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INTRODUCTION

The MaricopaNursing/Northern Arizona University (NAU) Concurrent Enrollment Associate Degree/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program is designed for qualified associate degree nursing students who are interested in earning their Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree while pursuing their associate's degree in nursing. The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) allows students to pursue an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing while providing an affordable course of study that, followed in sequence, enables students to complete their BSN degree in one semester after graduating with their AAS degree. Students enrolled in the CEP will follow the traditional course of study for all MaricopaNursing students pursuing their AAS degree in nursing, but at the same time they will also be enrolled in required NAU nursing courses. Because NAU courses are taken online or in hybrid format, all courses will be offered in the greater Phoenix area. Upon completion of the MaricopaNursing program, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Following completion of the CEP course of study at a MaricopaNursing college, the remaining 10 NAU baccalaureate credits can be completed within one semester. BSN-prepared nurses are highly valued by potential employers, and MaricopaNursing/NAU CEP graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to begin their nursing career with a degree that will promote professional knowledge and advancement.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

The MaricopaNursing/NAU Concurrent Enrollment AAS/BSN Program is a 6-semester program offered through participating community colleges in the Maricopa Community College District. A limited number of participants are selected from the pool of MaricopaNursing students who have met all Concurrent Enrollment Program eligibility requirements and have applied to the CEP.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for participation in the CEP, the following is required: Complete the MaricopaNursing program application. Acceptance of the completed application into the applicant pool (queue). Complete all MaricopaNursing and NAU prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Meet the minimum GPA of 3.0 in all MaricopaNursing and NAU courses that are noted with one asterisk ( * ) on the following page. Register for and attend a CEP Information Session. When all requirements have been met for program admission, register for and attend a CEP Application Session. Registration only available after attending a CEP Information Session. At the Application Session, submit the CEP application and copies of your completed admission checklist, HESI Admission Assessment (A2) scores, and unofficial transcripts. Meet all Health and Safety requirements of MaricopaNursing and NAU School of Nursing after acceptance to CEP.

REQUIRED PRE AND COREQUISITES:

MaricopaNursing Prerequisites and Corequisites

BIO 156/181 or one year of high school biology First Year Composition (ENG 101 and ENG 102)* Chemistry (CHM 130, CHM 130LL) or HS chemistry Critical Reading (CRE 101) or test exempt Intermediate Algebra (MAT 120 or higher)* Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)* Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (BIO 201; BIO 202)* Microbiology (BIO 205)* Humanities Elective (2 credits)

Additional NAU Prerequisites

Principles of Human Nutrition (FON 241)* Human Pathophysiology (HCR 240)* Statistics (PSY 230 or MAT 206)* College Mathematics (MAT 142 or higher)* Developmental Psychology (PSY 240)* Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry and US Ethnic and Global Diversity (6 credits)** Cultural Understanding and US Ethnic and Global Diversity Requirement (6 credits)**

*Courses used for GPA calculation

**Or meet MCCCD Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) certificate or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school.

KEY INFORMATION

Students must have a current application in the MaricopaNursing pool before they can be considered for the CEP. All students must complete both NAU and MaricopaNursing program prerequisites as noted above. To ensure that prerequisites meet program requirements, students are encouraged to meet with MCCD and NAU college advisors. Attendance at a CEP Information Session is mandatory before application to the program. All CEP courses will be taught at one of the MaricopaNursing campuses, the NAU North Phoenix campus, or online. No CEP courses will be held at the NAU Flagstaff campus. Final determinations of transfer credits will be made by MCCD and NAU admissions personnel. Application and acceptance to Northern Arizona University (NAU) College of Nursing is completed after eligibility into the CEP is determined. If you have been placed into a MaricopaNursing cohort, you are not eligible to transfer into the CEP Program.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

