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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

The medical community relies on licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to perform a variety of essential tasks. Under the supervision of registered nurses and physicians, LPNs provide basic patient care such as monitoring symptoms and vital signs, changing bandages, and administering injections and medications. LPNs are versatile and can find work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, extended care facilities, and in private homes. Licensed practical nursing is a rewarding occupation by its own merits, and also serves as a strong starting point to pursue a career as a registered nurse (RN).

LPN programs are generally 12- to 18- months long with a certification exam at the program’s end. There are many approved LPN programs to choose from in high schools, community colleges, technical schools, and hospitals across Arkansas. Generally, LPN programs include courses in biology, pharmacology, and nursing, and incorporate supervised clinical experience.

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The average salary for LPNs working in Arkansas is between $31,490 and $40,010 per year. There are more than 11,760 LPNs employed in the state, with 3,060 working in Little Rock alone. Major employers like Kimberly-Clark, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Department of Veterans Affairs are always looking for talented healthcare professionals across the state.

If you have strong communication skills, compassion for the sick and injured, and the strength and stamina to perform taxing physical tasks, then nursing could be the career for you. For your convenience, below is a complete list of accredited nursing schools with LPN programs in Arkansas.

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers area

Northwest Technical Institute
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 98.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)

Little Rock

Pulaski Technical College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Baptist Health Schools of Little Rock
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 87.8% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)

Other Arkansas cities

North Arkansas College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 98.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas - DeWitt
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 98.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 98.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 95.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Black River Technical College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 95.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 94.8% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Arkansas Northeastern College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 94.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 93.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
National Park Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 92.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Arkansas State University - Newport (Jonesboro)
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
College of the Ouachitas
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 90.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Arkansas Community College - Hope
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 90.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Rich Mountain Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 90.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 89.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Arkansas at Monticello - College of Technology Crossett
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 89.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Arkansas at Monticello - College of Technology McGehee
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 89.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ozarka College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 86.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Southeast Arkansas College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 86.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 85.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 85.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
South Arkansas Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 81.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Arkansas State University - Newport
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 78.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 78.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
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