Southern Arkansas University Tech’s Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program is offered once per year, is 11 months in length and combines classroom instruction with skills lab, simulation labs, and clinical practicum experience to prepare students for the licensure exam and for a successful and rewarding career in nursing. There are currently no course prerequisites for admission. Graduates of the program earn a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). SAU Tech’s Nursing Graduates for 2016 had a state licensure exam pass rate of 96 percent!
SAU Tech is currently developing an LPN to RN transition program under the guidance of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The equipment for the current LPN program and the new program track have been made possible by generous grants from the Arkansas Blue and You Foundation and Perkins Grant funds. SAU also made a gift to help with space improvements for the nursing program.
Our Students Say…
“I’ve always wanted to help people & being a nurse provided me with that opportunity. The instructors were very understanding & helpful in helping me reach my goal of becoming a nurse. I enjoyed the time & effort they all provided. SAU Tech’s Nursing program has provided me with the opportunity to give my son a better life!”
Get in Touch
Hannah Dixon- Program Advisor
Shelley Young– Program Coordinator