MaricopaNursing and Northern Arizona University School of Nursing have Health and Safety Requirements that must be met prior to enrolling and participating in any clinical experiences. Healthcare agencies throughout the state require vaccinations, titers, and other healthcare related requirements (examples of these requirements are background checks, CPR, drug and nicotine testing, etc.) These requirements are subject to change per healthcare agency contracts with the educational institution and students must be compliant with agency requirements prior to and throughout the program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can apply to the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)? All students who have completed the eligibility requirements for the CEP are encouraged to apply. Where does the program take place? The CEP is offered at a variety of MaricopaNursing program sites. NAU courses are primarily online or are offered in the Phoenix area. Is there a waiting list for the CEP? There is no waiting list for the CEP. If you are not accepted into the program for the semester to which you applied, you must reapply for the semester for which you wish to be considered for enrollment. Do I have to attend a CEP Information Session? Yes. Information about applying to the CEP program can only be obtained at an Information Session. Check your Student Status page for future locations, dates, times, and registration instructions. You must be in attendance for the entire Information Session in order to have your name placed on the list for program consideration, so please plan to arrive on time and remain for the entire session. How do I register for a CEP Information Session? Registration for a CEP Information Session is completed through your MaricopaNursing Student Application Status page. Do I have to attend an Application Session? Yes, if you want to apply for the CEP program. Representatives from MaricopaNursing and NAU will be on-site to verify your eligibility and accept your application if you meet all requirements. Registration for an Application Session is completed through your MaricopaNursing Student Application Status page. What should I bring to the Application Session? Please bring the completed CEP Application, copies of your unofficial college transcripts, and HESI Admission Assessment (A2) test scores. What are we looking for in a potential candidate who is applying for the CEP? Applications that meet eligibility requirements will be reviewed and student selection will be based on GPA, previous college degree completion, and HESI A2 scores. If I am not selected for the CEP can I reapply? As long as you meet the current CEP requirements, you are eligible to reapply. Do I need to be admitted to the MaricopaNursing pool and to NAU? To be eligible to apply for the CEP, you must be in the MaricopaNursing applicant pool. Following your acceptance into the CEP, you will apply to NAU, and official transcripts must then be submitted to both the MaricopaNursing college where you will attend and to NAU. Is there a way I can finish the program faster? Yes, NAU has a Fast-Track program that allows students to complete the AAS and BSN concurrently. Please see the Fast-Track Course of Study for more information. Where can I learn more about the CEP? For more information about the CEP, including financial aid information and CEP application, visit our website at http://www.maricopa.edu/nursing/ConcurrentEnrollment.php

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (continued)

How much does the CEP cost? Tuition costs* for the 35 credits of MaricopaNursing AAS courses = approximately $2,660 Tuition costs** for the required 30 credits of NAU BSN courses = approximately $10,110.00 Textbooks, supplies, and course fees are additional. If I am receiving financial aid, how will it be disbursed between the two schools? Because federal regulations require that financial aid can only be disbursed through one college at a time, you will need to apply for financial aid through NAU and complete and sign a consortium agreement for financial aid disbursement. Although the financial aid between the two programs is designed to work seamlessly, this cannot be guaranteed, so there may be times when you will be asked to pay your MaricopaNursing program tuition before you receive your NAU financial aid check. You will need to be prepared to pay your MaricopaNursing program tuition out of pocket or by payment plan until the balance of your financial aid is awarded by NAU. How are classes scheduled? You will be registered for your MaricopaNursing classes through the nursing department. Course schedules will be posted on Blackboard. NAU courses are primarily online. Hybrid courses will be scheduled around MaricopaNursing courses. When do web-based classes start? The NAU Concurrent Program web-based classes start in the first semester of the MaricopaNursing program and continue throughout the 4 semesters. Where can I go for more information about this program? Detailed program information is provided at CEP Information Sessions. Register in your Application Status Page at www.nursing.maricopa.edu. When can I register for the NUR330 course? Following acceptance into the CEP, you will be given instructions about registering for NAU courses. Where do I go for academic advisement for this program? MCCD and NAU advisors are available for pre-application advisement at the individual campus that offers the CEP. Maricopa Community Colleges

GateWay Community College Andrea Romo [email protected] (602) 286-8184 Glendale Community College April Orr [email protected] (623) 845-3921 Paradise Valley Community College Chris Hunt [email protected] (602) 787-7062 Estrella Mountain Community College Clarissa Ruiz [email protected] (623) 935-8957 Mesa Community College Tuesdee Pfeiff [email protected] (480) 461-7208 Scottsdale Community College Carole Teel [email protected] (480) 423-6135

Northern Arizona University

Kinsey Cook [email protected] 1-800-426-8315 Barbara Mendez [email protected] 1-800-426-8315

*Maricopa tuition effective July 1, 2011 is $76.00 per credit hour.

