Chandler-Gilbert Community College Nursing Program Review

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) has three different campuses where classes take place. Pecos campus, which is associated with Northern Arizona University to give students the chance to finish a bachelors degree without transferring schools, has been in operation in the East Valley since 1987.

Williams Campus gives students the opportunity to gain associate degrees, certificates, and the ability to transfer to a university to continue their education. Sun Lakes Center is Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s place for continuing education and job training. It is set up specifically to meet the needs of busy, working adults.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Nursing Program Review

Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s nursing program operates under the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences. This division encompasses Therapeutic Massage, Dietetic Technology, and Registered Nurse programs. The Therapeutic Massage Program offers two different options: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Completion. The Dietetic Technology Program is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. The nursing program available at this institution is for students seeking to obtain education to gain the title of Registered Nurse (RN).

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – Registered Nurse (RN)

This program is offered for students who want to prepare to become a licensed RN through the Arizona State Board of Nursing. This program is a part of the MaricopaNursing Programs. The Program offered at Chandler-Gilbert Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. This program is designed to give students the general knowledge of higher education as well as nursing specific courses in order to provide students with the knowledge necessary to become a productive member of the nursing community as a Registered Nurse (RN). Completion of the program does not guarantee the student the right to take the licensure exam, and each student must complete the application to take the exam.

Admission Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Program – RN

Students are responsible for getting their transcripts sent to Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Each student is required to take the HESI Assessment (HESI A2) and score at least a 75%. Students must qualify to obtain Level One Fingerprint Clearance. It is also required that each student pass a background check in order to enter local hospitals and other facilities for their clinical experiences. If students cannot pass the background check it is possible that they will be removed from the program and given a failing grade as clinical experiences are a required part of this program.

Additional Options for Nursing Program Applicants

This program offers an Accelerated Degree Option for those students who are transferring or who have already obtained the title of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must provide proof of their current, valid license and cannot be under investigation for disciplinary action by the Regulatory Board in order to be admitted into the Accelerated Degree Option at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Upon entry to this program, the student will receive the necessary training, skill set, and knowledge to be eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN.   


Chandler-Gilbert Community College
7360 East Tahoe Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85212

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