About the 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  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 

Program Outcomes

Program Information


Due Date(s)
  • Nursing Program (Including LPN/Advanced Placement)
  • Fall 2017
  • Due March 15, 2017
  • Readmission Requests
  • Spring 2017
  • Due by noon on Dec 17th (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 Assistant

Due Date(s)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Spring 2017
  • Due October 27, 2016 by 4:30pm

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate - 1 Semester

5 Credit course (Fall/Spring sessions are 8 weeks, Summer session is 5 weeks)

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.

Form/File Name File
Admission Information and Application Download
Fingerprint Clearance Cards Download
Program Cost Download
Nursing Assistant Student Guide Download
Nursing Assistant Curriculum Download


Nursing Program Costs Estimate

Course Tuition**
The total number of courses credits included in the Nursing Curriculum plan: 67
67 credits x $80.00= $5,360 (Resident status)
Course Fees $515 per semester x 4: $2,060
Textbooks (core nursing classes only)
(Purchased at the beginning of the first semester.)
Estimated $700.00
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)
Graduation Fee $15
Total Estimated Cost of AWC Nursing Program: $8,445
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.

Nursing Program Documents

Application Documents File
Application & Admission Information Download
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
Readmission Form Download
Petition for Instructional Issues Download
Practical Nursing Exit Download
Transition to PN Competency Download


* Please note: Admission requirements for all programs include a criminal background check and drug test.

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 317-6049
Fax: (928) 317-6119
Location: LR-209
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-12:00pm

  • Monday - Thursday: 1:00pm-4:30pm