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. 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 2019 had a state licensure exam pass rate of 100 percent!