Practical Nursing Program

Interesting Facts About Practical Nurses

  • Employment of licensed practical nurses from 2019-2029 is projected to increase 9%.
  • 92.2% of licensed practical nurses are female and 7.8% male.
  • Average, full-time employment salary in Arkansas is $41,760 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics). This salary may vary depending on job location and individual competence.
  • Licensed practical nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes. Most work full time.



Students are admitted to the Practical Nursing Program (PN) every third semester on the Helena-West Helena and DeWitt campuses. The next cohort will be admitted in the fall of 2022.

PN Information

PN Mission, Program Outcomes, and End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes
PN Program Information
PN Admission Criteria
PN Alternate Admission
PN Requirements
PN Readmission
PN Program Textbook Requirements
PN Committee Meetings
Gainful Employment Information