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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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