Step-Out 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
NCLEX-PN First Time Pass Rate 90% 93% 100%