CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

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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 and the application is placed into the applicant pool (queue).
   Complete all MaricopaNursing and NAU prerequisite and co-requisite 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.
   Register for and attend a Application Session. Registration only available after attending an Information Session.
   Complete the CEP application, available only at the CEP Information Session.
   Submit copies of your HESI A2 or NET scores, unofficial transcripts, and (2) two professional letters of
    recommendation (dated within one year) with the application.
   Meet all Health and Safety requirements of MaricopaNursing and NAU School of Nursing after acceptance into the
    CEP.
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REQUIRED PRE AND CO-REQUISITES:
  MaricopaNursing Prerequisites and Co-requisites               Additional NAU Prerequisites
  BIO 156/181 or one year of high school biology                Principles of Human Nutrition (FON 241)*
  First Year Composition (ENG 101 and ENG 102)*                 Human Pathophysiology (HCR 240)*
  Chemistry (CHM 130, CHM 130LL) or HS chemistry                Statistics (PSY 230 or MAT 206)*
  Critical Reading (CRE 101) or test exempt                     College Mathematics (MAT 142 or higher)*
  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 120 or higher)                      Developmental Psychology (PSY 240)*
  Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)*                         Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (6 credits)**
  Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (BIO 201; BIO 202)*       Cultural Understanding (6 credits)**
  Microbiology (BIO 205)*
  Humanities Elective (2 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 and at an Application 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 accepted placement into a MaricopaNursing Program, you are not eligible to transfer into the CEP.


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.


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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 will be offered at one of the MaricopaNursing program sites. The initial cohort will be offered at Glendale
Community College in the fall of 2011, and additional cohorts are planned in 2012 at GateWay Community College, Me-
sa Community College, and Scottsdale Community College. All NAU courses are taught online or hybrid, and NAU hy-
brid courses will be taught at either the NAU North Phoenix Campus or at a Maricopa College campus.

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 Infor-
mation 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 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 is completed
through your MaricopaNursing Student Status page.

What should I bring to the Application Session?
Please bring completed CEP Application, (2) two professional letters of recommendation (dated within one year), copies
of your unofficial college transcripts, and NET and/or HESI A2 scores.

What are we looking for in a potential candidate that is applying for the CEP?
Applications that meet eligibility requirements will be reviewed and student selection will be based on GPA, HESI A2 or
NET scores, and (2) two professional letters of recommendation (dated within one year). Ideal candidates will have all
prerequisite and co-requisite courses completed prior to applying to the program. More than (2) two letters of
recommendation will not be accepted.

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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (continued)
If I will not be finished with all of my prerequisite and co-requisite courses the semester before I plan to start
the program, can I still apply for the CEP?
Priority is given to applicants who have completed all required pre and co-requisites prior to application. However, you
can still apply for the program if you have 7 or fewer remaining credits of in-progress courses at the time of your
application to the CEP. Also, if you are provisionally accepted into the CEP you must pass all in-progress courses with
a grade of “B” or better.

How much does the CEP cost?
Tuition costs* for the 35 credits of MaricopaNursing AAS courses = approximately $2,660
(Maricopa tuition effective July 1, 2011 is $76.00 per credit hour )
Textbooks, supplies and course fees are additional.
Tuition costs* for the required 30 credits of NAU BSN courses = approximately $9,510
Textbooks, supplies, and course fees are additional.
*Tuition rates effective 2/15/11 and subject to change due to AZ state budget appropriations.

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 post-
ed 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. There is also a summer semester that includes 6 NAU credits.

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                                 Northern Arizona University

      GateWay Community College             Mesa Community College                         Stephanie Sinner
             Andrea Romo                          Tuesdee Pfeiff                       stephanie.sinner@nau.edu
   andrea.romo@gwmail.maricopa.edu     tuesdee.pfeiff@mcmail.maricopa.edu                   (928) 523-7845
            (602) 286-8184                       (480) 461-7208
       Glendale Community College         Scottsdale Community College                             Jill Rust
                  April Orr                         Carole Teel                             jill.rust@nau.edu
      april.orr@gcmail.maricopa.edu     carole.teel@sccmail.maricopa.edu                     (928) 523-6768
               (623) 845-3921                     (480) 423-6135


Where may I go for more information about this program?
Detailed program information is provided at CEP Information Sessions. Register at www.nursing.maricopa.edu.

