The mission of the Mohave Community College RN Nursing Department (AAS Program) 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 RN graduates from the May 2018 Pinning Ceremony. Congratulations!
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.
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 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 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.
AAS – Accelerated Nursing Track for Paramedics – No longer being offered starting January 2018
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 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.
|NCLEX Pass Rate*||96.15%||85.29%**||92.31%||91.30%||Class of 5/2016:
|Class of 3/2017:
|PN NCLEX Pass Rate||96.88%||100%||100%||90%||93%||100%|
*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.