Nursing Programs, LPN and RN

Why Choose NPC's Nursing Programs, LPN and RN?

Earn a Degree in Nursing that Offers Great Career Potential.
Northland Pioneer College’s high quality, accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) programs prepare you to excel in the demanding field of professional nursing. Through hands-on experiences working in the classroom, clinicals and the community, you will receive the education you need to achieve your career goals in the healing profession. Our holistically-oriented faculty members are careful to provide you with planned experiences and individualized up-to-date evidence-based instruction. Best of all, your nursing education costs a fraction of what you would pay for comparable nursing programs available elsewhere in Arizona.

  • Be a part of nursing classes small enough that you can take advantage of personal tutoring and help from our highly experienced instructors.
  • Enter a nursing program so strong it achieves a retention rate of 80-95 percent annually.
  • Choose a nursing program that has one of the highest employment rates in Arizona: nearly 100 percent of our nursing graduates find employment within six months of graduation.
  • Pursue a nursing degree that provides both hands-on labs and clinical experience every semester so you gain the practical real world skills you need to succeed as a nurse.

The nursing program is offered in two locations in Navajo County:

  • The White Mountain Campus in Show Low, Arizona
  • The Little Colorado Campus in Winslow, Arizona

BEFORE you can be accepted into the nursing program, you will need to complete certain nursing program prerequisite courses. These courses, as well as required general education courses are offered at many of our conveniently located campuses and centers. Admission to NPC does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program.

About Our Program

Over the past seven years, 90-94 percent of NPC’s nursing graduates have successfully passed the NCLEX. The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is a test that must be passed by anyone who wishes to be licensed as a nurse in the United States. 

How the NPC Nursing Programs Work:

Year in
Nursing Program
Degree/Certificate Earned Credits
Exam Qualified
to Take
Professional Qualification
Earned with Exam Passage
Year 1 Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
in Practical Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
You may exit the program and work as a LPN or continue in the program and work toward your RN degree.

Year 2 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
 72  NCLEX-RN  Registered Nurse (RN)

Already have your LPN Certification?

If you have already earned your LPN either from NPC or from another institution and you wish to return to college to gain your RN credential, you first need to complete an LPN-RN Transition Application. Additional details are available by contacting the NPC nursing department.

Degree/Certificate Options

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) • 72 credits – Registered Nurse (RN)

Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) • 51 credits – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The NPC nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326

Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent until 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for registered nurses is projected to generate 711,900 new jobs over the next eight years, with Arizona RN salaries averaging $68,040 per year and LPN's averaging $43,010. (BLS, May 2014)

How to Apply to the Programs

  1. Admission Information Packet
  2. Nursing Program Application Packet
  3. Concurrent Enrollment BSN Interest Form
  4. HESI Admission Test
  5. Student Handbook
  6. LPN to RN Application Packet
  7. Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credits

University Transfer Options

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
After you complete your AAS degree in nursing at NPC you can easily transfer to Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, or Grand Canyon University to finish a bachelor’s in nursing degree (BSN), if desired. We work with you every step of the way to make transferring easy.

Contact Us

Cathy Reed, Secretary to the Dean

White Mountain Campus - Show Low
Ponderosa Center, Room 111

(800) 266-7845 ext. 6136
(928) 532-6790

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