Eastern Arizona College has been named the #1 LPN nursing school program in Arizona for 2019 by PracticalNursing.org in its 6th Annual Nursing School Program Rankings.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) differs from a Registered Nurse (RN). LPN certification requires a less formal program. An LPN performs certain medical duties but is not given responsibilities like an RN. An LPN also has to work under the supervision of an RN. An LPN program takes about a year to complete.
Becoming an LPN in Arizona consists of attending a school that offers an accredited LPN program, and then taking and passing the NCLEX-PN exam.
EAC offers four programs in nursing. Their two certificate programs (Nursing Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse) provide the essentials needed to enter the field quickly. Their Associate of Applied Science degree goes more in-depth, but emphasis is still on entering the workforce after your training. The final program is an Associate of Arts degree in Nursing, a foundation for transferring to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Nursing Assistants make an average salary of $24,040 per year. LPNs make about $39,920 per year and RNs pull down about $63,750 per year.