ATTENTION Nursing assistant applicants:
The Nursing office will only be accepting the Next Generation Accuplacer Reading Score with the CNA application.
It is now MANDATORY that ALL students applying for the Nursing Program attend a Nursing Information Session.
Nursing Information Session
For Prospective Nursing Students
- 5/8/18 at 3:30pm in LR 250
- 5/23/18 at 1:30pm in LR 250
- 6/4/18 at 3:00pm in LR 250
- 6/20/18 at 1:30pm in LR 250
No registration required.
About the Program
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 faculty and staff include the Director of Nursing and Allied Health, 8 full-time faculty, a Clinical Facilitator, a Lab Coordinator, a full-time Administrative Assistant, Nursing Support Specialist, and 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 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 degrees in Nursing.
The Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
For Accreditation Status:
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
- Nursing Program (Including LPN/Advanced Placement)
- Spring 2019
- Due September 15, 2018
- Readmission Requests
- Fall 2018
- Due May 17, 2018 by noon (current students only)
Associate Degree in Nursing - 2 Years
AAS degree, graduates are eligible to seek licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
Designed to provide an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree with an exit option of Practical Nurse and eligibility for entrance into a Baccalaureate Degree program in nursing.
Learning experiences include: classroom, lab, clinical, online communication and assignments, and computer interactive learning and simulation.
Certificate in Practical Nursing - Exit Option - 3 Semesters
Exit option of the ADN program.
Following successful completion of the 3 first semesters of the associate degree in nursing, students desiring to earn a Practical Nurse certificate can complete the Transition to PN Competency Packet.
This certificate makes the student eligible for licensure as a Practical Nurse.
Nursing Program Costs Estimate
PROGRAM COST ESTIMATE
The total number of courses credits included in the Nursing Curriculum plan: 67
|67 credits x $82.00= $5,494 (Resident status)|
|Course Fees||$780 per semester x 4: $3,120|
|Textbooks (core nursing classes only)
(Purchased at the beginning of the first semester.)
|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)
|Total Estimated Cost of AWC Nursing Program:||$9,639|
RN Licensing Fees
|State Board Fee||$300.00|
|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.
Nursing Program Documents
|Application & Admission Information
*Applications will not be reviewed at the time of delivery
|Transfer Student and LPN Transition Information & Application
Use this application if you are currently enrolled in a Nursing Program, or licensed as a LPN.
|Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2)||Download|
|Student Guide and Forms||File|
|Nursing Student Guide||Download|
|Petition for Instructional Issues||Download|
|Practical Nursing Exit||Download|
|Transition to PN Competency||Download|
Nursing Assistant Program
The program admitted its first students and received full approval from the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN) in the year 1990.
The program prepares the student to take the state examination to become a certified or licensed nursing assistant (CNA, LNA), whose main role is to work under the supervision of nurses to provide high quality care to patients. The skills learned as a Certified Nursing Assistant can prepare the student for a long-term career in the nursing field.
Being a nursing assistant offers many rewards, challenges, and opportunities. Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, hospice, correctional institutions, clinics and other settings.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase demand in nursing assistants secondary to the growth rate of the elderly population over the next decade. Average annual salary for certified nursing assistants is $25,000 to $37,000 with the median being that of $33,500.
- Nursing Assistant Certificate
- Summer 2018
- Due March 29, 2018 by 4:30 pm
- Fall 2018
- Due by May 31, 2018 by 4:30 pm
Nursing Assistant Certificate - 1 Semester
5 Credit course (Fall/Spring have 2 - 8 week sessions and 1 - 16 week session. Summer session has 1 - 8 week session)
Prepares the learner for taking the state examination to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and work in health care settings.
Those applying to the Nursing Assistant Program will need to provide documentation of their eligibility for MAT 121.
Nursing Assistant Program Costs Estimate
- Tuition: $420.00 (Resident status - $84/credit)
- Lab Fee: $220.00 (Include the state certification test fee.)
- Uniform: $40 Wine-colored scrubs + $6 program badge to be purchased at the AWC bookstore White or Black shoes
- Textbook and workbook: $120
- Health& Safety Requirements:
- CPR Card: $35
- Tuberculosis Screening: $10 - $20
- Drug Test: $38
- Gait Belt: $8 - $20
- Watch-indicating seconds
*The costs provided are estimates and are subject to change.
* Please note: Admission requirements for all programs include a criminal background check and drug test.