Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) was initially founded by the Maricopa County Community College District as the Northeast Valley Education Center in 1985 with classes holding temporarily at Paradise Valley High School. The district gave the college its current name, it started campus construction in 1986 and inaugurated the permanent site in 1987. PVCC is located in Paradise Valley Village. PVCC has the leading campus at Union Hills and a satellite site at Black Mountain. Class sizes are generally small, averaging about 25-35 students per instructor or at most 50 students for some courses. The college offers more than 75 different certificates and degrees meeting the needs of transfer students as well as those interested in specialized occupations.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing requires 61-74 credits and is about two years to complete. It includes clinical knowledge and helps get students ready to take the national exam for licensure as a registered nurse. The RN is trained as a generalist who provides health care to clients and family groups and has skills related to the art and science of nursing. The RN may be employed in a variety of important, long-term, and community-based health care settings. The Accrediting Commission for Education (ACEN) accredits the Nursing Program, and it is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
The Total Average Cost of the Nursing Program is $ 9,104.00
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
- All potential applicants are urged to meet with an Advisor/Admission Officer each semester to obtain current information about changes in the admission requirements.
- Complete this Student Information Form at the college of first choice if you are a new student to the campus. The information is necessary for your transcript evaluation and registration for courses.
- High School graduation or GED is required for the Associate in Applied Science degree in nursing. To use a high school course for a college pre-requisite, a high school transcript is required; otherwise, the signature on the Declaration page will suffice.
- All official colleges/universities transcripts are sent to the Admissions Office at the college of the first choice. Please request that the institution includes a current name and student identification number.
- Submit a current Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. See an advisor/admission officer or www.maricopa.edu/nursing/pdfdocs/FingerprintingInformation.pdf for information in applying for the card. Allow up to 12 weeks to receive the card.
- Applicants must score at an 80% or higher in English Language Composite Score and 75% or higher in math within 24 months of application. Applicants may retest after remediation to improve the score after 60 days up to a maximum of 3 times per 12-month period. Information on test preparation, test fee, and the guidelines for taking the test are available at on the MaricopaNursing http://www.nursing.maricopa.edu/ website under Admission Requirements. The nursing director may deny acceptance of an application if an applicant violates the guidelines for taking the entrance exam. The HESI A2 Study Guide is available in select college bookstores and libraries. These materials will assist you in preparing for the exam by reviewing math and reading skills.
- Transfer applicants, paramedics, and LPNs wishing to apply for advanced placement into Block 2 or Block 3 must complete the Advanced Placement Information & Application Packet on the nursing program website under “Advanced Placement.”
- During the admission and registration process, all students are required to apply for a background check(see specifics for this background check at http://www.nursing.maricopa.edu/BackgroundCheckRequirements.php) to verify identity, social security number, and that their name/names do not appear on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)
- In addition, students will be required to submit a urine drug screen sample at some point during the orientation/admission process. Faculty will instruct the students when this is due, and students are NOT permitted to provide a previous urine drug screen as it needs to be submitted with the school code. Students will receive specific instructions on completing the background check and urine drug screen during the registration process.
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032-1210
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