Health and Exercise Science



PVCC’s Registered Nurse (RN) Information Session

Before meeting directly with a PV nursing advisor, it is mandatory that students attend a Nursing Information Session. Learn:

  • The admissions process / application / pre-requisites vs. co-requisites
  • The Truths vs. Myths about the “waitlist”
  • About BSN/MSN partners: ASU, NAU, Upper Iowa, GCU

Q Building, Room 401, Q-Bldg is located at 32nd St and Grovers

Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday,  Feb 14 - 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 13 - 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 - 4:30-6:00 pm

Before meeting directly with a PV nursing advisor, it is recommended that students attend a Nursing Info Session.


  • The admissions process
  • Application
  • Pre-requisites vs. Co-requisites
  • Truth vs. Myths about "The Waitlist"
  • About BSN/MSN Partners - ASU, NAE, Upper Iowa, GCU, Ottowa, University of Phoenix, Franklin Pierce University

This information session is intended for students interested in applying to the Registered Nurse (RN) program. It is not designed for students interested in CNA. If you are already on the waiting list, an LPN, a paramedic, or in another nursing program you should meet directly with a nursing advisor. Space is limited, so no children please. 

No need to register or sign up!  For info call 602.787.7060

Paramedic to RN program

Paramedic Bridge Information Sessions:

​SPRING 2017 --- Tuesdays, 2p-3p, Room G126

  • 3/7
  • 4/11

Register for an upcoming session

Learn more about the PVCC Paramedic to RN program.

For an application to the program, visit Then under Maricopa Nursing Programs, click on Advanced Placement PM to RN

General Overview

MCCCD health care programs has made changes to their student background check standards.   These changes are necessary for students admitted September 1, 2011 or after because some of MCCCD's largest clinical experience hospital partners have established more stringent background check standards for students that are equivalent to the background check standards the hospitals use when they are hiring their own new employees.  In order for MCCCD students to be able to continue to complete their required clinical experiences at local hospitals and to be eligible for employment after graduation, MCCCD students must meet these new standards.

MCCCD understands that some students who have been waiting to enroll in a program may not be able to attend based on the more stringent requirements that are now in place; however, students who cannot be placed in a clinical setting – and thus are unable to complete their program of study – will have wasted time, effort and educational investment.  In the interest of ensuring that students avoid this predicament as well as ensuring that MCCCD programs comply with the strict standards of all clinical agency partners, MCCCD must take direction from the clinical partners.

Please read all material related to the changes in admission requirements and continued enrollment in the both NURSING and Nurse Assistant Programs.

FAQ's On Admission Requirement Changes
Existing Student Enrollment Acknowledgement
New Student Enrollment Acknowledgement

The Maricopa Nursing Program is offered at eight Maricopa Community Colleges. A variety of course schedules are offered at selected sites and include full time, accelerated, part-time, and on-line options. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings. Students enrolled in the program rotate through health care facilities within a reasonable driving distance from the colleges. Nursing students work directly with patients, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and receive hands-on experience in all major specialty areas in community agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.

Completion of the nursing curriculum and general education degree requirements prepares students to take the national licensure exam and apply for licensure as registered nurses. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.

Inter-professional trauma simulations
Inter-professional trauma simulations
Inter-professional trauma simulations

“Inter-professional Education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, from, and
about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.”™

View the Inter-professional Trauma Simulation video

MaricopaNursing -Paradise Valley Community College PVCC is one of eight Maricopa County Community College District (MCCD) colleges that offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates of this nursing program are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), through the Arizona Board of Nursing, to become licensed registered nurses. At this time, there are several program options available at Paradise Valley Community College. We offer the Full-time Traditional Nursing Program for those students who have completed all prerequisite requirements and the Advanced Placement Nursing Program, which provides students who have completed a Practical Nursing Program or the Paramedic to PN Bridge Program the opportunity for "advance placement" into the program at Block 2 or 3.

Nursing Brochure

Paramedic Brochure