Familiarity with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is important to your future career in the healthcare industry. You must know the law regarding patient confidentiality, fraud, and other matters. Take this 20-minute practice test (a self-assessment) to help you prepare for your exam.
Nursing Student Handbook
The MaricopaNursing Student Handbook (.pdf) details the nursing program information, learning outcomes, progression and retention, and all guidelines for students.
NCLEX Application Information
When you fill out the NCLEX licensure application follow these tips to expedite the processing:
- Fill out line 5 to read: Maricopa Community Colleges
- For those persons for whom this is their first degree, fill out line 7 for highest degree held (if other than the original program) with the particular college that awarded the degree (e.g. Glendale Community College).
- If a student already has a BS or other higher degree, indicate the site on the nursing program attended line (#5) with initials indicating the program e.g. "Maricopa Community Colleges GC."
Following these tips makes it easier for the State Board to match the program completion certificates and fingerprint results with the correct person, and to issue authorizations and licenses faster.
It is every nurse's professional duty to be active in a professional organization. Glendale Community College offers nursing students two organizations on campus:
We have identified popular associations and organizations who award scholarships to nursing students. Others may be available.
Other Resources on the Web
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Directory of accredited nursing programs at all levels
Graduate Education in Public Health
Nurse Without Borders
The Arizona Nurse (The Official Publication of the Arizona Nurses Foundation)