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.
The Practical Nursing Program is fully approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing.
The Practical Nursing Program provides a foundation for career mobility with the associate or baccalaureate professional nursing programs.
For more information regarding the Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate, see the Practical Nursing webpage.
The Practical Nursing program is located in Kingman at the Detroit Avenue Center Building.
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.
Required Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6
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 -
Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 - and -
Healthcare Provider Level CPR training - and -
CNA or equivalent to be approved by Director of program - and -
The student must also have an acceptable background check, an AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance card, and meet the physical requirements for the course.