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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 (does not include pre- and co-requisite courses) Varies - see program brochures at www.nursing.maricopa.edu 8-10 weeks
Program Cost* 62-75 credits + applicable fees (see Tuition & Fees)

NAU: $11,000
ASU: $16,000-$17,000

UIU: $12,000 - $16,000

6 credits (see Tuition and Fees
Skill Level 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 (Bureau of Labor Statistics) $31.48/hour  $31.48/hour $11.73/hour 
Job Outlook  Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives. Many employers prefer to hire BSN-prepared RNs. Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.
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.

Note: All program costs are approximate and subject to change.

For further information, see Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm.

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
HCR 240AA Human Pathophysiology I
HCR 240AB Human Pathophysiology II

Nursing: Continuing Education

Course Course Name
NCE 203 Interpretation of Laboratory Diagnostic Examinations
NCE 214MI Math and Medications for Intermediate Nursing Students
NCE 214MO Math/Methods for Beginning Nursing Students
NCE 214PO Tutored NCLEX Review For Nursing Students
NCE 249AA Critical Care: Cardiac
NCE 249AB Critical Care: Respiratory
NCE 249AC Critical Care: Neurologic
NCE 249AD Critical Care: Endocrine and Renal
NCE 249AE Critical Care: Gastrointestinal