AVONDALE, Arizona – Top-notch nursing students at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) will be offering free health screenings to the community on Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the EMCC campus, located on 3000 N. Dysart Rd. in Avondale.
Each screening station will have nursing faculty and teams of students performing simple tests and providing personalized information and handouts. If needed or desired, individuals can then share results with their physician or healthcare provider for follow-up and guidance in implementing healthier lifestyle options. The testing will be private, professional and friendly, and no appointments are necessary. Spanish speaking personnel will be available.
· Blood pressure checks
· Blood sugar checks
· Cholesterol level checks
· BMI (Body Mass Index)
· Waist to hip ratio
· Diabetes information
· Nutrition information
· Exercise and fitness information
· Stress management information
EMCC is one of eight Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) colleges that offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing. Graduates of this nursing program are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), through the Arizona State Board of Nursing to become licensed as registered nurses.
The college offers two options for individuals interested in a career in nursing. The AAS degree in Nursing provides eligibility to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Nursing Assistant (NA) provides eligibility to apply for certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). All programs are approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing and the AAS program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).