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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing-PN - Certificate

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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.


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Total Prerequisites Credits: 6-11

Fall Semester I Credits: 14

Spring Semester II Credits: 12

Summer Semester III Credits: 6

Total Certificate Credits: 32

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