ABOUT NURSING PROGRAM
Our mission is:
- Teaching safe, evidenced based practice
- Reaching out to a culturally diverse population within our community
- Understanding trends in nursing education and health care dynamics
- Empowering student learning through the use of innovation and technology
The program course sequence begins for new students each Fall and Spring semester. Class size is limited, making entrance into the CAC Nursing Program highly competitive. Those interested in additional information or an application to the program can attend a Nursing Information Session.
Associate of Applied Science-Nursing
Program of Study:
Prerequisites (8 credits): BIO201, BIO202 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
General Education (21 credits) – It is highly recommended that these courses be completed prior to application to the Nursing program:
Written Communications (6 credits):
ENG101-English Composition III (3)
ENG102-English Composition IV (3)
Arts and Humanities (3 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits):
PSY101-Introduction to Psychology (3)
Biological Lab Science (4 credits)
Mathematics (4 credits):
MAT141-Intermediate Algebra or higher (4)
Other (1 credit):
Physical Education Activity course – excluding varsity sports (1)
Major Courses – These courses must be completed as sequenced –
Level One, Block 1:
NUR121-Introduction to Nursing Transitions (8)
NUR126-Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Dosages (2)
NUR200 – Advanced Medical Terminology (1)
Level One, Block 2:
NUR122-Nursing in Health Illness Transitions (8)
** All Level One courses, ENG101, ENG102, PSY101, must be completed prior to enrolling in Level Two. Students who plan to take the NCLEX-PN to become an LPN must also complete the NUR150-NCLEX-PN Completion course. **
Level Two, Block 3:
NUR221-Nursing in Developmental Transitions (8)
Level Two, Block 4:
NUR222-Nursing in Organizational Transitions (8)
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION INFORMATION
Application and Advising Process:
- Attend a Nursing Information Session to obtain an application, which are held monthly (except summer).
- Meet with an Advisor and develop a Master Academic Plan (MAP); signed by an Advisor. (Bring to advising meeting unofficial copies of all your transcripts.)
- Send official transcripts to Central Arizona College’s registrar.
- Take HESI entrance exams at a Central Arizona College’s testing center.
- Meet all criteria: GPA 2.75; BIO201/202 taken within last 5 years; Pass HESI exam, AZ LPN or LNA; Eligibility to register for ENG101 and MAT141.
Turn Application Packet In by Deadline:
- Application Points Form
- MAP – signed by an Advisor
- HESI exam taken at Central Arizona College
- LNA or LPN proof
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended (including Central Arizona College)
- Bring packet to W110 at SPC campus, or mail certified.
- February 1, 6:00 pm for Fall term
- June 10, 6:00 pm for Spring term
- If dates above fall on Friday or weekend, deadline date would be following Monday.
- February 20, 2019 – Central Arizona College, San Tan Campus, 3736 E. Bella Vista Road, San Tan Valley, AZ, Room A100 @1:00 pm
- March 26, 2019 – Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive, Maricopa, AZ, Room A102 @ 1:00 pm
- April 25, 2019 – Central Arizona College, Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction, AZ, Room F143 @ 1:00 pm
- May 16, 2019 – Central Arizona College, Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ, Room T116 @ 10:00 am
- June 6, 2019 – Central Arizona College, Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ, Room T116 @ 10:00 am