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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.

Featured Schools

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers area

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

Little Rock

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

Other Arkansas cities

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