Scottsdale Community College Nursing Program Review

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is one of the ten colleges in the Maricopa Community College District. Its tradition of excellence dates back to 1970 when it first opened its doors to receive students. The College offers credit and occupational programs with a curriculum that is fully integrated into business and community demands.

The MCCDNP (Maricopa Community College District Nursing Program) is offered at Scottsdale Community College). The program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Nursing students can choose between its Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Program, Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nurse Assisting and Practical Nursing Certificate of Completion (CCL) Program.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Program

The college uses various health care settings to train potential students for this course. Students are encouraged to ensure that they can adequately cope under stress and are physically fit before they apply to the program. In addition to this, no outstanding felony convictions must be present on their records. An absolute discharge of the charges should date back at least 5 years before sending off the application to the nursing program. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The courses delivered during the program prepare students to enter a university setting after completion.

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nurse Assisting

This program equips potential students with job ready skills at entry level. Students are exposed to clinical laboratory, acute care and skill care to adequately prepare them for the role as a nursing assistant. The program also has prerequisite courses that are of particular interest to students that plan to enter a baccalaureate program. After successful completion, students are eligible to take a written and practical certification examination. They must pass both to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students must demonstrate good physical condition and have clean background checks as part of the admission requirements.

Practical Nursing Certificate of Completion (CCL) Program

 Successful completion of this course enables students to apply for the licensure as a practical nurse. They can work as a licensed practical nurse in many health care settings, but are always guided and supervised by a registered nurse. The course also offers prerequisite courses to students that are interested in entering a university setting after completion.


Nursing students can choose between Maricopa Scholarships and Private scholarships. Those that opt for Maricopa scholarships can apply to the Maricopa Community Colleges foundation for funding. For private scholarships, there are a list to choose from that can provide total or partial funding to cover tuition expenses. For specific nursing scholarships, there is the CampusRN – Arizona Nursing Scholarship. This is a nationwide scholarship program that is awarded to nursing students from six different regions.  It is also possible to obtain students through the Ford Federal Direct Loan program. The college also participates in the Federal Work Study Program that provides students with part-time job to assist with education expenses.


Scottsdale Community College,
9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2626
(480) 423-6000

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