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Practical Nurse

The Practical Nurse program is no longer accepting new applications or new enrollments. The program will discontinue as of December 2014.

New students who are interested in Nursing related programs, are encouraged to visit http://www.nursing.maricopa.edu/ to explore other program options at Estrella Mountain or at other Maricopa County Community Colleges. Students who are receiving Financial Aid at EMCC should check with the Financial Aid office on any changes to their current program of study.

Gainful Employment Information
The Practical Nursing Program provides eligibility for students seeking licensure through the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Occupational Information: Following completion of the practical nurse level program of study, the student is eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)’s are employed in acute, long-term, and community-based healthcare agencies under the direction of a registered nurse or physician. Practical Nurses function within their legal scope of practice and use professional standards of care in illness care and health promotion activities for clients and families across the life span.

Program Notes: Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Admission Criteria: Application and acceptance into the SWSC Practical Nursing Program. Documentation of Health and Safety Requirements. Fingerprint Clearance Card. HESI A₂ Entrance Exam High school graduate or G.E.D. or permission of program chair.

Required Courses
 Clock Hours:1008
SKNURPNCIEssentials of Practical Nursing I186
SKNURPNCIIEssentials of Practical Nursing II150
SKNURPNIPractical Nursing Science I336
SKNURPNIIPractical Nursing Science II336

Program Competencies