The nursing program spans four semesters, leading to the attainment of an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. Upon completion of the AAS Nursing degree, students are then eligible to undertake the NCLEX-RN, the national licensure examination, and apply for a Registered Nurse license. To attain the AAS Nursing degree, students are required to complete prerequisite courses to prepare them to apply to the nursing program, and then successfully complete the core nursing classes as well as fulfill the general education curriculum. For comprehensive details on degree requirements, please refer to our Program Requirements. Students should maintain regular communication with their academic advisor to guide them in shaping their degree plan and ensure they remain on the right track to fulfill the degree requirements.
Nursing Program Costs
AY 23-24 Nursing Program Costs
|1st Semester||$191/credit hour @ 10 credit hours|
|2nd Semester||$191/credit hour @ 9 credit hours|
|3rd Semester||$191/credit hour @ 9 credit hours|
|4th Semester||$191/credit hour @ 11 credit hours|
|Uniform (including shoes)||$100|
|Watch with second hand||$15|
|CPR (AHA BLS Provider)||$60 (2-year certification)|
|LNA license||$100 (2-year license)|
|Typhon Group Documentation Tracking Platform||$70 (one-time fee during first semester)|
|TB Skin Test||$12.50-$50** (renew yearly)|
|Influenza*||$30** (renew yearly by November 1st)|
|Hepatitis B (3 injections or positive titer)||$53 per dose** (titer $35)***|
|MMR (2 injections or positive titer)||$85/dose** (titer $85)***|
|Varicella (2 injections or positive titer) **||$150/dose** (titer $32)***|
|12 Panel Urine Drug Screen****||$67|
RN Licensing Fees (4th Semester)
|AZBN RN license application||$300|
|NCLEX-RN test registration (Pearson Vue)||$200|
Please note that these are approximate costs
**Source: Coconino County Health & Human Services
***Source: Sonora Quest Laboratories
****New requirement by Northern Arizona Healthcare for Fall 2023
Nursing Program Advisement
Please contact the Advising Department at the Lone Tree Campus, 928-226-4323, for initial advisement. Once students have had an initial appointment with an academic advisor and want to know more about the Nursing Program or the application process, then they may call 928-526-7640 to schedule an appointment.
RN to BSN and Transferability of Credits
Coconino Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and as a member of the North Central Association. All classes taken at CCC are transferable to other public and private educational institutions in Arizona. Additional courses will be required to meet requirements for the RN to BSN curriculum.
Concurrent Enrollment Program
CEP Info Session Video
The CCC nursing program is partnered with Northern Arizona University (NAU), Grand Canyon University (GCU), and Arizona State University (ASU) to provide a Concurrent Education Program (CEP). The CEP program provides a student the choice to apply to NAU, GCU, or ASU to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The student would take online courses through the university of their choice, while taking the core nursing classes in person at CCC. This allows a student to graduate and earn both an Associate degree and a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
CCC Nursing does not provide advising on the concurrent enrollment programs and cannot provide information to students regarding eligibility requirements or curriculums. If a prospective nursing student is interested in pursuing the Concurrent Enrollment Program, then it is suggested that they reach out to their advisor as well as a representative from each CEP partner.
Christina Bauer, Contact Form
|ASU||Brenna Tonelli, |
|GCU||Cheryl Galligan, |
Nursing Program Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I get started?
Meet with a CCC Academic Advisor: Call 928-226-4323 or visit the advising page for a full advising appointment. Be prepared with your CCC @ID number.
Meeting with an advisor ensures you understand course criteria, the fingerprinting process, program admission process, LNA guidance, and GPA expectations. Nursing admission criteria are subject to change, so students are encouraged to see an advisor every term to make sure they are on track. Additionally, attending a Nursing Application Information Session or meeting with someone from the Nursing Department is highly recommended for your nursing application.
2. What is the time commitment for the nursing program?
Nursing students are in the classroom for up to 8 hours per week and up to 12 hours per week in skills/simulation lab and/or clinical. In addition, students can expect up to 16 hours per week of study preparation. Additional class and study time is needed if students have co-requisites to complete or enrolled in CEP (Concurrent Enrollment Program). Please ensure you are able to make this commitment. It is important to understand that the nursing program is not a part-time commitment, but many students work part-time while in the program.
3. Do clinicals require travel?
While most of the clinical facilities are located within Flagstaff, students may be required to travel to clinical sites outside Flagstaff. Expenses associated with travel are the student's responsibility, as they must provide their own transportation to clinical.
