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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.

RN Program

How Do I Become A Registered Nurse?

EMCC participates in the Maricopa Nursing program, a consortium of Maricopa Community College Nursing Programs. Maricopa Nursing provides several ways to become a Registered Nurse (RN):

  1. Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS): 4-semester program; eligibility to apply for licensure as an RN is granted after completion of AAS degree requirements.
  2. Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP): Fast track your nursing degree to become a registered nurse! With the EMCC/University partnerships, you can earn your AAS and BSN degrees at the same time in the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). The CEP enables you to finish faster, save money, and complete your education at EMCC. In-state tuition for the University portion of the CEP is less than $20,000. Students who complete all pre-requisite and co-requisite coursework for the Maricopa Nursing, universities and meet GPA requirements are eligible to apply for this program. Learn more at the CEP website.

First, complete these required steps before enrolling in the RN program:

STEP 1 Visit Become a Student to enroll.
STEP 2 Attend a mandatory Pre-Nursing Information session.
STEP 3 Attend a Nursing Advisement session. (Only available to students who have attended
the mandatory pre-nursing information session above and to current nursing students.)

RN Program Requirements

Health & Safety Requirements

Every student entering the Maricopa Nursing program must meet all Health & Safety requirements to enter the program and to maintain enrollment. Students will meet these requirements by providing a completed and signed Health & Safety Documentation Checklist with all required accompanying documentation to the Nursing Department as directed. For more information about these requirements, see the Health & Safety Checklist.

CPR Card

A Healthcare Provider level CPR Card is needed before entering the Maricopa Nursing program. Certification information:

Background Check

All students entering Maricopa Nursing programs are required to meet background check standards required by our clinical partners. In order for Maricopa Nursing students to complete clinical experiences at local hospitals, students must meet these standards. For more information see the Maricopa Background Check Requirements.

DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card

Students in any healthcare program are required to have a current Level 1 DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card in order to apply to, and maintain enrollment in, any program. See these instructions for how to apply for your FCC.