Practical Nursing - CCL
The Practical Nursing Certificate of Completion (CCL) Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
Program offerings:This program is offered at the following sites: Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Estrella Mountain Community College, GateWay Community College, Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Mesa Community College/Boswell, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College
Following completion of the practical nurse level program of study, the student is eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses (L.P.N.) are employed in acute, long-term, and community-based health care agencies under the direction of a registered nurse. Practical Nurses function within their legal scope of practice and use professional standards of care in illness care and health promotion activities for clients and families across the life span
The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006, 212.363.5555, ext 153.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
The Nursing Program's Core Values of Caring, Holism, Nursing Role Development, Critical Thinking, Safe Practice, and Information Management and Technology are integrated into the student learning outcomes/program competencies.
Formal application and admission to the program is required.
A passing score on a nursing program admission test is required to complete an application.
The Nursing Program Chair reserves the right to deny acceptance of an admission application if the applicant was dismissed for issues relating to academic integrity, unsafe patient care, and/or two (2) or more failures from any nursing program.
All applicants holding or receiving a certificate as a Nursing Assisting and/or license as a Practical Nurse must remain in good standing with the Board of Nursing. Once enrolled, students receiving any disciplinary actions against their certificate or license must notify the Nursing Program Chair within five (5) school days. The Nursing Program Chair reserves the right to restrict the student's participation in clinical experiences and involvement in patient care until the certificate and/or license is valid and unrestricted.
|The credit hour range is subject to change depending on the student's educational experience.|
|+||BIO156||Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR|
|+||BIO181||General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR|
|One year of high school biology||0-4|
|+||BIO201||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|+||CHM130||Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND|
|+||CHM130LL||Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR|
|One year of high school chemistry||0-4|
|+||MAT120||Intermediate Algebra (5) OR|
|+||MAT121||Intermediate Algebra (4) OR|
|+||MAT122||Intermediate Algebra (3) OR|
|Satisfactory completion of higher level mathematics course||3-5|
|PSY101||Introduction to Psychology (3) OR|
|+||PSY240||Developmental Psychology (3)||3|
|+||NUR151||Nursing Theory and Science I||10|
|+||NUR171||Nursing Theory and Science II||8|
|+||NUR191||Practical Nursing Transition Course||3|
- Creates an environment utilizing therapeutic communication and caring to achieve desired client outcomes. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Demonstrates effective communication skills both verbally, behaviorally, and in writing with health team members, clients and their families. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Provides culturally competent care to a diverse population. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Demonstrates legal and ethical behaviors in all nursing activities. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Applies the nursing process to provide safe client care. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Applies scientific principles and clinical reasoning to safely provide evidence-based clinically competent care within the current healthcare environment. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Demonstrates accountability for quality improvement in the health care system. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Integrates technology to assist in providing safe, effective client care. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Manages information confidentially and effectively to insure positive client outcomes. (NUR151, NUR171, NUR191)
- Provide nursing care individuals and families across the lifespan that addresses the needs of diverse clients by engaging them in their healthcare decisions. (NUR191)
Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.
All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.
Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.