What Nurses Do?

There are 3 types of nurses

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Programs can be 13 weeks to over 70 weeks depending on the program

Licensed Practical Nurse

No degree is required

Training in a State approved program is required

Must Pass the National Counsel Licensure Examination (NCLEX)

They report to RN’s

Jobs include:

taking vital signs, assisting with tests, administering medication filling out medical records, changing bandages and dressing wounds, help feeding patients keeping them hydrated and getting dressed

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Average annual salary of $46,360

Registered Nurse (RN)

Has completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) – 2 years or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)- 4 years

Registered Nurse

Must pass the NCLEX exam for RN’s

Jobs include:

Hospitals, Medical offices, and clinics assisting doctors and other nurses in providing critical care to patients. Complete physical exams and health histories. Make critical decisions regarding health. Promote good health through counseling and education. Administer medications. Coordinate care, with many health care professionals.

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Where to apply for RN license


 Average salary for an RN    $52,080 – $77,460

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Has at least a master’s degree in nursing.

Fill roles of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), certified nurse-midwife (CNM), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and certified nurse practitioner (CNP). These four roles are given the title of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

Must Get licensing through the NCSBN.

Where to get information about licensing


We at Arizona Career Pathways can help you.  We help students working on 2 year degrees and can help with additional fees not covered by financial aid.

 Contact us today to see if you qualify for our program.

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