Registered Nursing

Mission

Inspiring students to advance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to strengthen our communities.

Vision

Building capacity in our communities by empowering individuals through innovative, quality nursing education.

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.

The Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing program has been slightly restructured. These changes take effect Fall 2021 and are intended to improve the student experience by providing:

  • Stackable credentials – this approach allows students to begin working in the healthcare field sooner. As a result, students can earn money and gain experience to supplement the knowledge they are obtaining in College.
    1. Students will be eligible to take the Arizona State Certified or Licensed Nursing Assistant exam after successful completion of the 1st semester
    2. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-LPN after successful completion of the 2nd semester
    3. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN after successful completion of the 4th semester
  • Ease of entry for existing Certified/Licensed Nursing Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses
    • These students will receive credit for the schooling and certificate/license they received.
  • Seamless transition between the LPN Step-out and continuing on in the nursing program
    • Students who complete the 1st year of the AAS Nursing program are eligible, and encouraged, to take the NCLEX-LPN and continue for an additional year to become eligible for the NCLEX-RN.
  • Financial aid eligibility 
    • The new progression allows students to be at least ¾ full-time, with most semesters at full-time status (12 credits)

Program Information Sessions

The Nursing Department hosts monthly information sessions for any perspective student as a chance to get your questions answered.

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm via zoom
  • Thursday, January 7, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm via zoom
  • Monday, February 1, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm via zoom

Perspective students can view the sample schedule for an idea of what the class load will look like.

Programs

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.  

Request more information

The Mohave Community College Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing with conditions, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404.975.5000, Fax 404.975.5020. The Registered Nursing, Refresher, Nursing Assistant, and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 4747 N. 7th St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.771.7800, Fax: 602.771.7888. The Assisted Living Caregiver Program is approved by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA), 1400 W. Washington, Suite B-8, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.3642273, Fax 602.542.8316.

 

RN Program 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate 96.15% 80.77% 84.46%
Graduation Rate 95.1% 70% 97%
Job Placement Rate 100% 100% 100%

 

LPN Step-Out 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
NCLEX-PN First Time Pass Rate 100% N/A 100%

 



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