Pima Community College

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?

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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1981 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$3,970

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,309
30k to 48k$4,112
48k to 75k$6,031
75k to 110k$8,133
Over 110k$8,727
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Financial Aid & Loan

35%

Recipients

$3,540

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

32%

Recipients

$3,533

Average Amount

Pell grants

11%

Recipients

$3,595

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

24,956

Undergrads

0

Graduates

13,245

Women

11,711

Men

31%

Full-time

69%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Hispanic
43%
White
40%
Black/African American
4%
Asian
3%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Pima Community College
4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85709
(520) 206-4500