Concurrent enrollment in Maricopa Nursing at GCC puts your education on the fast track.

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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, 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.


    Thoroughly read the Welcome Letter and follow the directions.
    Return the following documents to the nursing department secretary Peggie Murillo.
    a. Sign and return the Student Acknowledgement Form (.pdf).
    b. Complete the Nursing Student Information Form (.pdf) (not the same as the GCC Information form needed for registration)
    c. FAX these documents to  (623) 845-3244 or scan and e-mail to or deliver to the nursing office in LS building, 2nd floor.
  3. BACKGROUND CHECK All MaricopaNursing students will be required to have a background check in addition to the Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card. Please complete Certified Background check no later than July 1 to ensure you have a "pass" status prior to enrollment.  

    The college is able to access background check results, so it is not necessary to send information regarding your pass/fail status. If you are unsure if you will pass a background check, you may do an optional Certified Background self-check to determine if you will pass and possibly clear any problems. Directions are on the website. You will be required to do an additional background check through Certified Background so the nursing department can obtain official results.
    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.
    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.
    Instructions will be provided at orientation and posted at a later date.
    Instructions will be provided at orientation and posted at a later date.
    Block 1 Students: plan to attend the mandatory Nursing Student Orientation on Thursday, July 28,  from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Student Union, SU104. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Glendale Association of Student Nurses (GASN). Please see agenda for more information.

    Block 3 Students: plan to attend the mandatory Nursing Student Orientation. We will notify you of dates, times, and locations.

    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.                              
    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 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.

    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
    Block 1 students need to purchase their tote bags before August 5 or as directed at orientation. Order forms will be available at orientation.
    Block 3 students need to purchase their tote bags before August 7. Order forms will be available at orientation.


  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.
    The book list  will be discussed at orientation. Text and E-book bundles offered at a reduced cost will be available in the GCC Bookstore and at the College Bookstore across 59th Avenue. You may be able to purchase textbooks online but wait until after orientation to hear about the possible advantages of buying a bundle or E-books. 
    Maricopa County Community Colleges District has contracted Collette's Uniforms and Apparel Pro for its Nursing Program students uniforms.
  4. 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.
  5. The Nursing Reference Center
    is the premier, evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. With Nursing Reference Center, nurses can get answers to questions quickly, strengthen their nursing skills, and read full-text journal articles anytime, and anywhere. Please familiarize yourself with this resource, which you will find useful when researching evidence-based practice information about diseases, medications, skills, and patient education. In the Nursing Reference Center, you can also register for CINAHL Education Modules, which are free and will provide you with Continuing Education Units (CEUs). When you complete any of these modules, be sure to print out your completion certificate and keep for your professional portfolio.  NOTE:  This database can only be accessed on campus.


Department Secretary


Room: LS-204
Phone: (623) 845-3210