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:
Earned with Exam Passage
|Year 1||Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
in Practical Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
|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.
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 $71,300 per year and LPN's averaging $50,760. (BLS, May 2015)
How to Apply to the Programs
- Admission Information Packet (Fall 2016) PDF
- Nursing Program Application Packet (Fall 2017) PDF
- Paramedic to RN Application Packet (Fall 2016) PDF
- LPN to RN Application Packet (PDF)
- HESI Admission Test to test information/dates web page
- Student Handbook (PDF)
- Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credits (PDF)
The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.
We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).
Information on all eligible NPC programs can be found in the Gainful Employment Data Archives.