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Practical Nurse & Certified Nursing Assistant

Practical Nurse

The mission of the Practical Nurse (PN) program is to meet the health care needs of the communities in which we serve. We will inspire excellence in a student-centered learning environment.

The PN program provides students the opportunity for gainful employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse within one year. The PN program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is offered in Kingman at the Detroit Avenue Center.

Upon completion of the three-semester program, which begins each Fall, the student will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN. Once the national exam has been passed, the graduate is eligible to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse at many different places. For career and job opportunities, you can visit O*NET OnLine.

Practical Nurse applications packets and the PN Student Handbook are available on the right-hand side of this page.

Practical Nurses Certificate Program Pass Rates 2012 2013 2014
First Time Pass Rate 87% 94.4% 80%
Second Time Pass Rate n/a 100% 100%

Certified Nursing Assistant

The mission of the Nursing Assistant program is to meet the health care needs of our communities in which we serve.

The Nursing Assistant program provides students the opportunity for gainful employment as a nursing assistant within one semester. After successful completion of the semester long program the student will be eligible to take the state test for certification and then will be able to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant in multiple settings.

The Nursing Assistant program is offered on all four campuses, and is an active participant with the Jted/WAVE programs. The Nursing Assistant program is offered in the fall and spring semesters. Summer programs are dependent upon instructor availability.

Nursing Assistant application packets are available on the right-hand side of this page.

Required Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6

Certified Nursing Assistant Program Pass Rate
Yr/Semester Enrolled Completed Tested Certified 1st Pass % 1st Pass
2010 Fall  55  39  27 16  62
2011 Spring  39  32  18  11  61
2011 Summer  44 (26)  44 (26)  27 (26)  19 (18)  72
2011 Fall  65  61  48  27  56
2012 Spring  67  62  46  32  70
2012 Summer  49 (33)  39 (25)  20  13  65
2012 Fall  52  49  48  43  90
2013 Spring  32  30  30  19  63
2013 Summer  31  30  30  21  70
2013 Fall  65  61  55  31  56
2014 Spring  70  60  53  45  85