When can I register for the NUR330 course?
Once you apply and are accepted into the CEP.                                                                      5
         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                                                                   Total: 3 credits
    (NAU) NUR 330               Nursing as a Discipline and Profession                    3 credits

    Semester I                  Fall                                                      Total: 12 credits
    (MN) NUR 151                Nursing Theory and Science I                              10 credits
    (NAU) NUR 307               Health Assessment for Registered Nurses                   2 credits

    Semester II                 Spring                                                    Total: 11 credits
    (MN) NUR 171                Nursing Theory and Science II                             8 credits
    (NAU) NUR 321               Gerontology                                               3 credits

    Semester III                Summer                                                    Total: 6 credits
    (NAU) NUR 390               Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing           3 credits
    (NAU) NUR 320               Basic Principles in Palliative Care                       3 credits

    Semester IV                 Fall                                                      Total: 11 credits
    (MN) NUR 251                Nursing Theory and Science III                            8 credits
    (NAU) NUR 420               Family Nursing Roles                                      3 credits

    Semester V                  Spring                                                    Total: 12 credits
    (MN) NUR 271                Nursing Theory and Science IV                             7 credits
    (MN) NUR 291                Nursing Clinical Capstone                                 2 credits
    (NAU) NUR 424               Manager of Care/Health Care Systems                       3 credits

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

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

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         Concurrent Associate/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program
                       Course of Study: Spring 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                                                                 Total: 3 credits
    (NAU) NUR 330              Nursing as a Discipline and Profession                   3 credits

    Semester I                 Spring                                                   Total: 12 credits
    (MN) NUR 151               Nursing Theory and Science I                             10 credits
    (NAU) NUR 307              Health Assessment for Registered Nurses                  2 credits

    Semester II                Summer                                                   Total: 6 credits
    (NAU) NUR 390              Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing          3 credits
    (NAU) NUR 320              Basic Principles in Palliative Care                      3 credits

    Semester III               Fall                                                     Total: 11 credits
    (MN) NUR 171               Nursing Theory and Science II                            8 credits
    (NAU) NUR 321              Gerontology                                              3 credits

    Semester IV                Spring                                                   Total: 11 credits
    (MN) NUR 251               Nursing Theory and Science III                           8 credits
    (NAU) NUR 420              Family Nursing Roles                                     3 credits

    Semester V                 Fall                                                     Total: 12 credits
    (MN) NUR 271               Nursing Theory and Science IV                            7 credits
    (MN) NUR 291               Nursing Clinical Capstone                                2 credits
    (NAU) NUR 424              Manager of Care/Health Care Systems                      3 credits

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

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

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                              12 STEPS TO SUCCESS




STEP 1:   Student wants to pursue Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP).


STEP 2:   Student is referred to advisement about course requirements for MaricopaNursing and NAU.


STEP 3:   Student applies to and is accepted into the MaricopaNursing queue.


STEP 4:   Student registers for and attends CEP Information Session.


STEP 5:   Student registers for and attends CEP Application Session.


STEP 6:   Student attends Application Session and submits admission checklist, CEP application, HESI/
          NET scores, unofficial transcripts and (2) two professional letters of recommendation.

STEP 7:   CEP Acceptance Committee reviews applications and determines accepted, in-progress
          acceptance, alternate, or denial.

STEP 8:   Applicants selected for placement notified of status and accept/refuse placement.


STEP 9:   Selected students apply to NAU Undergraduate Admissions—NAU Student Center and enroll in
          NUR330.

STEP 10: Student completes NUR330 and begins MaricopaNursing/NAU CEP course of study.


STEP 11: Student graduates with AAS in Nursing with Maricopa and takes NCLEX-RN.


STEP 12: Student completes, final 10 credits of RN to BSN at NAU and is awarded BSN degree.


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   2411 West 14th Street
   Tempe, Arizona 85281

Email: nursing@domail.maricopa.edu
 Web: http://nursing.maricopa.edu
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