Why Choose NPC's Nursing Programs, LPN & RN?
The NPC program provides you with a quality nursing education at a cost far below comparable nursing programs in the state of Arizona. Our holistically-oriented faculty members are careful to provide you with planned experiences and individualized up-to-date evidence-based instruction and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in this demanding field.
For the past three years NPC nursing program graduates have enjoyed a pass rate of over 90 percent for the national nursing licensing examination, a rate surpassing both Arizona and national averages.
- Nursing programs are offered in two locations in Navajo County: the White Mountain Campus in Show Low and at the Little Colorado Campus in Winslow. Additionally, the Nursing program prerequisites (courses that must be completed before making application for admission) and required general education courses are available at many of our conveniently located campuses and centers.
- Admission to NPC does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program.
About Our Program
The NPC nursing program prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for practical and/or registered nursing.
YEAR 1: With successful completion of the first year of the NPC program, you receive a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) in Practical Nursing and are qualified take the NCLEX-PN allowing you to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). With your LPN license you may choose to exit the NPC program and gain employment as a licensed practical nurse.
Or, you may choose to continue on in the program.
YEAR 2: The second year of the NPC program allows you to earn your Associate of Applied (AAS) degree qualifying you to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
Already have your LPN?
If you have already earned your LPN from NPC or another institution and wish to return to school to become a RN, you will need to complete a LPN-RN Transition Application. Additional details are available by contacting the NPC nursing department. (See link at right on this page.)
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 $71,390 per year and LPN's averaging $50,290. (May 2012) (SOC 29.1141, 29.2061)