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Adult Career Training: Practical Nursing


The purpose of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare students to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) 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 who meet the healthcare needs of the community in a variety of settings.

Practical Nursing includes instruction in:

Nursing roles and responsibilities 
Client care concerns & nurse-client relationships
Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing 
Interviewing & physical assessment 
Legal & ethical issues 
Cultural care considerations
Pain management & infection control 
Perioperative care & disaster situations
Integrative medicine & end-of-life care
Anatomy and physiology & pharmacology
Nursing management
Client education of the associated diseases and disorders


Start Date End Date Days Times Campus

Monday- Friday, daily

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

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Main Campus


Program Tuition: $14,000.00
Supply Fees: $2,950.00
Supply fees include: Student ID Badge, ATI Access, Consumable Lab Supplies
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Fees: $1105.00
Estimated out-of-pocket fees include:
DPS Fingerprint card -$70.00, Uniform (Scrubs, closed toe shoes, watch with second hand) -$80.00, Blood Pressure Kit -$25.00, Books -$500.00,
Arizona Board of Nursing Application Fee - $150.00,
Board of Nursing Fingerprint -$50.00, Pearson Vue NCLEX PN - $150.00, My Clinical Exchange - $40.00, Clinical Tracking - $100.00
Immunizations are not included in the estimate but are required for clinicals.
Length of Program: 1080 hours - Approx. 12 months
  • Advisement session with Nursing Director
  • High School Diploma/GED or higher degree from a recognized institution.  College transcripts (may be unofficial)
  • HESI exam with a minimum score of 70% in Basic Math & 70% in English Composite in the same test event and 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)
  • Valid government-issued photo ID (example: state-issued driver's 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 rotations
Funding Opportunities: 

For any financial assistance questions, please reach out to our Financial Aid Office at



Industry/Program Certification: Arizona Board of Nursing #96-130 
Licensure or Certification Information:
Career Pathways: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse