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Practical Nurse

Career Training Certificate

Get comprehensive training and practical experience in nursing while preparing to become a licensed practical nurse.  This program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.  Students may complete this program exclusively on weekdays or exclusively on evenings/weekends.

Note:  This is a clock-hour, non-credit certificate offered through the PCC Center for Training and Development. 

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options:  After passing the National Council Licensure Examination, seek employment in a doctor's office, clinic, long-term care facility, assisted living facility, hospital or other health care settings.

Training Options: Pursue an associate's degree in nursing.  Completion of this certificate, successfully passing the LPN exam, and completing all pre-requisite courses provides students with special admissions into the PCC associate's degree in nursing program.

More Information: Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more.

Program Requirements

Requirement Modules

Module # Title Hours
HO 810 Nursing Assistant
HO 818 Orientation to Anatomy and Microbiology
HO 819 Health Care Fundamentals 60
HO 861 Introduction to Practical Nursing 220
HO 872 Practical Nursing A - PN Patient Care 220
HO 874 Practical Nursing B - PN Patient Care 220
HO 882 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing for the Practical Nurse 120
HO 887 Pediatric Nursing for the Practical Nurse 120
HO 890 Transition to PN Practice 120
Total 1,350
Additional training is suggested:
HO 716 NCLEX-PN Preparation 30
Total with optional modules 1,380