Arkansas LPN Training

Complete LPN training in Arkansas to earn your LPN certification and increase your marketability with employers.
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LPN courses are being offered at vocational schools, trade schools and private LPN schools in Arkansas.

Find out more about getting your LPN degree in Arkansas - online & campus-based options are available.

Why become an RN?

Sure, nurses make a huge difference in people's lives and are able to offer great advice to friends & family, but there's more:

  • Everyone respects nurses.
  • You can get your RN in only 2 years
  • On average, RNs makes more than $52,000.
  • RNs can specialize and make over $72,000.
  • Highly flexible schedules & job mobility.
  • More career advancement opportunities.
Check out RN Programs in Arkansas.

Becoming an LPN in Arkansas

Doctors and nurses have to attend many years of school in order to earn the degrees necessary to work in hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health care facilities, but they aren't the only ones needed to provide a high quality of care. Someone who wants to gain experience that will help them to become a registered nurse but needs to be working as soon as possible should consider Arkansas LPN training.

Arkansas LPN training is a specialized course designed to help an individual to become a licensed practical nurse. Most accredited LPN training courses can be completed in one year. LPNs are responsible for assisting doctors and nurses in health care settings by providing a superior level of bedside care and facilitating better communication between patients and their health care team.

Becoming an LPN in Arkansas

As required by the Nurse Practice Act, anyone who wants to work as an LPN in Arkansas must be licensed by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. Individuals can become licensed either by examination or by endorsement.

In order to become licensed by examination, one must first complete an approved nursing education system. In addition, he or she must be subject to a criminal background check. The exam used for licensure is the NCLEX-PN.

In order for a foreign educated individual to qualify for licensure by examination, he or she must have an education equivalency evaluation done by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). In addition, he or she must submit evidence of English Proficiency.

In order to become licensed by endorsement, an individual must have completed an education program that is considered to be comparable to that offered in Arkansas. Individuals must submit verification from the original state of licensure. Those who have not been actively practicing for a period of 5 or more years must have:

  • Active practice of a minimum of 1000 hours within the year immediately prior to application
  • A refresher course within the last year
  • Completion of an approved nursing program within a year of applying.

Licensure of Foreign-educated Individuals

LPNs who were educated in a foreign country must present proof that:

  • He or she has graduated from approved school of nursing
  • He or she is licensed as an LPN or eligible to be licensed in another country
  • Theory and practice in medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric and psychiatric nursing which is equivalent to the Arkansas Board of Nursing approved programs
  • He or she has a background check on file with the Arkansas Board of Nursing that was performed within the past year
  • A credentials review that includes verification of the candidate's education, training, experience and licensure with respect to the statutory and regulatory requirements for the nursing profession, as well as oral and written competence in English
  • He or she has passed the required licensure examinations

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Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone: (501) 686-2700
Fax: (501) 686-2714

Arkansas Nurses Association

Arkansas LPN Resources

Like in other parts of the country, LPNs in Arkansas work directly with patients, clients, and residents.

LPN duties include performing basic diagnostic tests, administering medication to patients, giving shots and injections, obtaining patients' vital signs, as well as many other important responsibilities.

As a Arkansas LPN, you might specialize in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery or psychiatry or another nursing specialty that interests you.

The Best LPN Schools in Arkansas

By providing the most compehensive list of nursing schools, helps you find the best LPN programs in Arkansas, including the best online LPN schools accepting students in Arkansas.

Why Online LPN Classes?

Being a licensed practical nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an LPN have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local LPN schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their LPN classes online.

Online programs allow students to fit their education into their already busy schedule - studying and taking exams when it's convenient for them. LPN students can access their online classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking LPN nursing courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get LPN training, without interfering with their current job and personal life.

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Other Schools that Offer LPN Training in Arkansas

University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville
2005 White Drive
Batesville, AR 72503
Arkansas Northeastern College - Burdette
822 Plantation Rd
Burdette, AR 72321
Southern Arkansas University - Technical
100 Carr Road
Camden, AR 71701
UAM College of Technology - Crossett
1326 Highway 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635
Cossatot Technical College
183 College Drive
Dequeen, AR 71832
PCC - University of Arkansas - Dewitt
1210 Rice Belt Ave
Dewitt, AR 72042
Southark Community College
300 S. West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730
U.S. Army Reserve
7998 HWY 214 E
Fisher, AR 72429
Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute
1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72336
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72913
North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Drive
Harrison, AR 72601
University of Arkansas Community College
2500 South Main
Hope, AR 71802
National Park Community College
101 College Drive,
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Arkansas State University Technical Center
5504 Krueger Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Baptist School of Practical Nursing
11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 1000
Little Rock, AR 72210
Ouachita Technical College
1 College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
UAM College of Technology - Mcgehee
1609 East Ash
McGehee, AR 71654
Ozarka Technical College
218 College Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556
Rich Mountain Community College
1100 College Drive
Mena, AR 71953
University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
1537 University Boulevard
Morrilton, AR 72110
Arkansas State University - Mt Home
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Arkansas State University - Newport
2119 Malcolm Avenue
Newport, AR 72112
Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Seark College
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Black River Technical College
1410 Highway 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Arkansas State University - Searcy
1800 E Moore Ave
Searcy, AR 72143
Northwest Technical Institute
709 South Old Missouri Road
Springdale, AR 72764

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