Estrella Mountain Community College

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?

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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1997 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1966 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$6,976

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,890
30k to 48k$6,559
48k to 75k$8,677
75k to 110k$10,367
Over 110k$11,030
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Financial Aid & Loan

47%

Recipients

$3,449

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

40%

Recipients

$3,557

Average Amount

Pell grants

19%

Recipients

$5,816

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

9,344

Undergrads

0

Graduates

5,594

Women

3,750

Men

33%

Full-time

67%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Hispanic
51%
White
30%
Black/African American
8%
Asian
4%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85392
(623) 935-8000
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