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A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the care of patients who are ill, injured, convalescing or disabled and work under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Doctor. LPNs provide routine and basic bedside care such as measuring vital signs, prepare and administer injections, dress wounds and monitor catheters, assist patients with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene, standing, walking and eating. LPNs may also clean and monitor the use of medical equipment and perform routine tests.

Arizona requires all LPN candidates to complete a state approved training program. The programs take about one to two years to complete and can be taken at community colleges, vocational training schools, technical schools, stat colleges and online nursing schools. Two year programs often result in an Associate’s Degree. LPN candidates must also pass the NCLEX-PN examination and pass a criminal history background check. To qualify to enter an LPN program the candidate must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or hold a high school equivalency certificate.

Arizona requires the LPN program be at least one year in length and offer a two-fold learning component that includes classroom theoretical learning and clinical hands-on learning. The classroom portion of the program will include general nursing practice, psychology, nursing for elders, maternity and pediatric nursing, chemistry and pharmacology. The clinical portion will provide students the opportunity to work in a clinical setting in a medical facility such as a hospital or clinic and work with patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and allows students to practice the skills learned in class.

Upon successful completion of an accredited LPN program, students must pass a national licensing examination to achieve the title of LPN and seek employment. If the applicant applies for licensing more than two years after completing an accredited LPN program, the Board of Nursing Registration will require a refresher course be taken after passing the exam in order to receive a license. The application to take the exam must be returned to the Arizona Board of Nursing with the required fee, which includes the background check fee. The board will review the application and determine if the applicant has met the exam requirements.

The application includes a certificate of completion form to be sent to the program where the applicant graduated. The school must provide the necessary information and return the form directly to the Board of Nursing. Once the candidate has been authorized to take the exam, they schedule the exam with the examination administrators. The LPN licensing examination is pass/fail. Anyone who fails the exam will not be able to practice as an LPN in Arizona.


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List of LPN Schools in Arizona (AZ)

Complete list of Arizona schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Maricopa Skill Center

1245 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-238-4367

Pima Community College CTD
Health Occupations Programs

5901 South Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-5140

Arizona Western College

PO Box 929, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 317-6049

Central Arizona College

8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85228
520-494-5330

Cochise College

4190 W. Highway 80, Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-7943

Coconino Community College

3000 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
928-526-7665

Eastern Arizona College

615 N. Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, AZ 85552
928-428-8396

MaricopaNursing at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225
480-732-7000

MaricopaNursing at Estrella Mountain Community College

3000 N. Dysart Rd, Avondale AZ 85023
(623) 535-2700

MaricopaNursing at GateWay Community College

108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-286-8531

MaricopaNursing at Glendale Community College

6000 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302
623-845-3000

MaricopaNursing at Mesa Community College

1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202
480-461-7821

MaricopaNursing at Paradise Valley C.C./John C. Lincoln

18401 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-787-6500

MaricopaNursing at Phoenix College

1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602-285-7133

MaricopaNursing at Scottsdale Community College

9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
480-423-6000

Mohave Community College

1977 W. Acoma, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
928-505-3378

Northland Pioneer College

PO Box 610, Holbrook, AZ 86025
928-532-6136

Pima Community College

2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-6661

Pima Medical Institute Mesa Campus

941 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202
480-644-0267, ext. 6230

Pima Medical Institute Tucson Campus

40 N. Swan Road, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85711
520-615-9056

Yavapai College

1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
928-776-2246

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Arizona Board of Nursing

4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-771-7800


Accredited Online LPN Programs

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