** NAU tuition rates effective 11/1912 and subject to change due to AZ state budget appropriations.

Concurrent Associate/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program Course of Study: Fall Entry

The plan of study for fall entry into the MaricopaNursing/NAU Concurrent Program is outlined below and must be followed without deviation. In the event that modification of this course of study is absolutely necessary, approval by the Concurrent Program advisor is required. To maintain your status as a Concurrent Program student, you must be enrolled in a NAU every semester as noted below without exception.

Introductory Course Nursing as a Discipline and Profession Fall Nursing Theory and Science I Health Assessment for Registered Nurses Spring Nursing Theory and Science II Gerontology Summer Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Basic Principles in Palliative Care Fall Nursing Theory and Science III Family Nursing Roles Spring Nursing Theory and Science IV Nursing Clinical Capstone Manager of Care/Health Care Systems

(NAU) NUR 330 Semester I (MN) NUR 151 (NAU) NUR 307 Semester II (MN) NUR 171 (NAU) NUR 321 Semester III (NAU) NUR 390 (NAU) NUR 320 Semester IV (MN) NUR 251 (NAU) NUR 420 Semester V (MN) NUR 271 (MN) NUR 291 (NAU) NUR 424

Total: 3 credits 3 credits Total: 12 credits 10 credits 2 credits Total: 11 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits Total: 11 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 12 credits 7 credits 2 credits 3 credits

Graduate from MaricopaNursing with AAS degree; take and pass NCLEX-RN

Semester VI (NAU) NUR 427 (NAU) NUR 450C (NAU) NUR 408 Fall Public Health Nursing Nursing Leadership Fieldwork* Total: 10 credits 5 credits 3 credits 2 credits

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Concurrent Associate/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program Course of Study: Spring Entry

The plan of study for spring entry into the MaricopaNursing/NAU Concurrent Program is outlined below and must be followed without deviation. In the event that modification of this course of study is absolutely necessary, approval by the Concurrent Program advisor is required. To maintain your status as a Concurrent Program student, you must be enrolled in a NAU every semester as noted below without exception.

Introductory Course (NAU) NUR 330 Semester I (MN) NUR 151 (NAU) NUR 307 Semester II (NAU) NUR 390 (NAU) NUR 320 Semester III (MN) NUR 171 (NAU) NUR 321 Semester IV (MN) NUR 251 (NAU) NUR 420 Semester V (MN) NUR 271 (MN) NUR 291 (NAU) NUR 424 Nursing as a Discipline and Profession Spring Nursing Theory and Science I Health Assessment for Registered Nurses Summer Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Basic Principles in Palliative Care Fall Nursing Theory and Science II Gerontology Spring Nursing Theory and Science III Family Nursing Roles Fall Nursing Theory and Science IV Nursing Clinical Capstone Manager of Care/Health Care Systems Total: 3 credits 3 credits Total: 12 credits 10 credits 2 credits Total: 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits Total: 11 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 11 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 12 credits 7 credits 2 credits 3 credits

Graduate from MaricopaNursing with AAS degree; take and pass NCLEX-RN

Semester VI (NAU) NUR 427 (NAU) NUR 450C (NAU) NUR 408 Spring Public Health Nursing Nursing Leadership Fieldwork* Total: 10 credits 5 credits 3 credits 2 credits

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Concurrent Associate/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program Fast Track Course of Study: Fall Entry

The plan of study for fall entry into the MaricopaNursing/NAU Concurrent Program is outlined below and must be followed without deviation. In the event that modification of this course of study is absolutely necessary, approval by the Concurrent Program advisor is required. To maintain your status as a Concurrent Program student, you must be enrolled in a NAU every semester as noted below without exception.

