Our advisors can assist you in understanding the pre-requisites and co-requisites for Maricopa's Associate Degree in Nursing (AAS) as well as the Concurrent Enrollment Program options. Advisors are available on a walk-in and appointment basis in the Komatke B building.
For more information about all nursing program options in the Maricopa College District, please review the Maricopa Nursing website: nursing.maricopa.edu
How to Become a Registered Nurse (RN)
EMCC participates in the MaricopaNursing program, a consortium of Maricopa community college nursing programs. MaricopaNursing at EMCC provides several ways to become a Registered Nurse (RN):
- 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.
- Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP): Fast track your nursing degree to become a registered nurse! With our 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. . Students who complete all pre-requisite and co-requisite coursework for the MaricopaNursing, universities and meet GPA requirements are eligible to apply for this program. Learn more at the CEP website,.
- Advanced Placement: Based on space availability and limited to transfer students from other nursing programs, graduates of the SWSC PN program and LPNs.
RN Program Requirements
Health & Safety Requirements
Every student entering the MaricopaNursing program must meet all Health and Safety requirements to enter the program and to maintain enrollment in the program. Students will meet these requirements by providing a completed and signed Health and Safety Documentation Checklist with all required accompanying documentation and the Health Care Provider Signature Form to the Nursing Department as directed. For more information about these requirements, see the Health & Safety Checklist (.pdf).
All students entering MaricopaNursing programs are required to meet background check standards required by our clinical partners. In order for MaricopaNursing students to complete clinical experiences at local hospitals, students must meet these standards. For more information see the Maricopa background check standards.
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 Maricopa Fingerprint Clearance information website.