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The Practical Nursing Program is an eleven month program that combines classroom instruction with clinical experience. Students successfully completing the Practical Nursing Course are awarded a Technical Certificate. After graduation, students may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing. Persons convicted of a crime may not be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure as a practical nurse. See the program chairperson for further details. The Practical Nursing Program has been granted full approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Admission Criteria

Students must apply in person and submit the following information to the Registrar’s Office:

Students must submit the following information to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office:

*The PAX exam will be scheduled at designated times and administered by the Testing Center. There will be a $52.50 fee for the exam. Allow approximately 3 hours to complete.

Following the completion of the admission requirements by the designated deadline of 4:30 p.m. on June 1, the applicant will be considered for the selection pool.

An applicant’s file is not complete until all admission requirements have been submitted.

It is the policy of UA Rich Mountain not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability in educational programs, activities, admission, or employment practices.

Important–any individual having been convicted of a crime may not be eligible to write the exam for licensure.

All applicants to the Practical Nursing Program who have met the required admission requirements are evaluated according to the criteria specified. Each applicant will be ranked on the basis of total points. Students are admitted to the program until the class if full. Should two or more applicants receive the same number of points, the determining factors for admission are as follows:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documents and to make all appointments and pay all fees for testing.

The College Catalog/Student Handbook has more details about this degree.