This Practical Nursing program is a program designed to prepare students with prior health care experience (such as a Certified Nursing Assistant or an experienced Medical Assistant) to function as members of the health care team under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician and/or registered nurse in a variety of health care settings. Students gain understanding of physiological, psychological, pathological, and basic nursing care needs of medical surgical patients across the life span, pregnant and post-partum patients, neonates, infants, and children while maintaining a safe environment for patients and their families.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate receives a certificate of proficiency and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful passage of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate is eligible to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Arizona.
Admission requirements are:
Completion program admission package. Must be a certified nursing assistant or equivalent (with Director/Faculty approval). Health policy will be the same as for the RN program.