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About the AWC Nursing program

The Program admitted its first students in September 1967, and received full accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) on September 24th, 1970.

The Program prepares students with a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. The program curriculum offers an exit option at the Practical Nurse level following the second and third semesters.  Transfer students and Licensed Practical Nurses are admitted into the program based on published advanced placement requirements.

The faculty and staff include the Director of Nursing, 8 full-time faculty, a Clinical Facilitator, a Lab Coordinator, a full-time department secretary, and part-time administrative secretaries and lab technicians.  The program also employs local practicing nurses educated at the MSN and BSN levels as part-time clinical faculty in order to maintain a maximum 1:10 faculty/student ratio in clinical practice. Students graduating from our Program are eligible for licensing as either Registered Nurses (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).

The opportunities in nursing practice are more exciting and diverse than ever before. A variety of career and professional options await our graduates.  The program also fosters academic partnerships providing graduates with a variety of options to pursue advanced degress in Nursing.

The Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing ( and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You may contact ACEN for accreditation status at 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, via telephone at (404)975-5000, or on their website at

For further information, please contact us at or call us at: (928) 317-6049


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