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Arizona LPN Programs

Arizona LPN Training

A career as an LPN is challenging and rewarding, and allowing individuals to fulfill their desire to help others and improve the health of the community. Becoming a registered nurse can take many years of training, but in about a year, a person can start working as a licensed practical nurse, providing much needed support to doctors and nurses.

Doctors and nurses are responsible for making major decisions about patient diagnoses and treatment, but they rely on the support of well-trained assistants like LPNs to help them carry out these treatment plans. Licensed practical nurses are there to provide patients with basic bedside care and to facilitate better communication between nurses and patients. For anyone who likes working with people and has always been interested in the health care industry, a career as an LPN could be a great match.

Becoming an LPN in Arizona

In order to become an LPN in Arizona, an individual must have:

  • Received a diploma or certificate from a state-approved nursing program
  • Passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • Earned a previous or current license in another state or territory
  • Met one of the following requirements:
    • Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years
    • Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within the past 5 years
    • Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years
    • Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years

If an applicant has been trained as an LPN in a foreign country, he or she must submit:

  • Proof that he or she has met the educational requirements
  • Proof of English Language Skills
  • Proof of Practice
  • Proof that he or she has passed the NCLEX
  • Additional Resources

Top LPN Schools Near You

Other AZ Schools with LPN Programs

Apollo College
2701 W. Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365
Banner Boswell
10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351
Central Arizona College
8470 N. Overfield Road
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Cochise College
4190 West Highway 80
Douglas, AZ 85607
Coconino Community College
2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher, AZ 85552
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392
International Institute of the Americas
6049 N 43rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Maricopa County Skill Center
1245 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034
MCCDNP Chandler - Gilbert
7360 East Tahoe Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85212
MCCDNP Gateway Community College
108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
MCCDNP Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Ave, Glendale
Glendale, AZ 85302
MCCDNP Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
MCCDNP Phoenix College
1202 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85202
Mohave Community College
1977 Acoma Blvd. West
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Northland Pioneer College
1001 West Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, AZ 85901
Pima Community College
2202 West Anklam Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85709
Pima Community College
615 N Stadium Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85709
Pima Medical Institute
957 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
Rio Salado College
2323 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Scottsdale Community College
9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Yavapai College
1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301

Like in other parts of the country, LPNs in Arizona work directly with patients, clients, and residents.

LPN duties include performing basic diagnostic tests, administering medication to patients, giving shots and injections, obtaining patients' vital signs, as well as many other important responsibilities.

As a Arizona LPN, you might specialize in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery or psychiatry or another nursing specialty that interests you.

The Best LPN Schools in Arizona

By providing the most compehensive list of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps you find the best LPN programs in Arizona, including the best online LPN schools accepting students in Arizona.

Why Online LPN Classes?

Being a licensed practical nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an LPN have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local LPN schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their LPN classes online.

Online programs allow students to fit their education into their already busy schedule - studying and taking exams when it's convenient for them. LPN students can access their online classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking LPN nursing courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get LPN training, without interfering with their current job and personal life.

Arizona LPN Resources on NurseGroups.com

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3653
Phone: (602) 889-5150
Fax: (602) 889-5155

Arizona Nurses Association