Nursing Programs, LPN & RN

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.)

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 $66,870 per year and LPN's averaging $43,970. (May 2013) (SOC 29.1141, 29.2061)


  1. Admission Information
  2. Application Packet
  3. HESI Admission Test
  4. Student Handbook
  5. LPN to RN Application Packet
  6. Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credits

University Transfer Options

NPC offers associate of applied science nursing graduates the opportunity for seamless articulation to the bachelor's of nursing degree (BSN) program at Northern Arizona University.

Additionally, NPC nursing students also may now take advantage of a partnership between the college and Arizona State University. Enrolled NPC nursing students can earn their AAS RN degree at NPC and then transfer up to 75 of those credits toward a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree at the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

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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