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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 in 13 months or less.

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.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

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
* Students who have completed the Nursing Assistant or the Anatomy & Physiology module may be eligible for advanced placement.  Please provide official transcripts for coursework and current licenses in good standing for nursing assistant.