Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Current Nursing Students


Familiarity with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is important to your future career in the healthcare industry. You must know the law regarding patient confidentiality, fraud, and other matters. Please review HIPAA Guidelines for Patient Privacy.

Nursing Student Handbook

The MaricopaNursing Student Handbook details the nursing program information, learning outcomes, progression and retention, and all guidelines for students.

NCLEX Application Information

When you fill out the NCLEX licensure application follow these tips to expedite the processing:

  • On line 5, enter: Maricopa Community Colleges
  • For those persons for whom this is their first degree, complete line 7 for highest degree held (if other than the original program) with the particular college that awarded the degree (e.g. Estrella Mountain Community College).
  • If a student already has a BS or other higher degree, indicate the site on the nursing program attended line (#5) with initials indicating the program e.g. "Maricopa Community Colleges EMCC."

Following these tips makes it easier for the State Board to match the program completion certificates and fingerprint results with the correct person, and to issue authorizations and licenses faster.

Professional Organizations

It is every nurse's professional duty to be active in a professional organization. Glendale Community College offers nursing students two organizations on campus: