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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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