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 Carissa Ziegler at (602) 286-8543 or To learn more about the program or a specific class, click the Start Here button

Summer 2016 classes we offer:

Class Class # Credits
Recognizing Skill Rashes in School Aged Child NCE131 0.5 
School Nurse Emergency Assessment Skills NCE210 1
School Nurse Skills Update NCE216ND 0.5
Recognition and Management of the Patient with Allergies  NCE266 0.5
Pediatric Diabetes NCE271 0.5
Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhthymias NCE214CA 1
LPN-IV Therapy and Medication Skills NCE223 2.5
LPN-IV Therapy and Medication Skills Laboratory NCE223 Lab 0.5










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

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Program Director, NCE

Phone: (602) 286-8544
Room: CH1072

Administrative Assistant, Continuing Education

Phone: (602) 286-8543
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: 1075


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.