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.

An Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing provides eligibility to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). For more information, click on menu options to the left of this page.

Why Nursing @ EMCC?

This program is part of the Nursing Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Nursing Outcomes

Pursuant to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Policy #29, Advertising and Recruitment of Students ​requiring​ student achievement outcome data ​be made publicly accessible​, the following student achievement data are available at the MaricopaNursing website and includes:

  • Graduates’ success on the licensure and/or certification examination
  • Students’ completion of the nursing program
  • Graduates obtaining a job
Career and Employment Outlook

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.

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.