The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing - Accelerated Nursing for Paramedics is designed to transition paramedics into registered nurse careers in three semesters beginning with a summer session. Students who successfully complete the program will be prepared to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For more information regarding the Nursing - Accelerated Nursing for Paramedics, AAS, see the Nursing webpage.
Note: A majority of students will be required to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a portion of their clinical experience. Students may be required to attend mandatory training/orientation at various clinical sites or the Nursing Department laboratory before the official opening of the summer session. Prior to admission, students will undergo a general background check (Pre-Check) and must obtain a DPS Finger Print clearance card as required by the clinical facility.
Requirements for Graduation: Passing all core nursing courses with a “C” grade or better and an 85% predictability of passing the NCLEX. Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
General Education and Nursing Prerequisite Requirements: 30-31