Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program

Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program (BNFP).

Selective admissions to the BNFP is currently on hold. If you would like us to contact you when we have updated information, please fill out this form.

MaricopaNursing is available at eight of the ten colleges within the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD): Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale

South Mountain Community College is not a member of the MaricopaNursing consortium and does not offer the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) degree.

MaricopaNursing prerequisite and corequisite coursework is offered at SMCC. A brand new Science Complex will begin offering classes in the complex in the Spring of 2023.

If you would like to complete an admissions application for South Mountain Community College, you can select the following degree pathway:

  • The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Community Health provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in community health, integrative health, health care coordination, and related health systems fields. 
    *Please note: this degree does not prepare students to apply for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure after completion of the AA degree requirements. The degree contains many (but not all) of the MaricopaNursing prerequisite requirements.

To get an overview of the MaricopaNursing program, application requirements, and to access the online application, potential applicants are encouraged to review the MaricopaNursing website. Potential applications must attend an information session at their preferred college.

Information is subject to change at any time: 
For complete and most up to date details visit

Complete the MaricopaNursing Prerequisites. You only need these to apply! MaricopaNursing Applications are accepted year-round.

Course Prefix and Number or Admissions Requirement Course Description and Prerequisites
MAT14X or higher level math College Mathematics
ENG 101 or 107 First Year Composition
CHM130 and 130 LL Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Lab or one year of high school chemistry (C or better)
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I: prerequisites are BIO156, BIO181 or one year high school (HS) biology (C or better)
Program Requirements
NUR158, NCE150 or Completion of a Nurse Assistant (NA) course or a Nurse Assistant certification or license (CNA or LNA) SMCC does not offer any Nurse Assistant courses. Please review offerings at GWCC, GCC, MCC and PVCC
Obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
Complete the HESI A2 with scores of 80% or higher for English and 75% or higher for Math HESI A2 testing is available at the college Testing Centers who are members of the MaricopaNursing consortium

Apply to Maricopa Nursing – as soon as the above requirements are completed!

It is best to get in the Maricopa Nursing pool sooner rather than later.

At any time begin and complete the co-requisites for the MaricopaNursing program

Course Prefix and Number Course Description
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO205 Microbiology
Humanities Course Humanities (HU) 2-3 credits
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
CRE101 Critical Reading, test exempt, or Bachelor’s degree (within 10 years of application)
ENG102 First Year Composition

René Rosales is the Field of Interest (FOI) academic advisor for Health Sciences.

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