Becoming an LPN in Chandler

Last Updated/Verified: Nov 24, 2021

Chandler has one educational establishment which offers an LPN program. Chandler is part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area in which there are 4,920 licensed practical nurses. This is approximately 13% of the qualified nurses in the area. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a higher-than-average growth for nurses in the coming decade as longevity increases the need for more healthcare.

LPN program length depends on how the school structures the program. Typically, they are 12-15 months of full-time study; two-years for part-time students. Programs comprise classroom, lab, and clinical experiences.

The Arizona State Board of Nursing is responsible for approving programs in the state and also dictates licensure.

Typically, you will find the following subjects in an LPN program:

  • Human Development & Human Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgery
  • Maternity Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Elderly Care
  • Nurse Leadership

Schools That Offer LPN Programs in Chandler, AZ

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Offered in association with Maricopa Community Colleges, this program comprises both nursing theory and clinical practice. It includes 35 to 45 credits over 64 weeks. Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of C to proceed. The school boasts small class sizes for more intimate study and students may use the program towards a full degree.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or GED, or equivalent
  • Pass a nursing admissions test
  • Criminal background checks. Only those with an absolute discharge will be permitted
  • Level One Fingerprint Clearance
  • Physical and mental exam to determine suitability for a Licensed Practical Nurse role
  • Health Declaration Form signed by a licensed physician or other health care professional
  • Drug screening
  • All prerequisite courses completed at grade C or above

Employment Opportunities for LPNs in Chandler

LPN employment in Chandler is available from a number of organizations, several of which are listed below:

Other healthcare facilities:

Chandler NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

 ChandlerArizona
NCLEX-PN Students Total166388
NCLEX-PN Students Passed150363
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate90.4%93.6%

Top Ranked LPN Programs in Chandler

Listed below are the top LPN schools in Chandler based on our LPN program rankings for AZ out of 12 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • GateWay Community College - #4

LPN Programs Near Me in Chandler

Mesa

Pima Medical Institute - Mesa

957 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ (800) 477-7462

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East Valley Institute of Technology

1601 W Main St, Mesa, AZ (480) 461-4000

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Phoenix

GateWay Community College

108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ (602) 286-8000

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Fortis College

555 North 18th Street, Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ (602) 254-3099

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Paradise Valley Community College

18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ (602) 787-6500

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