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MOHAVE COUNTY — The Mohave Community College Registered Nursing program is one of the best in the country, according to new rankings compiled by the website RNCareers.org.
“We rigorously evaluated 1,892 RN programs across the country on a number of factors important to nursing students,” said RNCareers.org representative and Registered Nurse Laura Jacobson.
“We are pleased to announce that Mohave Community College is one of the best nursing schools in the nation with a grade of 94.28 percent.”
Out of more than two dozen nursing programs in Arizona, the site ranks MCC among the top three.
Two factors that helped push the college to the top of the rankings are national board exam pass rates and job placement rates for graduates. Nearly 100 percent of recent MCC registered nursing graduates passed the national board exam on their first attempt, and the college has a 100 percent job placement rate for its graduates.
“We are honored to be recognized among the best in the country,” said June Weiss, MCC director of nursing programs. “Our staff and faculty deserve a huge thank you for their intent focus on the students and how we teach, train and prepare each student for a successful career.”
To help accomplish that, the college recently added high-tech Virtual Patient Simulation Centers to each of its campuses for nursing students. The centers feature a computerized replica of a human that can mimic health problems and injuries nurses see in real life.
Weiss said there is so much demand for the college nursing program that it will be offering classes in the evening and weekends in the fall of 2019. The schedule allows students more flexibility to maintain full time jobs while working on their career transition.
Registered Nurses in Mohave County earn an average salary of $72,250 per year, according to the most recent salary data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and preparing great nurses is something we’d like to acknowledge Mohave Community College for doing so well,” said Jacobson.
RNCareers.org is a team of nurse educators, nurse practitioners, RNs and LPNs who work to offer accurate information to those interested in pursuing a career as a nurse.The MCC Nursing program is currently accepting applications. Call 928-505-3638 or 1-866-MOHAVECC for more information.