Nursing


Program Description


Important Program Announcements (HESI A2 Testing, Information Sessions, etc.)

HESI A2 Testing Update

Students - If you are planning on taking the HESI A2, but you are unsure about being able to test, please know that Elsevier has set up ProctorU which allows students to take the HESI A2 exam remotely. Please follow the instructions under the “Program Documents” tab titled “Admissions Assessment Exam (HESI A2)” to send your request to purchase the exam.

Nursing Information Sessions:

It is MANDATORY that ALL students applying for the Nursing Program attend a Nursing Information Session.

Fall 2022 Pre-Nursing Information sessions will be offered via zoom and in person. The schedule is listed below. If you want to attend a session via zoom please click on the link below at the date and time the session is scheduled for. The Pre-Nursing Information session zoom links are located in the document below titled “Pre-Nursing Info Session Zoom Link”.  If you have any questions please contact us at nursing@azwestern.edu

Pre-Nursing Information Sessions - Spring 2023 Schedule

  • 12/19/2022 at 3:00 pm - Zoom option only (Zoom link located below)
  • 1/23/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 1/30/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 2/13/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 2/27/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 3/13/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 3/27/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 4/10/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 4/24/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 5/08/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below
  • 5/22/2023 at 3:00 pm - LR 250 or Zoom (Zoom link located below

No Registration required to attend these sessions

Summer 2023 Schedule TBA

Check the program announcement(s) above for any deadlines, information sessions, updates, etc.

The Nursing 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 Nursing Assistant program admitted its first students and received full approval from the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN) in 1990.

The Nursing 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 third semester. 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 and Allied Health, eight full-time faculty, a Clinical Facilitator, a Lab Coordinator, a full-time Administrative Assistant, a part-time Nursing Support Specialist, and lab technicians. The program also employs local practicing nurses educated at the MSN and BSN levels as part-time clinical faculty to maintain a maximum of 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 degrees in Nursing.

Approval and Accreditation

The Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-771-7800
www.azbn.gov

The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Feb 2016-Feb 2024:
For Accreditation Status:
ACEN
3390 Peachtree Road NE Suite 81400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404)975-5000
Email: info@acenursing.org
www.acenursing.org

Program Outcomes

Due Date(s)

Nursing Program (Including LPN/Advanced Placement)
Fall 2023
Due March 1, 2023

Readmission Requests
Spring 2023
Due December 15, 2022 by noon (current Nursing students only)

Nursing Program Documents

File Name Downloads
Application & Admission Information
*Applications will not be reviewed at the time of delivery
Download
LPN Advanced Placement Information & Application
Use this application if you are currently licensed as a LPN.
Download
Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2) Download

Student Guide and Forms

File Name Downloads
Nursing Student Guide Download
Readmission Form Download
Petition for Instructional Issues Download
Practical Nursing Exit Download
Transition to PN Competency Download

Check the above for any necessary program documents.

Nursing Program Costs Estimate

Progame Cost Estimate
Course Tuition**
The total number of courses credits included in the Nursing Curriculum plan: 67
67 credits x $88.00= $5,896 (Resident status)
Course Fees $818 per semester x 4: $3,272
Textbooks (core nursing classes only)
(Purchased at the beginning of the first semester.)
Estimated $1,500.00
Uniform & Equipment
(Purchased at the beginning of the first semester.)
Uniform, Program badge, Stethoscope: $60
White shoes (Cost will vary based on personal preference)
Watch indicating seconds
Health & Safety Requirements
(Cost will vary and includes a Fingerprint Clearance Card and Drug Screen)
$250
Graduation Fee $15
Total Estimated Cost of AWC Nursing Program: $10,993
RN Licensing Fees
State Board Fee $300.00
Fingerprint Cost $50.00
NCLEX Exam Fee $200.00
Total RN Licensing Fees $550.00
   
NCLEX Review Prices range from $225.00 to $618.00

*All fees are subject to change.
** This estimate includes only courses included in the Nursing Program Curriculum plan.

Check the above to view program costs estimate. All fees are subject to change.

Degree(s) / Certificates(s)


Title Local Bachelor's
Nursing - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -

Career Outlook


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 third semester. Transfer students and Licensed Practical Nurses are admitted into the program based on published advanced placement requirements.

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 degrees in Nursing.

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Check the above for additional information.

Contact Information


Department Contact(s)

Nursing


Hours of Operation
  • Normal Hours
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm