Founded in 1967, Carrington College is a network of for-profit private colleges with 21 campuses and centers in eight states including California, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Carrington College offers career training in dental, medical, veterinary and criminal justice fields and has a student membership of over 7,300 and 90,000 alumni. Carrington College is regionally approved by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
This school portrays its Associates Degree in Nursing program as challenging and demanding. Instruction is delivered through a blend of thorough clinical exercises in addition to class room lectures. In Arizona, the registered nursing program is accessible on Carrington Colleges Westside, Arizona campus, which is located on the west side of the larger Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area.
Total program cost is $52,404.00
Admission Requirements for Albuquerque, Phoenix East, and Reno
- Pass the entrance exam with a minimum score of 75 on all sections (math, reading, vocabulary) of the HESI A2 or the Kaplan entrance exam at the 35th percentile at least. A non-refundable fee of $40 dollars is charged for each allowable attempt. Scores attained may also be used for admission ranking.
- Applicants in Reno are required to submit to drug screening and background checks, the results of which could affect enrollment in the program.
Phoenix East Progression Requirements
- Nursing courses must be taken in the prescribed sequence. Students cannot progress to the next semester until they successfully complete all required courses for the previous semester.
- For nursing courses that have a clinical component, students must achieve a satisfactory (passing) final clinical evaluation and a satisfactory theory grade to pass the course. Students who do not earn sufficient points to pass the theory component or do not achieve a satisfactory final clinical evaluation are issued a failing (F) grade; such students must repeat both the theory and clinical components of the class.
- Students who must repeat a course are subject to space availability in the classroom and/or the clinical setting.
- Students who withdraw from the same course twice (resulting in the designator WA) or fail the same course twice are academically terminated from the nursing program. WA designators from two different courses (including required general education courses) are equivalent to one failure for the purpose of progression in the nursing program.
- Students who fail two courses, receive WA designators equivalent to two failed courses or any equivalent combination of failed or WA designators are withdrawn from the program. These students may petition for re-entry to the program. Spaces in Carrington nursing programs are assigned by ranking prospective re-entry students by GPA; students with the highest GPAs receive preference for available seats. If students who have been withdrawn are accepted for re-entry, any future course failures or WA designators result in academic termination and permanent withdrawal from the nursing program.
- Students who fail any course (including general education and nursing courses) in the program twice are withdrawn permanently from the nursing program.
- Prior to entering the third semester of nursing instruction, students must also:
- `Attain CPR certification
- Attend nursing orientation session
- Provide negative TB test results. (If test results are more than 12-months old, they must be from a two-step test.) If applicants have a history of a positive TB test, a chest X-ray is required.
- Provide proof of childhood MMR immunization or titer.
- Provide proof of hepatitis B vaccination or written refusal.
- Provide proof of chickenpox immunization (in the absence of a history of having had chickenpox).
- Submit to drug screening and background checks immediately prior to clinical rotations, the results of which could affect eligibility to participate in clinical rotations.
Additional details are provided in the nursing manual.
2701 West Bethany Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
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