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Inside the Program

Inside the Nursing program

The Nursing program at EMCC provide students with the practical and technical skills and training that lead to a rewarding career.

The Nursing program makes the news quite often for innovation, community involvement and student success. Read the latest.

Calendar of Events

Aa student of EMCC’s Nursing program, you’ll want to be aware of some critical dates - not just for exams and projects but orientations and graduation Here’s what you need to know:

  • Every student needs to attend the new student orientation. This event is designed to inform incoming students about the EMCC campus, available resources, faculty and staff expectations, opportunities offered, and the importance of identifying their personal and educational goals.

  • When you enroll, you become part of the Nursing Institute. The Institute orientation is your opportunity to connect with faculty, staff and other students. You’ll hear about resources just for your program as well as  be able to connect with a variety of EMCC’s healthcare partners for future internships, scholarships or career opportunities.

  • Finally, when you’re ready, you’ll want to keep an eye open for EMCC’s graduation deadlines in order to fully celebrate your big day.

Featured Graduate

Estrella Mountain Community College alumna Monica Gomez-Lopez always believed that good health was more important than money, but money became the obstacle in pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Her educational pathway as an undocumented immigrant presented many challenges, but with the positive influence from EMCC mentors and staff, and various scholarship opportunities, her dream is now coming true. Today, Lopez is a medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (UA COM-P), as part of their Pathways Scholars Program, and expects to graduate... READ MORE.

Learning Spaces

What does EMCC’s Nursing Institute offer for learning spaces? Check out the photo gallery to see our state-of-the-art facilities and teaching spaces that give you the opportunity to learn, study and experience college life in realistic settings.

Resources for Nursing Institute students

Background Check Requirements
For all nursing students who seek to begin MaricopaNursing on or after September 1, 2011, new background check standards will be in effect. Additionally, students who have been admitted to MaricopaNursing or who are currently enrolled in one as of September 1, 2011 will be required to sign an MCCCD Criminal Background Check Disclosure Acknowledgment form. These changes are necessary due to the fact that six of eleven of MCCCD's largest clinical experience hospital partners have established stringent background check standards that preclude MaricopaNursing from assigning students to those sites who cannot meet those standards. In order for MaricopaNursing students to be able to continue to complete clinical experiences at local hospitals, students must meet these new standards. READ MORE.

General Support and Placement Information
The following general information about the Maricopa Community College District Nursing Program can be accessed at the Maricopa Nursing Website.

  • Nursing Newsletter for AAS Degree in Nursing (prerequisite and co-requisite list)
  • Admission Requirements and Checklist
  • Program Options
  • Application Packets
  • HESI Admission Assessment Information (HESI A2)
  • Fact Sheet-Paramedic to RN Bridge Program
  • Advanced Placement Program Information and Application Packet
  • Essential Skills

At EMCC, we strive to build lasting relationships with local healthcare organizations. Through partnerships, EMCC nursing students are provided tremendous opportunity to complete clinical courses in contemporary high tech, high touch organizations. Just a few of our partners are:

  • Abrazo Healthcare
    • West Valley Hospital
    • Arrowhead Hospital
    • Maryvale Hospital
  • Banner Health
    • Banner Estrella
    • Banner Good Samaritan
    • Banner Del Webb
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Hacienda
  • Los Ninos
  • St. Joseph’s
  • John C. Lincoln
  • VA Medical Center
  • Baptist

After Graduation

Finding Jobs: Job Resources

BSN Programs:

ASU - Alliance for RN to BSN*
Concurrent Enrollment Programs (CEP) -

*If you have questions regarding the ASU Alliance, please contact your advisor or the ASU Alliance Representative, Patricia Miranda at 602-496-2279 or Cecelia Fiery at 602-496-2278.

Nurse Practitioner Programs:

Arizona State University
University of Arizona

Nurse Anesthetist Program: Midwestern University