Mesa Community College (MCC) – Boswell is the site for the Maricopa Community College District Nursing Program. The Banner Boswell/ Mesa Nursing Education Program is what the partnership between Mesa Community College and Banner Boswell Memorial Hospital has been named. Sun Health joined in this effort to help Mesa Community College Nursing Department educate future nurses and provide continuing education in the health care field.
Mesa Community College-Boswell Nursing Program Review
This partnership offers students ways to educate themselves on the ever changing field of nursing and the practices in the field. Courses are available at the Banner Boswell Nursing Education Center in Sun City, Arizona for students to receive their Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) degree from Mesa Community College. Several different options are available to students who are interested in gaining their AAS through the Banner Boswell Nursing Education Center.
Four Semester Traditional Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) – RN
This option is available for the traditional student who is interested in going the full four semesters of the program in order to achieve their AAS degree and be eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN. The skills and training obtained from this program will ensure that the student knows the practical principles of a Registered Nurse (RN) before continuing on to seek employment in the medical profession. This option is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Part Time Schedule Option – Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) – RN
This option is geared toward the non-traditional, working adult who would like to obtain an AAS degree in order to gain employment as a Registered Nurse (RN). Classes are usually scheduled in the evening hours and clinical experiences may or may not include weekend hours as a choice. Some clinical experiences may be conducted during weekday hours and students are required to attend. Students who complete this option are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN. Students who graduate with this degree have the option of either going on to transfer to a university or four year college or going straight into the workforce. This option is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Accelerated Degree Option – Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) – RN
The accelerated option is for those students who wish to complete their degree in a shorter amount of time. Classes are generally held through the day as well as clinical experiences. Students will complete approximately 16 – 18 months of course work and clinical experiences in order to obtain the AAS degree and be eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN in order to obtain the professional title of Registered Nurse. Graduates of this program will have the necessary training in order to become productive members of the nursing community and offer fresh ideas for how to improve patient care or students may choose to continue their education at a four year institution or university. This option is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the national League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Mesa Community College-Boswell
10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351