LPN in Arizona

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Arizona


Around 0.2% of Arizona's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 495 licensed practical nurses graduate from Arizona's 17 LPN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a LPN program is East Valley Institute of Technology, which is located in Mesa. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from East Valley Institute of Technology in 2010.

Maricopa Skill Center, which is located in Phoenix, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 89 students graduated from Maricopa Skill Center LPN program.

Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College, which is located in Avondale, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 75 students graduated from Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College LPN program. Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,436 per year, though tuition can range from $2,310 per year to $1,414 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  2. Arizona Western College - located in Yuma, students are charged $2,000 per year
  3. GateWay Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year

The LPN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  2. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year
  3. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year

A LPN certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. In 2010, there were 8,620 licensed practical nurses working in Arizona. The Arizona counties with the largest populations of licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Maricopa County - 5,900 licensed practical nurses
  2. Pima County - 1,580 licensed practical nurses
  3. Mohave County - 270 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 17% by 2018. There are projected to be 12,490 licensed practical nurses working in the Arizona then.

Salary

A licensed practical nurse in Arizona earns $48,390 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Arizona had varying salaries from $25,870 to $65,970 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Maricopa County - $49,870 per year
  2. Yuma County - $48,910 per year
  3. Yavapai County - $47,070 per year

On average, licensed practical nurses earns the least in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Coconino County - $33,470 per year
  2. Cochise County - $41,270 per year
  3. Apache County - $43,740 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,488 miles from location Maricopa Skill Center Phoenix AZ 31.6094 n/a 941
7,503 miles from location Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 30.8392 n/a 545
7,478 miles from location East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa AZ 34.1985 n/a 270
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 8,620 $48,390 -2.0%
 

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