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Nursing Department

Start on the pathway to becoming a nurse today. MaricopaNursing at GCC can show you how to jumpstart your NA/CNA, RN, or BSN education. MaricopaNursing offers a district-wide curriculum that is centered on our core values of caring, critical thinking, holism, nursing role development, safe practice, and information management.

We look forward to working with you to meet your career goals and invite you to be a part of MaricopaNursing at Glendale Community College.

The GCC Nursing program offers:

  • Ability to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing while earning your associate’s degree
  • Smaller class sizes than large universities
  • Very affordable education 
  • Financial aid counseling and application assistance

GCC is fully accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and GCC’s Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Nursing Program Comparison
 
RN (Associate Degree)
RN (Bachelor's Degree at GCC) Nursing Assistant
Length of Program 4 semesters 4.5-5 years 8-10 weeks
Program Cost 72 credits + applicable fees (see Tuition & Fees) NAU: $10,000
ASU: $21,000-$25,000
6 credits
Skill Leve and Care Provided Direct patient care; passing meds, completing treatments, advanced IV skills, supervision of LPNs and NAs. Direct patient care; passing meds, completing treatments, advanced IV skills, community/public health; leadership emphasis. Direct patient care; assisting with personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise and elimination needs. 
Median Wages (from Bureau of Labor Statistics) $31.10/hour (2010) $31.10/hour (2010) $11.74/hour (2012)
Statute Language of the Law Practices under supervision of licensed personnel. Practices in a "dependent" role with direct or indirect supervision from RN or MD. Practices independently.
Typical Employment Settings Hospitals, home health
care, nursing facilities, clinics, insurance companies, schools, hospice.
Hospitals, home health
care, nursing facilities, clinics, insurance companies, schools, hospice, public health, clinical instruction.
Hospitals, home health
care, nursing facilities, clinics, insurance companies, schools.

Health Core Curriculum

Course Course Name
HCC 109 CPR for Health Care Provider
HCC 130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery
HCC 145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers
HCC 145AA Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers I

Health Core Related

Course Course Name
HCR 210 Clinical Health Care Ethics
HCR 220 Introduction to Nursing and Health Care Systems
HCR 230 Culture & Health
HCR 240 Human Pathophysiology

Nursing: Continuing Education

Course Course Name
NCE 102 Exploring the World of Nursing for the High School Student (Summer Camp)
NCE 150 Basic Certified Nursing Assistant
NCE 151 Basic Certified Nursing Assistant Lab
NCE 203 Interpretation of Laboratory Diagnostic Examinations
NCE 214MF Advanced IV Drug Therapy
NCE 214MI Math and Medications for Intermediate Nursing Students
NCE 214MO Math/Methods for Beginning Nursing Students
NCE 214OP Orientation to Nursing Program
NCE 214PO Tutored NCLEX Review For Nursing Students
NCE 249AA Critical Care: Cardiac

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Contact:

Staff

Room: LS
Phone: (623) 845-4836
april.orr@gccaz.edu
Department Chair

Faculty

Room: LS 205
Phone: (623) 845-3849
susan.mayer@gccaz.edu