THE APPLICAITON PERIOD FOR THE 2017-2018 COHORT IS NOW CLOSED.
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The mission of the Practical Nurse Certificate (PNC) 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 Certificate 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 75% grade or better (No Rounding--74.9% is not a 75%). If one does not meet the 75% pass grade required to complete program, then the person will need to start program over from the beginning.
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. (NAU accepts the PNC courses as a CTE elective).
Admission and Clinical Facility Requirements:
Complete program admission package - and - Demonstrate evidence of potential for success in a community college Practical Nursing program through an acceptable score on TEAS VI 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
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