October 2, 2023

Mountain Vista Medical Center and Jersey College Open Hospital-Based Nursing Program

MESA- Mountain Vista Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, and Jersey College have partnered to establish a School of Nursing on the hospital’s campus, serving the greater East Valley. The Jersey College Hospital-Based Professional Nursing Program is a six-semester program, culminating in an associate degree in nursing, providing its graduates with opportunities to become a registered nurse.

“Jersey College and Mountain Vista Medical Center have worked together for many months to develop a unique nursing education experience,” said Greg Karzhevsky, Chancellor of Jersey College. “From our initial meetings, the Mountain Vista Hospital leadership team has shared our vision for this collaborative model of educating future nurses to care for patients in the East Valley.”

With more than 10,000 square feet of classroom and office space, the nursing program combines the teaching experience of a college and the clinical expertise of a hospital. This hospital-based track offers students the ability to learn the art and science of nursing from within a hospital setting. Students are able to experience a seamless transition from classroom theory to clinical application.

“The need for nurses in Arizona and across the country has been high for some time and is expected to continue,” said Patrick Dunn, Steward Health Care Arizona Market Chief Nursing Officer. “Among other factors driving need, nurses have many employment options. We believe that engaging with well-educated students to share the values, philosophies and practices of Mountain Vista will help us care for our communities into the future.”

Jersey College Nursing School inaugural classes begin in January 2024 and students can enroll now by visiting or call (480) 520-8911.