4. Do I need access to a computer and the Internet?
Yes, it is strongly encouraged to purchase a laptop computer for the nursing program, as textbooks and assignments are web-based. All communication with faculty and nursing administration is required through CCC email or Canvas. Microsoft Office programs (Word and PowerPoint) as well as access to Google Drive are essential.
5. How do to I obtain an Arizona DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card?
Visit the AZ DPS website. Select “Apply for a Card” and choose Online Application. Create a portal account, select the “services” link at the top, select “fingerprint clearance card”. Log back into your portal account and visit the message center. You will receive a message with instructions on the next step, which is obtaining your fingerprints. You must get your fingerprints completed for the application to be processed.
You need a non-IVP card. Please choose “Health Science Student & Clinical Assistant” for the purpose of application.
6. What are the health records requirements for nursing students?
Nursing students must be able to perform many physical activities in the clinical setting. Minimum standards have been established for mobility, dexterity, vision, hearing, and prevention of the spread of infectious disease. These standards are consistent with the healthcare facilities in which students will participate. Technical standards and functional abilities of CCC nursing students are available in the Nursing Student Handbook, Appendix D.
Documentation of the following health requirements is required after acceptance to the nursing program. Immunization requirements are guided by the clinical facilities and are subject to change at any point. All health requirements must be kept up to date by the student and a copy provided to the nursing department.
- Confidential Medical History Form.
- Negative TB skin or blood test (must be current for the entire academic year) or a chest X-ray, or a Chest X-ray with symptom questionnaire.
- Evidence of two (2) measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines OR blood titer (must be read by physician), which shows immunity. *NOTE: rubella vaccine cannot be given to pregnant women.
- Evidence of two (2) varicella vaccines OR blood titer, which shows immunity (must be read by physician.)
- Hepatitis B vaccine series (3 shots) record or signature declining this vaccine (the program specialist can guide you to the declination form if you are accepted.)
- Tdap immunization within ten (10) years.
- Flu vaccine (annually by September 1st.)
- Evidence of full COVID Vaccination Status*
The following is also required to remain current while enrolled in the nursing program:
- AZ LNA license
- AZ DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
- AHA BLS Provider Certification
*CCC's nursing program collaborates with external organizations to offer essential clinical opportunities, which necessitate compliance with their COVID-19 vaccination policies. Thus, current policies mandate proof of full vaccination status for enrollment in our nursing program. Unvaccinated individuals face an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, potentially leading to the emergence of new variants and jeopardizing vulnerable groups, including hospitalized patients, nursing home residents, healthcare professionals, and immunocompromised peers. However, students may request a declination form if they opt not to receive the vaccine or cannot do so for medical or religious reasons, made available by contacting the nursing department.”
7. Is the COVID vaccine required for the nursing program?
CCC's nursing program collaborates with external organizations to offer essential clinical opportunities, which necessitate compliance with their COVID-19 vaccination policies. Thus, current policies mandate proof of full vaccination status for enrollment in our nursing program. Unvaccinated individuals face an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, potentially leading to the emergence of new variants and jeopardizing vulnerable groups, including hospitalized patients, nursing home residents, healthcare professionals, and immunocompromised peers. However, students may request a declination form if they opt not to receive the vaccine or cannot do so for medical or religious reasons, available by contacting the nursing department
Nursing Application - Fall 2024
The nursing program begins each Fall and Spring semester. The applications for the 2023-2024 academic year have closed, and the application for Fall 2024 will open Monday, December 4, and will close on Friday, March 1 at noon.
Information & Forms
Nursing Entrance Exam (ATI TEAS) Dates
- Monday, January 22, 2024: TEAS Attempt #1, in person, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 24, 2024: TEAS Attempt #1, in person, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 26, 2024: TEAS Attempt #1, in person, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Monday, February 12, 2024: TEAS Attempt #2, in person, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 16, 2024: TEAS Attempt #2, in person, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Nursing Application Information Sessions Dates
- Monday, October 23, 2023: Application Information Session, in person, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 17, 2024: Application Information Session, in person, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, February 8, 2024: Application Information Session, Zoom, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Zoom Meeting - Password: 290899
Nursing Application Frequently Asked Questions
1. How often are students admitted to the Nursing Program? How many students will be selected?
The nursing program admits up to 20 students to begin each Fall semester and 20 students to begin each Spring semester.
