A Registered Nurse is a licensed health care professional who provides clinical, therapeutic, and educational services to the public. Nursing students work directly with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and receive hands-on experience in all major specialty areas in community agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.
Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse may include:
- Assessment of patient health problems and needs
- Develop and implement nursing care plans
- Maintain medical records
- Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients
- Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management
The Phoenix College Nursing Program is part of MaricopaNursing, a consortium of Maricopa Community College Nursing Programs. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings. Students enrolled rotate through health care facilities.
In this program you can earn the following
Students who are planning to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing may obtain their prerequisite courses at Phoenix College. For information on courses that meet requirements for admission into a baccalaureate program, please contact a program advisor.
Employment is found in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, physician offices, home health care agencies, nursing care facilities, and outpatient care centers. RN positions are expected to increase next 10 years. For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.
Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program
In a partnership with South Mountain Community College, we are proud to offer the Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program at PC.
For information on this program visit: http://www.southmountaincc.edu/healthcare/program/bilingual-nursing-program/
Eligibility for Licensure
Completion of the nursing curriculum and general education requirements prepares students to take the national licensure exam and apply for licensure as registered nurses. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.