This program prepares qualified individuals for entry-level careers in the field of nursing. The Arizona State Board of Nursing approves the Yavapai College Nursing Program and it is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Committee. Students must complete and submit a special application for enrollment into the program. They must also complete a number of prerequisite courses and pass them with a grade of “C” or better. Individuals interested in this program should visit the advising center for more information and to pick up a Nursing Applicant Information Guide. Yavapai College accepts transfer students from other accredited institutions into the program once their general course work has been evaluated.
Candidates for the program are expected to be able to perform certain physical tasks during their clinical training, such as standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting. Students may also feel considerable mental and emotional stress when taking on role of a registered nurse. Individuals should consider if they are able to handle such environments before applying to the program. After completing the program graduates will be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.