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 Practical Nursing program is a student centered program that provides learning opportunities in various settings where students work directly with registered nurses, Doctors, and other healthcare professionals to deliver delegated medical skills within the PN scope of practice. The program stresses meeting basic needs within a frame work of normal growth and development throughout the life span. Learning experiences are developed utilizing the nursing process as a framework for training the practical nursing student. Emphasis is placed on quality, safe practice, and the scope of practice of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Past experience and personal initiative are all considered important for success in this program.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate receives a certificate of proficiency and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). With successful passage of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate is eligible to practice within the scope of practice of the Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Arizona.
Requirements for Graduation:
Passing all core nursing courses with a "C" grade or better.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a "C" or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
Complete program admission package - and - Demonstrate evidence of potential for success in a community college Practical Nursing program through an acceptable score on either the HESI A2 or TEAS assessment test - and -
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Practical Nurse application packets and the PN Student Handbook are available on the right-hand side of this page.
Required Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6
Practical Nurses Certificate Program
First Time Pass Rate
Second Time Pass Rate
NAP 115 APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 5:00 P.M. AUGUST 1, 2016. ALL STUDENT DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THAT DATE.
The mission of the Nursing Assistant program is to meet the health care needs of our communities in which we serve.
After successful completion of the semester long program, the Nursing Assistant is qualified to sit for the state certification exam. A graduate is eligible for employment at many facilities as a Nursing Assistant, however with certification, employment options are greater and pay is also affected.
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.
Nurse Assistant Certification Pass Rates
First Time Pass Rate