Yavapai College Nursing Program Review

Yavapai College (YC) is a community college located in Yavapai County, Arizona. It was founded in 1965 and currently has associate degrees and certificates in a wide variety of courses. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and its nursing program by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Students interested in pursuing nursing studies at the school can choose either its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing or paralegal studies to obtain a Legal Nurse Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

All students must take a preadmission exam and include the results with their admission package prior to entering this program. It’s also compulsory to meet with an advisor on either the Prescott Campus or the Verge Valley Campus. Students that are located at the Verge Valley Campus will need to travel to the Prescott Campus occasionally to enrich their learning experience. Off-campus clinical activities are also part of the nursing program and all students are required to become active when the need arises to partake in them. Yavapai College’s nursing curriculum is blended with a variety of subject areas that stimulate a global vision of the nursing professional. Some of these areas include: environment, nursing therapeutics, environment and client.

Once the course is successfully completed, students can take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Paralegal Studies – Legal Nurse Certificate

This is an intensive course for nursing professionals that already have a Registered Nurse degree, and a minimum of an associate degree. It is preferred by candidates that want to sidetrack somewhat from the traditional nursing role and embrace law. Nurses that successfully complete the program will be able to undertake duties outside of a hospital and work in firms such as: law office and insurance firms. At the end of the program, candidates are awarded a Legal Nurse certificate.

Nursing Scholarships and Grants

Nursing students that demonstrate financial need and are qualified can benefit from the many nursing scholarships that the College offers. There are also more general scholarships that are for any student that is qualified. The nursing scholarships that are available include:

1) Dr. Ralph Arnold Nursing Scholarship Fund

2) Roy Bronander Memorial Scholarship Fund (for second year nursing school students)

3) Conley Family Nursing Scholarship

4) Gnagey/Physicians’ Nursing Scholarship

5) Elizabeth Hooker Nursing Memorial Scholarship Fund

6) Dr. Ray Inscore Scholarship Fund

7) Luchek Scholarship Fund

8) Yavapai County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Fund (student has to be a Yavapai County Resident)

9) Nicolai Scholarship Fund

10) Ardy Jo Noel Memorial Scholarship Fund

11) Scottie Quail Nursing Scholarship Fund

12) Martha and Mary Rummel Family Scholarship Fund (for second year nursing students who are Yavapai County residents.

13) James & Herchanna Sullivan Nursing Scholarship

The College also administers outside scholarships. Students that submit the FAFSA and apply within the deadline are automatically considered. The Ingebritson Scholarship is an outside scholarship that is administered by the school and is specifically for nursing students. There is also the Helen Dyar King Scholarship, but students that apply must be related to certain types of government employees or is a member of specific government departments.

Yavapai College
1100 East Sheldon Street,
Prescott, Arizona 86301

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