Estrella Mountain Community College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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LPN Program

Estrella Mountain Community College’s South West Skills Center offers a diverse practical nurse program that can be completed in as few as 46 weeks. This program prepares students for a career as a practical nurse by combining instruction in a classroom setting that includes lectures, videos, computer work and projects with important hands-on clinical learning, either in their state of the art laboratory or off campus in a real world work environment. The Arizona State Board of Nursing approves the program and after completion students will be able to apply to become a licensed practical nurse and take the NCLEX-PN in Arizona.

For admission into EMCC’s SWSC practical nursing program you must complete an HESI A2 entrance exam. The enrollment process also requires the student have a high school diploma or GED, documentation of immunizations, a current CPR certification card, and complete a criminal background check.

Students will be required to take such courses as essentials of practical nursing I and II and practical nursing science I and II. After completing the course they will be able to work directly under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. They should be able to demonstrate the role of a practical nurse through excellent communication and caring behaviors while remaining professional and ethical.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 92.08%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Estrella Mountain Community College as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 100 96.69
2011 87.5 91.32
2010 88.73 90.1
2009 83.78 89.28
2008 93 88.58
2007 87 85.98
2006 88 89.72

ADN Program

The Associates degree-nursing program offered at Estrella Mountain community college offers individuals with the training and resources they need to become a registered nurse. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Students will be eligible to take the licensing exam after graduation and successful completion of the program.

Admission into the nursing program requires that candidates have a High school diploma or GED as well as submit to a drug screening and criminal background check. The student must also receive a fingerprint clearance card. Certain courses are required to be completed as prerequisites before applying to this program.

The program prepares students for a career as a registered nurse by providing hands-on clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. To complete the course the student will complete between61 and 74 total credit hours. The student must also maintain a “C” or better in all of the required courses. After Graduation the student should be prepared to take the licensing exam to become a registered nurse, however, completion of the program does not guarantee that the student will pass the licensing exam.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (2 years): 94.71%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Estrella Mountain Community College as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 94.59 96.69
2011 94.83 91.32

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85323