Free directory of 145 accredited LPN to RN Programs throughout the U.S.

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A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Arkansas may upgrade their level of nursing by entering an LPN to RN program at any accredited educational facility that offers such programs. There are several pre-requisites required for eligibility into the program as well as administrative requirements.

Applicant’s are required to meet a certain GPA (grade point average), as determined by each individual school, hold a valid LPN license in the State of Arkansas, and completed 23 credit hours in Human and Anatomy and Physiology I and II, including Lab work, college algebra, English Composition, Introduction to Computer Science or Microcomputer applications and Health Assessment and Health Assessment Practicum. The following course must be taken prior to or during the nursing program and they include Composition II, History or Introduction to Government, Microbiology and lab.

The application must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s LPN license, a transcript of grades from any previous college education, a letter of good standing from the director of previously attended school if the nursing program is not completed, documentation of any nursing related experience and documentation of proficiency in English, if applicable. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Application to a particular school does not mean automatic acceptance.

The student will be required to complete a certain number of credit hours depending on the level of completion. Students may fast track a program and be eligible to take the NPLEX-RN exam within a year or students may complete a program that results in an Associates or Bachelors degree in nursing.

Upon successful completion of the LPN to RN program, the exam candidate must apply to take the exam through the Arkansas Board of Nursing. The application can be filled out and submitted online to the Board of Nursing, who will review the application and approve or deny it. When approved, the exam candidate must register to take the exam using the “Authorization to take the exam” code provided by the Board of Nursing. The candidate will also be provided with a list of testing centers and instructions to schedule the exam. If the application to take the exam is denied, the applicant will be notified in writing.

The application to take the NCLEX-RN exam includes two passport size photo’s taken within 6 months of the application, a fingerprint card, copy of the applicant’s LPN license and a transcript of grades from the school attended. The transcript must be sent directly from the school to the Board of Nursing. The application will not be reviews or approved unless it is complete, including the appropriate fee, and all supporting documentation is included.

RN’s are required to renew their license every two years and complete 15 hours of continuing education in the nursing field each renewal period.

LPN to RN Programs in Arkansas

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Arkansas LPN to RN Schools

Find LPN to RN online programs that offer flexible scheduling and variable completion dates. Browse our list of nursing schools in Arkansas that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Arkansas State University LPN to RN

1000 West Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
(800) 632-9985

Arkansas Tech University LPN to RN

1605 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801-8800
(800) 582-6953

Harding University LPN to RN

900 East Center Avenue
Searcy, AR 72149-0002
(501) 279-4336

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville LPN to RN

471 N Garland Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-2404

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff LPN to RN

1200 University Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71601-2799
(870) 575-8461

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences LPN to RN

300 East 6th Street
Texarkana, AR 71854-5207
(870) 779-6054

University of Arkansas-Monticello LPN to RN

110 University Court
Monticello, AR 71655
(870) 460-1690

University of Central Arkansas LPN to RN

201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035-5003
(501) 682-6781

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