Practical Nursing Program Information


The Practical Nursing program prepares individuals to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) by providing a comprehensive course of study that combines theory with clinical practice. The program includes instruction in nursing roles and responsibilities, client care concerns, foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing, interviewing & physical assessment, legal & ethical issues, nurse-client relationships, cultural care considerations, pain management, infection control, perioperative care, disaster situations, integrative medicine and end-of life care, anatomy and physiology, nursing management, pharmacology, and client education of the associated diseases and disorders. Practical nursing students will also complete clinical rotations. 


Industry/Program Certification: Eligible to site for the  NCLEX PN - Licensed Practical Nurse

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Licensure or Certification Information:

Career Pathways: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse


Length of Program

1080 hours - Approx. 12 months



  • Advising Session with Nursing Director

  • High School Diploma/GED or higher degree from a recognized institution.  College transcripts (may be unofficial)

  • HESI exam, minimum score of 70% in Basic Math & 70% in English Composite in the same test event within the last two years

  • Certification in the health care field such as Certified/Licensed Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, or Emergency Medical Technician OR completion of any EVIT health program OR like experience of 1 year or 800 hours in the medical field (Veterinary assisting, Behavioral Health Technician, Patient Care Technician etc)

  • Current valid Level One DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card

  • Valid government issued photo ID (example: state-issued driver license)

  • Proof of legal residence per AZBN requirements will be necessary for licensure (see for a list of acceptable documents)

  • Note: Further health and safety documentation will be required to be eligible for clinical rotation

Program Tuition


Supply Fees*


* Supply Fees Include: ID Badge, ATI Access, Consumable lab supplies.

Estimated Out of Pocket Fees*


 *DPS Fingerprint card -$70.00, Uniform (Scrubs, close toe shoes, watch with second hand) -$80.00, Blood Pressure Kit -$25.00, CastleBrach - $45.00, Drug Screen -$35.00, Books -$500.00, Arizona Board of Nursing Application Fee - $150.00, Board of Nursing Fingerprinting -$50.00, Pearson Vue NCLEX PN - $150.00. Immunizations are not included in the estimate but are required for clinicals.

Funding Opportunities

  • Federal Student Aid/Financial Aid
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Tribal Funding for eligible students
  • Scholarships
  • Interest-free payment plans available

For any financial assistance questions, please reach out to our Financial Aid Office at [email protected]

 Start Date

 End Date





May 22, 2024                 

Monday - Friday, Daily*

* Clinical/class days and times will vary throughout the program and may include weekends. A schedule is provided by semester.

7:30am - 4:00pm*



Krissy Ballard

[email protected]  / 480-461-4028