The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to prepare qualified students for beginning employment as staff nurses giving direct care to clients. The program is fully accredited by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to make application to the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Yavapai College offers the nursing program on the Prescott, AZ and Verde Valley (Clarkdale, AZ) campuses. Verde Valley students will be required to travel to Prescott for occasional selected experiences.
The nursing faculty share the mission and values of Yavapai College. We are committed to contributing to the profession of nursing through teaching and service. We recognize that nursing students are unique, come from diverse backgrounds, and have individual learning needs. We believe that nursing is an art and science and that a sound nursing education curriculum integrates knowledge from the sciences and the humanities. The nursing curriculum is based on concepts relating to the client, health, environment, nursing therapeutics, and learning.