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What is Nursing?

Nursing, as an integral part of the health care system, encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care and other community settings. Within this broad spectrum of health care, the phenomena of particular concern to nurses are individual, family, and group "responses to actual or potential health problems" (ANA, 1980, P.9). These human responses range broadly from health restoring reactions to an individual episode of illness to the development of policy in promoting the long-term health of a population.

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Program Resources

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  Apply for the Nursing AAS Program   Apply for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)    Apply for the LPN to RN Advanced Placement


Accreditation Information

The associate of applied science nursing program at Yavapai College at the Prescott Campus, Prescott, AZ, and Verde Valley Campus at Clarkdale, AZ is accredited by the:

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Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

azbn-logo-90x90.pngArizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-7800

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate of applied science nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at: http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm


(928) 717-7777
(800) 922-6787


Special application is required for admission to the nursing program. It is recommended that students work closely with their advisor to ensure all application requirements are fully met. A Nursing Applicant Information Guide, available from the Advising Center and online at the Nursing website, describes program prerequisites and application process

Additional Program Information

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