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 EarnedCredits
    Exam Qualified
    to Take
    Professional Qualification
    Earned with Exam Passage
    Year 1Certificate 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 2Associate 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

    Completion/Cost Data

    Can be found in the
    Gainful Employment Data Archives.