Pima Community College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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LPN Program

Pima Community College’s Center for Training and Development offers a licensed practical nursing program that is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The program is ideal for students who have obligations outside of school, such as work or children because they offer either weekday classes or classes on evenings and weekends.

After completing this course the student will be given a certificate (non-credit certificate) and will be eligible to take the licensing exam. The course prepares the student to work in a variety of health care settings with classes such as Health Care Fundamentals and Introduction to Practical nursing.

Admission into the program is offered five times each year. To qualify for admission potential students must take the Accuplacer exam and pass with satisfactory scores. Candidates for the program must also obtain a fingerprint clearance card as well as pass a drug test and show documentation of current immunizations and TB skin test.

The program accepts transfer students from other accredited schools that have completed all of the necessary prerequisites. Also with completion of this course and with successful completion of the licensing process, the student has an option to get admitted into the associate degree-nursing program offered by PCC’s Center for Training and development.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (2 years): 100%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Pima Community College as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 100 96.69
2010 100 90.1

ADN Program

Students in this program will be able to earn an associates degree in an Arizona State Board of Nursing approved program. The National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) also accredits the program.

Students must complete and submit an application to begin the enrollment process. To enter the program students must first complete all of the required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better. After the student is enrolled in the program all of the courses will still require a grade of “C” or better. Anyone interested in this program should speak with a Prima Community College advisor to inquire about all of the special admission requirements. Some of the core curriculum includes classes like Microbiology, Drug Calculations, and Developmental Phycology.

After successful completion of this program graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure examination. This exam will allow them to earn the title and start a career as a registered nurse. Graduates will also have the ability to use the credits that they have earned in this program to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing by transferring to another institution or university.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 88.98%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Pima Community College as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 88.57 96.69
2011 87.5 91.32
2010 90.87 90.1
2009 96.67 89.28
2008 96 88.58
2007 91 85.98
2006 96 89.72

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Pima Community College
401 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709