Complete LPN Nursing Program Application Here

A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM – 5 Semesters

Nursing 1
Fall semester of Junior Year
Meets Mondays through Fridays at CEC.
Class meets from 1240 – 1540.

Nursing 2
Spring Semester of Junior year
Didactic /Class meets at CEC Wednesday through Friday
PM (1240 – 1540)
Clinical begins in February and is every Monday and Tuesday - AM (0645 – 0945) or PM (1240 – 1540)

Nursing 3
Summer between junior and senior year
Didactic- all taught “on – line” with tests, presentations, SIMS at CEC
Clinical Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8 hour days in hospital or health care facilities
Thursdays – class/conference at CEC

Nursing 4
Fall semester senior year
Class Wednesday and Friday 0645- 0945
Clinical Monday and Tuesday
Monday 0630 – 0945
Tuesday 0630 -1130

Nursing 5
Spring semester
Senior Year
Class Wednesday and Friday 0645 – 0945
Clinical Monday and Tuesday
Monday 0630 – 0945
Tuesday 0630 – 1130

For Senior Students – if possible do not take a 4th period class at your comprehensive high school. This allows you to spend more time in clinical on Tuesdays.


Application Requirements:

• Complete CEC PN application and submit by March 19, 2021
• Download the teacher reference letter form (PDF)
• Reference letters due no later than April 16, 2021
• Successfully pass pre-entrance tests
o Reading, Vocabulary and Basic Mathematics
• Provide three reference letters from Math, English and Science teachers
• Attend interview sessions with nursing faculty

• Must attend a comprehensive APS High School, APS School of Choice, or an APS Charter School
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Must be 16 years old in the year you begin the program
• Must be capable of performing Essential Functions (see web site for information)
• Must have two (2) semesters of Biology with a minimum of a “B” each semester
• Must have two ( 2) years of Mathematics with a minimum of “B” each year

Additional Information:
Once accepted into the program, the student will be expected to obtain:
• Access to internet
• Access to a printer with ink and paper
• Electronic reader/lap top
• Reliable transportation to clinical sites
• Uniforms/ nursing shoes
• Medical release to perform Essential Functions
• Annual TB test
• Annual influenza vaccine
• Up to date immunizations
• CPR certification – basic life support for healthcare providers
• $150.00 lab fee due at the beginning of the first semester to cover the cost of ATI on-line preparation for nursing course work
• $50.00 lab fee due at the beginning of each subsequent semester ($200.00 total)
• Purchase of a Resource Book for Medication Administration
• To participate in the clinical portion of the course students will be drug tested and clinical settings may require documentation such as Social Security number and proof of citizenship.

Important dates:
ϖ Deadline for CEC/ PN Applications: March 19, 2021
ϖ Reference letters due by April 18, 2021
• Please use approved reference forms
• Download reference form from teacher reference letter form (PDF)
ϖ Acceptance Letters sent via email by April 30th, 2021
ϖ Mandatory Parent Meetings scheduled in June.
Please provide valid phone numbers, postal and email addresses.
For further information, please contact Program Director or Admissions Coordinator:

Connie A Baker MSN RN
Program Director
505-247-3658 ext. 45517
Pat Kious, BSN RN
Admissions Coordinator
505 247-3658 ext. 45436

Program is nationally accredited by:
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 | Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Program is approved by:
New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Counselors: Please do not enroll students, unless they have been accepted