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Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Arkansas (AR)

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works in a medical setting and assists nurses and doctors in the care and treatment of all types of patients. An LPN typically works on the nursing staff under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Doctor.

To become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Arkansas it is necessary to attend and successfully pass an accredited Arkansas LPN training program, pass the state required NCLEX-PN licensing exam and pass a criminal history background check.

Candidates for an LPN training programming must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and taken prerequisite courses such as nutrition, biology and college level English. There are LPN programs that include the necessary prerequisite study and will add 6 months to a year to the program.

All state approved Arkansas LPN programs must include the following elements in their curriculum: theory based learning, clinical training and 75% must pass the NCLEX-PN exam. The courses that must be included in an approved program are psychology, gerontology, general adult, maternity, and pediatric nursing and pharmacology. IV therapy must be included for advanced studies.

The clinical part of the program must be performed in a medical care facility, usually a hospital, under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Doctor and provide a hands on environment using the skills learned in class. The class work and clinical training will prepare the student to take the NCLEX-PN exam.

LPN training programs can be found in community and technical colleges and vocational training facilities, 4-year universities and hospitals. The programs take one year to complete and offer a diploma or certificate upon completion, but there are some two year programs that offer an Associate’s Degree.

The State of Arkansas is a participant in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The Compact is a group of 23 states that accept out of state LPN licenses automatically from other participating compact states. Arkansas will also accept endorsements applications from those with a valid license from Non-Compact states.

Upon completion of the LPN program candidates can apply to take the licensing exam by submitting an application and the required fee, either online or by postal mail. The exam is regulated by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The exam time limit is 5 hours and the candidate must answer at least 85 questions. The exam is graded as pass or fail.


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    List of LPN Schools in Arkansas (AR)

    Complete list of Arkansas schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

    ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE-BURDETTE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 36 (Hwy. 148 & I-55)
    Burdette, AR 72321
    Phone: (870) 780-1225

    ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MT. HOME
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1600 South College
    Mt. Home, AR 72653
    Phone: (870) 508-6154

    ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-NEWPORT
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    7648 Victory Boulevard
    Newport, AR 72112
    Phone: (870) 512-7833

    ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 909
    Searcy, AR 72145
    Phone: (501) 207-4035

    AR STATE UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL CENTER
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    5504 Krueger Rd.
    Jonesboro, AR 72401
    Phone: (870) 932-2176

    ATU OZARK CAMPUS
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1700 Helberg Lane
    Ozark, AR 72949
    Phone: (479) 667-2117, ext.340

    BAPTIST HEALTH SCHOOLS – LITTLE ROCK
    SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING

    11900 Colonel Glenn Road
    Little Rock, AR 72210
    Phone: (501) 202-7966

    BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 468
    Pocahontas, AR 72455
    Phone: (870) 248-4000, ext. 4174

    COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE – UA
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 960
    DeQueen, AR 71832
    Phone: (870) 584-4471, ext. 147

    CROWLEY’S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 925
    Forrest City, AR 72335
    Phone: (870) 633-5411

    NATIONAL PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    101 College Drive
    Hot Springs, AR 71913
    Phone: (501) 760-4352

    NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1515 Pioneer Ridge Drive
    Harrison, AR 72601
    Phone: (870) 743-3000

    NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Drawer 2000
    Springdale, AR 72765
    Phone: (479) 751-8824, ext. 115

    OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    #1 College Circle
    Malvern, AR 72104
    Phone: (501) 337-5000, ext. 1201

    OZARKA COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 10
    Melbourne, AR 72556
    Phone: (870) 368-7371

    PCCUA – DeWitt Campus
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 427
    DeWitt, AR 72042
    Phone: (870) 946-3506 ext. 1612

    PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    3000 West Scenic Drive
    North Little Rock, AR 72118
    Phone: (501) 812-2286

    RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1100 College Drive
    Mena, AR 71953
    Phone: (479) 394-7622, ext. 1366

    SAU TECH
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 3499
    East Camden, AR 71711
    Phone: (870) 574-4585

    SOUTHARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    THE BETTY OWEN SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING

    P.O. Box 7010
    El Dorado, AR 71731-7010
    Phone: (870) 862-8131, ext. 228

    SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COLLEGE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1900 Hazel Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Phone: (870) 543-5900

    U of A COMMUNITY COLLEGE – BATESVILLE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 3350
    Batesville, AR 72503
    Phone: (870) 612-2065

    U of A COMMUNITY COLLEGE – HOPE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    2500 S. Main
    Hope, AR 71801
    Phone: (870) 722-8224

    U of A COMMUNITY COLLEGE – MORRILTON
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1537 University Blvd.
    Morrilton, AR 72110
    Phone: (501) 977-2152

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FT. SMITH
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 3649
    Fort Smith, AR 72913
    Phone: (479) 788-7376

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
    COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY – CROSSETT
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    1326 Hwy. 52W
    Crossett, AR 71635
    Phone: (870) 364-6414, ext. 155

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
    COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY-MCGEHEE
    PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

    P.O. Box 747
    McGehee, AR 71654
    Phone: (870) 222-5360

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    Arkansas Board of Nursing

    University Tower Bldg.
    1123 South University Suite 800
    Little Rock, AR 72204
    501-686-2700


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