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Welcome Nursing Student

Welcome to the Glendale Community College Nursing Program. You are about to embark on an exciting and challenging educational journey that will prepare you to be a caring, competent graduate nurse. 

This page provides instructions that should be completed prior to your first day in Block 1. Further information will be provided at orientation. If you have questions after reading this page, please e-mail the Nursing Department at peggie.murillo@gccaz.edu, and your message will be sent to the appropriate person.

If for any reason you decide not to begin the MaricopaNursing Program at GCC, please contact the department as soon as possible so we can give your space to someone else.

TO DO LIST

  1. WELCOME LETTER
    Thoroughly read the Welcome Letter and follow the directions.
     
  2. COMPLETE DOCUMENTS
    Return the following documents to the nursing department secretary Peggie Murillo.
    a. Sign and return the Student Acknowledgement Form (.pdf).
    b. FAX these documents to (623) 845-3244 or scan and e-mail to p.murillo@gccaz.edu or deliver to the nursing office in LS building, 2nd floor.
     
  3. BACKGROUND CHECK 
    To comply with agency requirements and ensure the safety of our clinical patients, all MaricopaNursing students are required to have a background check through CastleBranch in addition to the Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance card.  MaricopaNursing district office should have e-mailed you a code with directions or you can download it.  Please complete before November 15 to ensure you have a "PASS" status prior to registration and orientation. Cost is $67.  
     
  4. HEALTH & SAFETY DOCUMENTATION
    Please start gathering your Health & Safety Documentation. Review the Health and Safety Guidelines for information on requirements, the health care provider signature form, and the essential functions guidelines. At orientation, you will be instructed on how to upload your Health and Safety documents into Certified Profile and My Clinical Exchange.
     
  5. NURSING STUDENT HANDBOOK
    Review the Nursing Student Handbook (.pdf) prior to orientation and be prepared to sign the verification form stating that you have read and understood the contents. The form will be provided at orientation.
     
  6. MY CLINICAL EXCHANGE 
    Instructions will be provided at orientation and posted at a later date.
     
  7. ONLINE CLINICAL TUTORIALS
    Instructions will be provided at orientation and posted at a later date.
     
  8. MANDATORY ORIENTATION
    Block 1 Students: plan to attend the mandatory Nursing Student Orientation on Wednesday, July 19,  from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union, SU104DE. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Glendale Association of Student Nurses (GASN). Please see the agenda for more information.

    If you do not come to orientation, your space in the program will be forfeited (except in cases of emergency or if permission has been given by instructor). Work schedules are not a legitimate reason to miss orientation.                              
  9. REGISTER FOR REQUIRED CLASSES
    Register for appropriate block lecture and a clinical section; NUR104AB is optional but highly recommended.  
    a. New GCC Students must complete the online GCC Student Information Form at my.maricopa.edu. Click on “New Student.”
    b. Block 1 cohort course schedules, sections, and directions on how to register. 
    c. Advanced Placement students, please see your Block 3 traditional/weekend or hybrid welcome letter for course schedules, sections, and directions on how to register.

  10. OPTIONAL CLASSES
    In order to optimize your success in the nursing program, GCC offers optional classes to better prepare you for class and your nursing career. Check the online schedule for dates and times, these will also be discussed at orientation. You may register for these classes after orientation at any time up to the day before classes begin. 

    Optional classes include: Beginning Math NCE214MO, Structured Review NUR104AB, and Medical Terminology HCC145.
     
  11. Tote Bag
    All new students need to purchase their tote bags before August 1 or as directed at orientation. Order forms will be available at orientation.
     
  12. TEXTBOOKS/ONLINE COURSES
    Evolve Print plus E and E-book only bundles  with online software products will be available in the GCC bookstore.  The book list will be provided at orientation.  These provide significant savings over purchasing products separately. This will be discussed further at orientation. Some assignments will be due the first day of classes.  
     

GETTING READY FOR GCC Nursing

  1. Nursing and Allied Health Pre-requisite Refresher 
    The Nursing and Allied Health Refresher Math, Anatomy, Reading Refresher Course (MARRC) is a self-paced, free, online course that will help you to prepare for nursing school through videos, discussions, activities and quizzes. To get started, download our instructions on self-enrollment.
  2. UNIFORMS
    Maricopa County Community Colleges District has contracted Collette's Uniforms and Apparel Pro for its Nursing Program students uniforms.
     
  3. Legal Limitation for Nurse licensure
    The Arizona State Board of Nursing has specific regulations and legal limitations (.pdf) regarding granting licensure to anyone with a past felony conviction.

Contact:

Department Secretary

Staff

Room: LS-204
Phone: (623) 845-3210
p.murillo@gccaz.edu