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Associate in Applied Science

Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death.

One of the great strengths of the nursing profession is the variety of career paths, specialties and work environments from which a nurse can choose.

EMCC offers a variety of options for individuals interested in a career in nursing:

  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing
    Completion of the AAS provides eligibility to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN)
    For more information, click on menu options to the left of this page
  • Nursing Assistant
    Completion of program provides eligibility to apply for certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA)
    For more information, click on menu options to the right of this page 

Transfer Options:

Maricopa Degree Options
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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program
This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.