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LPN Programs in Arkansas

To become an LPN in Arkansas, the Arkansas State Board of Nursing requires LPNs to have graduated from a Board of Nursing approved practical nursing program with a diploma or certificate. This is required to apply for the NCLEX-PN exam and Arkansas Practical Nursing Licensure. Applicants will also have to submit to a criminal background check.* Learn more about the LPN programs in Arkansas by requesting information from the State Board of Nursing approved LPN schools listed below.

An LPN program prepares students with the necessary skills needed to function in the LPN role upon graduation. Students gain the knowledge and skills through a combination of clinical or hands on training and classroom learning. Generally, an LPN program will take one year to complete.

In the state of Arkansas LPNs work under the direction or supervision of registered nurses, licensed physician or licensed dentist. They care for the sick and injured and are considered an integral part of Arkansas's health care system. LPNs in Arkansas find employment in a variety of health care settings including hospitals and physician practices.

According to the Discover Arkansas Data Analysis, Arkansas's government operated workforce data collection site, there will be 15% job growth in the LPN field through 2016. This means great opportunity for graduates of LPN programs. LPNs can progress up the nursing career ladder by continuing their education and becoming registered nurses or move into other health care roles. The future is extremely positive for nursing opportunities in Arkansas. The median annual salary for an LPN in Arkansas was $31,600 and the median hourly wage was $15.19. These salary numbers were also provided by the Discover Arkansas Data Analysis and will vary depending on location, facility type, experience and other factors. The employment and earnings potential for LPNs is worth the cost of the education. Learn more by contacting the schools listed below.

Medical Assisting is a related career that involves less of an education commitment. Programs average 9 months duration. This means less time in the classroom and more time out earning an income. Graduates find similar employment opportunities with similar job duties. This is one of the fastest growing health care careers in Arkansas and the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008-2009 Occupational Handbook. Learn more about Medical Assistant Schools in Arkansas.

LPN Programs Approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing

ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE-BURDETTE
P. O. Box 36
Burdette, AR 72321
PH: 870-780-1225

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MT. HOME
1600 South College
Mt. Home, AR 72653

PH: 870-508-6154

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-NEWPORT
7648 Victory Boulevard
Newport, AR 72112
PH: 870-512-7833
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE
P. O. Box 909
Searcy, AR 72145
PH: 501-207-4035

AR STATE UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL CENTER
5504 Krueger Rd.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

PH: 870-932-2176

ATU – OZARK CAMPUS
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949-0506
PH: 479-667-2117

BAPTIST HEALTH SCHOOLS - LITTLE ROCK
11900 Colonel Glenn Road Little Rock, AR 72210-2820

PH: 501-202-7966

BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE
P. O. Box 468
Pocahontas, AR 72455
PH: 870-248-4000

COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - UA
P. O. Box 960
DeQueen, AR 71832

PH: 870-584-4471 ext. 147

CROWLEY'S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
P. O. Box 925
Forrest City, AR 72335
PH: 870-633-5411
NATIONAL PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
PH: 501-760-4352
NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE
1515 Pioneer Ridge Drive
Harrison, AR 72601
PH: 870-743-3000

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
P. O. Drawer 2000
Springdale, AR 72765

PH: 479-751-8824

OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
#1 College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
PH: 501-337-5000

OZARKA COLLEGE
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556

PH: 870-368-7371

PCCUA - DeWitt Campus
P. O. Box 427
DeWitt, AR 72042
PH: 870-946-3506 ext. 1612
PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118 PH: 501-812-2286
RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1100 College Drive
Mena, AR 71953
PH: 479-394-7622 ext. 1366
ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM
#2 St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205
PH: 501-552-4892
SAU TECH
P. O. Box 3499
East Camden, AR 71711
PH: 870-574-4585
SOUTHARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P. O. Box 7010
El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010
PH: 870-862-8131 ext. 228
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COLLEGE
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
PH: 870-543-5900 or 870-543-5917
U of A COMMUNITY COLLEGE - BATESVILLE
P. O. Box 3350
Batesville, AR 72503
PH: 870-793-7581

U of A COMMUNITY COLLEGE - HOPE
2500 S. Main
Hope, Arkansas 71801

PH: 870-722-8224

U of A COMMUNITY COLLEGE - MORRILTON
1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR 72110
PH: 501-977-2179
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FT. SMITH
P. O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, AR 72913
PH: 479-788-7858
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY - CROSSETT
1326 Hwy. 52W
Crossett, AR 71635
PH: 870-364-6414
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY-MCGEHEE
P. O. Box 620
Dermott, AR 71638
PH: 870-538-0248
US ARMY RESERVE
7998 Hwy. 214 East
Fisher, AR 72429
PH: 870-328-7405
     

*(Sources: Arkansas State Board of Nursing, Discover Arkansas Data Analysis, US Bureau of Labor Statistics)



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