• 17th Annual Cardiac Care Conference May 7, learn more
  • Nursing Continuing Education Programs at GateWay Community College

Nursing Continuing Education

Our program is the largest of its kind in the state of Arizona, offering an exciting and comprehensive variety of classes for credit, ranging from 1 day workshops to full semester courses. Comprehensive program goals include:

  • designing courses to educate students in developing patient management skills above the entry-level for practicing healthcare professionals (both advanced and refresher courses)
  • providing entry-level training courses to students who wish to enter the healthcare field as Patient Care Technicians and the Nurse Assistants
  • partnering with healthcare agencies to provide diverse learning experiences to expand the student's scope and depth of knowledge
  • collaborating with healthcare agencies to identify the evolving needs of the community
  • planning and implementing programs of study

Additionally, NCE offers refresher classes during the fall and spring semesters for RNs and LPNs who have not practiced nursing for over 5 years, or who have inactive licenses. These classes comply with the requirements of the Arizona State Board of Nursing, including:

  • 60 hours of theory
  • 45 hours of pharmacology
  • 180 hours of clinical study.

To register for any of the classes listed, please contact Ilene Borze at (602) 286-8544 or borze@gatewaycc.edu. To learn more about the program or a specific class, click the Start Here button

Spring 2015 Classes

Class # Room # Days Time Instructor Weeks Dates Fees
NCE118 — Ventilator Management for Nurses (0.5 Credit)
26457 CH2123 Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Skaggs   4/17  
NCE173 — LPN - Venipuncture (1 Credit - both LEC and LAB required)
26454 LEC TBA Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Borze 2 2/28 - 3/7  
26511 LAB             $65
NCE214CA — Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhythmias (1 Credit)
26456 TBA Wed 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Helander 4 4/15 - 5/6  
NCE215AC — Nursing Update: Wound & Skin Care Update & Stoma Care (.5 Credit)
26463 CH1106 Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Clancy   2/27  
NCE215AE — Nursing Update: Cardiac Care Conference (.5 Credit)
26479 IE1302 Thu 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Borze   5/7  
NCE223 — LPN-IV Therapy and Medication Skills (3 Credits- both LEC and LAB required)
26459 LEC CH2153 Mon 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Heying-Stanley 8 3/2 - 5/4  
26481 LAB             $65
NCE242 — Twelve Lead Electrocardiogram (EKG) Interpretation (0.5 Credit)
26460 CH1106 Tue 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bevans   4/14  
NUR 187 — Pharmacology / Med Admin II (1.5 Credits)
40022 Online     Borze 5 3/9 - 4/27  

Spring 2015 Conferences

Nursing Update: Advanced Wound & Skin Care
NCE215AB | Feb. 27 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Earn 8 contact hours & .5 college credits.
Topics include adjunctive interventions in wound management, continence essentials, ostomies and their complications and professional practice.
Tuition & registration fee is $57.
Prerequisites: All healthcare professionals. 
Annual LPN Conference Series "It's All About You!"
Non-Credit | Mar. 12 | 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics include Alzheimer's, Delirium/Dementia, Aspiration, and COPD.
Registration: $40.
Nursing Update: Cardiac Care Conference
NCE215AE | May 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Earn 1 college credit. Registration fee is $81.50
Prerequisites: None.
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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Program Director, NCE

Phone: (602) 286-8544
Room: CH1072


NCE courses are designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and individual institutions. We partner with the following community healthcare institutions in order to offer customized training needs:

Banner Health
Arizona Heart Hospital
St. Joseph's Medical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare
Hospice of the Valley
VA Healthcare System
Phoenix Indian Medical Center

If you are interested in becoming a partner to offer customized training solutions to your healthcare institution, please contact Ilene Borze for more information.