Practical Nurse

The purpose of the Practical Nurse Program is to prepare students to become Licensed Practical Nurses by providing a comprehensive course of study that combines theory with clinical practice. 

The curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills that will enable them to become safe and competent practitioners of practical nursing.

The Practical Nurse program has a mission to provide competent, employable nurses that meet the health care needs of the community in a variety of settings.

Prerequisites
  • Advising Session with Nursing Director
  • High School Diploma/GED or high school transcripts showing graduation status
  • College transcripts (may be unofficial)
  • TEAS Test or HESI exam, minimum score of 70% in Basic Math & 70% in English Composite within the last two years
  • Medical experience including Certified/Licensed Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant certification, Certified Caregiver or Emergency Medical Technician certification
  • Current valid Level One DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Notarized Felony Reporting Form
  • Valid government issued photo ID (example: state-issued driver license)
  • Proof of legal residence per AZBN requirements (see www.azbn.gov for a list of acceptable documents)
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Must provide proof of health insurance.
  • Note: Further health and safety documentation will be required to be eligible for clinical rotation


Certification

Arizona Board of Nursing #96-130


Length of Program

1080 clock hours; approximately 12 months in length


Schedule (may vary from course to course)

• Monday-Thursday
• 7:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.
• Followed by a weekly skills session. 

Verify with an admissions specialist for your particular schedule.

Contact an Advisor for Dates:
480-461-4013

Funding Opportunities
Federal student aid for those who qualify, G.I. Bill, and tribal funding for eligible students, scholarships, and interest-free payment plans available.

Average Starting Salary Range

$16.67 to $23.39 per hour
*Pay may vary due to the shift worked, previous work experience and employer salary range


Career Pathways
Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse

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