A degree in nursing provides many options, giving you the ability to decide where you want to go with your career.
Registered Nurses (RNs) are trusted care providers, client advocates and educators, making a difference in our community and in the world each day.
RNs are educated as a generalists who deliver health care to clients and family groups. Our program includes the competencies related to the art and science of nursing. Graduates receiving an AAS degree in Nursing are eligible to apply for licensure as an RN.
Employment is found in a variety of acute, long-term and community-based healthcare settings, including:
- Home Health Care Agencies
- Nursing Homes
- Community Health Agencies
RN's function within the legal scope of practice and use professional standards when caring for clients and families across the life span.
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Program Certificate & Degree Options
Program Delivery Methods
MaricopaNursing at GateWay offers several schedules to meet the needs of today's student. Classes are offered part-time (evening lectures, Friday and weekend clinicals), full-time (day courses) or in an accelerated format.
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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.
The Maricopa Nursing Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
RN-NCLEX Pass Rates
GateWay is one of nine Maricopa County Community College District (MCCD) colleges that offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates of this nursing program are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), through the Arizona Board of Nursing, to become licensed registered nurses.
|Maricopa Nursing at GateWay Community College (current as of fall 2009)||State||National Average Associate Degree Programs|
|96%||89.74 %||88.6 %|
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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.