Program Overview

Nurses provide holistic care for patients with acute and chronic conditions. They educate patients and the public about various medical conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. They record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical equipment, administer treatment and medications and help with patient follow up and rehabilitation.

Associate in Applied Science

University Transfer

  • Students planning to transfer to a 4-year College or University should complete a(n) AS degree at GCC.
  • Students planning to transfer to ASU may refer to the appropriate Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) below for guidance in selecting courses towards their AS degree.

Please see an advisor for more information.

General Program Information

The Maricopa Community College District Nursing Program (MCCDNP) is offered at nine Maricopa Community Colleges. Glendale Community College offers the Nursing Associate in Applied Science (AAS). A variety of course schedules are offered at selected sites and include full-time, accelerated, part-time, and online options. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Students enrolled in the program rotate through health care facilities within a reasonable driving distance from the colleges. Nursing students work directly with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and receive hands-on experience in all major specialty areas in community agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.

For more information please visit the Nursing department page.


  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Nursing Homes and other personal care facilities
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Schools
  • Public Health Agencies

Job Titles

  • Ambulatory-Care Nurses
  • Critical-Care Nurses
  • Emergency or Trauma Nurses
  • Transport Nurses
  • Holistic Nurses
  • Home-Health Care Nurses
  • Hospice and Palliative Care nurses
  • Surgical Nurses
  • Occupational-Health Nurses
  • Anesthesia Nurses
  • Preoperative Nurses
  • Psychiatric-mental Health Nurses