Semester I (NAU) NUR 330 (NAU) NUR 321 Semester II (MN) NUR 151 (NAU) NUR 307 Semester III (MN) NUR 171 (NAU) NUR 320 Semester IV (NAU) NUR 390W (NAU) NUR 427 Semester V (MN) NUR 251 (NAU) NUR 420 (NAU) NUR 424 Semester VI (MN) NUR 271 (MN) NUR 291 (NAU) NUR 450C (NAU) NUR 408 Summer Nursing as a Discipline and Profession Gerontology Fall Nursing Theory and Science I Health Assessment for Registered Nurses Spring Nursing Theory and Science II Basic Principles in Palliative Care Summer Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Public Health Nursing Fall Nursing Theory and Science III Family Nursing Roles Manager of Care/Health Care Systems Spring Nursing Theory and Science IV Nursing Clinical Capstone Nursing Leadership Fieldwork* Total: 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits Total: 12 credits 10 credits 2 credits w/lab Total: 6 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 8 credits 3 credits 5 credits Total: 14 credits 8 credits 3 credits 3 credits Total: 14 credits 7 credits 2 credits 3 credits 2 credits

Graduate from MaricopaNursing with AAS degree and NAU BSN degree; take NCLEX-RN

Concurrent Associate/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program Fast Track Course of Study: Spring Entry

The plan of study for spring entry into the MaricopaNursing/NAU Concurrent Program is outlined below and must be followed without deviation. In the event that modification of this course of study is absolutely necessary, approval by the Concurrent Program advisor is required. To maintain your status as a Concurrent Program student, you must be enrolled in a NAU every semester as noted below without exception.

Semester I (NAU) NUR 330 (NAU) NUR 321 Semester II (MN) NUR 151 (NAU) NUR 307 Semester III (NAU) NUR 390W (NAU) NUR 320 Semester IV (MN) NUR 171 (NAU) NUR 424 Semester V (MN) NUR 251 (NAU) NUR 420 Semester VI (NAU) NUR 427 Semester VII (MN) NUR 271 (MN) NUR 291 (NAU) NUR 450C (NAU) NUR 408 Fall Nursing as a Discipline and Profession Gerontology Spring Nursing Theory and Science I Health Assessment for Registered Nurses Summer Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Basic Principles in Palliative Care Fall Nursing Theory and Science II Manager of Care/Health Care Systems Spring Nursing Theory and Science III Family Nursing Roles Summer Public Health Nursing Fall Nursing Theory and Science IV Nursing Clinical Capstone Nursing Leadership Fieldwork* Total: 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits Total: 12 credits 10 credits 2 credits w/lab Total: 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits Total: 11 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 11 credits 8 credits 3 credits Total: 5 credits 5 credits Total: 14 credits 7 credits 2 credits 3 credits 2 credits

Graduate from MaricopaNursing with AAS degree and NAU BSN degree; take NCLEX-RN

12 STEPS TO SUCCESS

STEP I: STEP 2: STEP 3: STEP 4: STEP 5: STEP 6: STEP 7: STEP 8: STEP 9: STEP 10: STEP 11: STEP 12:

Student wants to pursue Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) Student seeks advisement about course requirements for MaricopaNursing and NAU. Student applies to and is accepted into MaricopaNursing application pool. Student registers for and attends CEP Information Session. Student registers for and attends CEP Application Session. Student attends Application Session and submits CEP application, HESI A2 scores, and unofficial transcripts. CEP Acceptance Committee reviews applications and determines applicant acceptance. Alternate, or denial. Applicants selected for placement notified of status and accept/refuse placement. Admitted students apply to NAU Undergraduate Admissions--NAU Student Center and enroll in NUR 330. Student completes NUR 330 and begins MaricopaNursing/NAU CEP course of study. Student completes MaricopaNursing program and 20 NAU RN to BSN credits and graduates with AAS in Nursing and takes NCLEX-RN. Student completes final 10 credits of RN to BSN at NAU and is awarded BSN degree.

Maricopa Community Colleges District Office 2411 West 14th Street Tempe, Arizona 85281 Email: [email protected] Web: http://nursing.maricopa.edu Hotline: (480) 731-8264

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