In accordance with college policy as stated in the
College Catalog, this publication is not to be construed as a
contract between the student and the Practical Nursing Program.
All programs within the Division of Allied Health reserve the right to
make changes at any time in individual courses, the curriculum leading
to a degree or certificate, as well as policies contained in the PN
Information Packet, PCCUA College Catalog, student handbooks,
and Web. Students must be familiar with, observant of, and subject to
all rules and regulations of PCCUA.
Students are admitted to the
Practical Nursing Program (PN) every third semester on the Helena-West
Helena and DeWitt campuses. Students who
wish to be considered for admission to the PN Program must meet the
- Fulfill all college admission requirements
- Be at least 18 years of
- Submit official high school transcript
documenting graduation from high school or official Arkansas High
School Diploma/GED certificate and official transcripts from all
previously attended colleges to the Registrar's office and PN
Program Coordinator. These documents must be received in the Nursing
Department on the DeWitt campus by the application
- Document a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point
average in all courses taken at PCCUA
- Provide SAT, ACT, or COMPASS scores taken
within the last 4 years that meet the minimum skill level in reading, math, and English
or complete all required developmental courses prior to making
application to the nursing program.
- Complete EH 113 (ENGL 1013), Freshman English I, or higher
and MS 1123, Intermediate algebra, or higher with a grade of "C" or better.
Applicants who repeat EH 113 (ENGL 1013) or MS 1123 more than one time in the
past 5 years to remove a grade of "D", "F" or "EW" will not be
considered for admission.
- Submit a completed PN Program application to the
PN Program Coordinator on the DeWitt
campus. The application must be received by mail in the Nursing
Department on the DeWitt campus by June 1st for admission to the
fall semester and October 1st for admission to the spring semester. Applications
are accepted by mail only.
Students who speak
English as a second language must also take the ESL COMPASS
exam to prove proficiency in English. The following scores
are required in each category:
- Rare exceptions for individuals seeking
admission may be made by the Faculty Committee.
who meet minimum admission criteria will be accepted unless
the number of qualified applicants exceeds space available.
This means MEETING THE MINIMUM CRITERIA
FOR ADMISSION OR TAKING
courses REQUIRED for the nursing certificate
DOES NOT GUARANTEE
ADMISSION TO THE PN PROGRAM.
Applicants not selected for admission and/or
applicants who elect not to enroll in the
Practical Nursing Program must repeat the application process that
includes submitting a new application to the Practical Nursing Program.
Admission After Application Deadline
When space is available, qualified applicants who
apply after the deadline will be considered for admission on
Before enrolling in first semester practical nursing
courses, the student must provide the following documents:
No late enrollment is allowed. Students are expected
to furnish their own transportation to and from the clinical area.
- Completed Health Statement
- Proof of immunization compliance
- Current Td or Tdap
- Two Varicella or positive titer
- Two MMRs, if born after 1957 or positive titers
- Initiation of Hepatitis B series or positive titer
- Proof of a two-step TB skin test within the last year
- Signed Communicable Disease Statement
- Current US federal or state issued photo ID, examples include:
- US passport
- US military ID
- State driver's license
- Proof of professional liability insurance
- Attend scheduled mandatory orientation session for nursing the
week of fall or spring registration
Proof of influenza (flu) immunization is required by November 1st of
each academic year.