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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

    Practical Nursing Resources

    Current LPN Job Listings
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    LPN Job Description

    Arizona Board of Nursing

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


    Accredited Online LPN Programs

    Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

    Kaplan University Online
    Chamberlain College of Nursing
    Walden University Online

    National Directory of LPN Training Programs