Becoming an LPN in Scottsdale

Last Updated/Verified: Jul 10, 2021

Scottsdale, the sixth largest city in Arizona, is recognized annually for its sought-after communities. Year after year, it receives high rankings and accolades for characteristics such as “Safest City in America” and other “Best of” categories. In 2013, Scottsdale was named one of “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by, a national website that ranks quality of life in small and mid-sized cities. With a population of 217,965, Scottsdale is part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale metropolitan area and offers residents 60 miles of diverse and scenic trails, more than 300 retail shops, 90 restaurants and 80 art galleries.

The Scottsdale area currently employs roughly 5,270 LPN’s with an average annual salary of $52,280, which is $10,800 more than the national median income for LPN’s based on the data retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and

To become an LPN in Arizona, candidates must earn a diploma or certificate of completion from a state-approved practical nursing program and pass the NCLEX-PN. There are upwards of 15 LPN programs to choose from in Scottsdale it is lead performance wise by , #3 ranked AZ training program of Scottsdale Community College which has a 100% NCLEX-PN pass rate.

Arizona has four hospitals that were nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2013-14. Of those four hospitals, three are located in the Scottsdale  area: Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Additionally, there are 87 nursing homes in the area, 31 of those earned an overall rating of five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Scottsdale NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

NCLEX-PN Students Total1660
NCLEX-PN Students Passed1500
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate90.4%0.0%

Top Ranked LPN Programs in Scottsdale

Listed below are the top LPN schools in Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale


East Valley Institute of Technology

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

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Pima Medical Institute - Mesa

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

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Paradise Valley Community College

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

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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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