practical nursing

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


  • 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 with a score of 70% or better & Medical Experience.
  • Arizona Board of Nursing Nurse Assistant License, Medical Assistant Certification and/or Emergency Medical Technician Certification required
  • 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 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


Arizona Board of Nursing #96-130

Length of Program

1080 clock hours; approximately 12 months in length

Schedule (may vary from course to course)

8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Verify with an admissions specialist for your particular schedule.

Contact an Advisor for Dates:

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

Occupational Profile

Consumer Information

Licensure Information



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