2. What is required for my application?
Please reference the Application Tip Sheet as well as the Application Instructions posted on this website in detail as well as meet with your advisor to determine what you need with your application. Below are the key points:
- Pre-requisite courses completed: ENG 101, ENG 102, MAT 140 (or higher), BIO 201, BIO 202, and CHM 130
- Grade of “C” or higher in all pre-requisite courses
- Pre-requisite grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale or higher
- A minimum of 67.1% on TEAS test taken after October 1st for March 1st deadline
- LNA license or completion of a registered Nursing Assistant Program in the semester immediately preceding the application deadline (e.g. Fall semester for March deadline)
- The following necessary attachments with your application:
- Unofficial Transcripts
- ATI TEAS Test results
- LNA License verification from the Arizona Board of Nursing or Certificate of Completion from a registered Nursing Assistant Program in the semester immediately preceding the application deadline.
3. How do you determine acceptance to the nursing program?
Points are awarded based on the following 5 categories. The points are totaled and ranked from highest to lowest, and the top students will be accepted into the program (up to 20 students each application cycle). Entrance into the nursing program is competitive, and there is no waiting list. Applicants with completed applications who are not selected for a cycle are invited to reapply for admission and their application will be awarded additonal points. Please see the Selection Criteria Grid available above.
- GPA in pre-requisite courses
- ATI TEAS score.
- Five (5) or more credits taken at CCC.
- 40 hours of direct patient care (through employment, volunteer work, or fulfilling the clinical requirement in a Nursing Assistant course) in the past six months.
- Qualified applicant in the previous cycle
4. What is the ATI TEAS exam? Do I have to take this specific exam?
CCC’s nursing program requires that applicants take the ATI TEAS exam before applying to the nursing program, and the TEAS test must be taken within five months of the application deadline (between October 1 and March 1 for a March 1 deadline).
The test will be offered in the months prior to the application deadline at CCC. Please see above for the ATI TEAS testing dates.
ATI TEAS scores from other institutions are also accepted with the nursing program application. Students can take the TEAS test as many times as they are allowed by ATI in addition to/in lieu of the attempts on CCC campus. However, this is a separate registration process through the ATI TEAS website and must be scheduled at the ATI Testing Webpage. Please visit the website for fees and more information.
Testing Fees: The test fee for ATI TEAS for the Spring 2024 Application period will be $85.
Test Prep: Materials are available to prepare for the exam. Those items can be found by visiting the ATI TEAS Test Prep Webpage.
To Register: Students can register for the test by selecting a date and paying the fee online. Registration links can be found above.
Please contact the Nursing Department if there are any questions regarding TEAS testing.
5. What are the average scores for accepted applicants?
The Fall 2023 accepted cohort had an average Selection Criteria Grid score of 416.8 out of a potential 535 points. Their average prerequisite GPA stood at 3.72, and the average TEAS score was 83.5. Averages for the Spring 2024 cohort are not yet reported.
Notably, for the Fall 2024 application, the selection criteria grid has been adjusted, reducing the maximum available points to 525, which is 10 points lower than in previous cycles
What are the changes to the application from Spring 2024 to Fall 2024?
- Co-requisite Criterion Eliminated on Matrix: We have eliminated the criterion for having co-requisites completed, and so the total number of points on the criteria matrix is 525 instead of 535. Students will not see a place to enter their co-requisites on the application, and this information will be gathered after an offer of admission.
- LNA proof: We are still either requiring an active Arizona LNA license or completion of a Nursing Assistant course the semester immediately prior to application with certificate of completion. In the previous cycles, we have required that students submit proof of a completed application and provide proof through supporting documents, but we are only requiring that certificate of completion. Remember, this is only for students who have completed their LNA training the semester immediately prior to the application (e.g. Fall semester for March application). The Nursing Assistant course cannot be in progress at the time of application. A valid LNA license is still a requirement to enroll in the nursing program, and therefore we still strongly recommend that students submit the LNA application as soon as possible, given variable response times from the AZ Board of Nursing.
- TEAS test: The national program average for the TEAS test has increased to 67.1% from 66.1%, and it is therefore our new threshold for our program.
- DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card: We are no longer requiring the DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card to be provided with your application, but it is still a requirement to be submitted when you provide your documents to enroll.
- Healthcare Verification Form: this form has been made easier to complete and may be entered by the applicant and then signed by the supervisor or clinical instructor. Please upload the most recent form found on our website.
Please note that CCC is not responsible for publications by other colleges and universities regarding admission requirements to the CCC Nursing Program.
Can't find the answer to your question here?
Please contact the Program Specialist II of Nursing and Allied Health at 928-526-7640 or the main Fourth Street Campus at 928-526-7600.