The Arkansas State Board of Nursing has granted full approval to the Practical Nursing program. The Practical Nursing Program prepares individuals for the practice of Licensed Practical Nursing. To become an LPN, an individual must successfully complete all of the courses and pass the National Council Licensure Examination.
The program integrates clinical experience with classroom theory. The students obtain clinical experience in hospitals and nursing homes. Following completion of all requirements, LPNs may find work in a variety of situations. For example, graduates of this program are now employed in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, public health departments, and various government programs.
Applicants seeking admission to the Practical Nursing program must meet the general admissions requirements to ASU-Beebe and must be accepted into the Practical Nursing program. Applicants will be required to participate in specific pre-enrollment assessments to fulfill college or external agency requirements. In addition, certain prerequisites, such as immunizations, may have to be satisfied prior to enrollment in programs.
Any person wishing entry into the Practical Nursing program should contact the Nursing Program Director at (501) 207-6255 regarding the current application procedures.
Practical Nursing students must show proof of two MMR inoculations, and up-to-date tetanus, and a negative TB skin test.
Accepted students will be required to follow the Hepatitis B policy. Hepatitis B policy forms will be given to the student on orientation day. A drug screening will be conducted during each semester. If at any time during the school year there is suspicion of drug use, a drug screen will be required at the school’s expense. If a student tests positive for drug use at any time during the school year, the student will immediately be terminated from school and receive failing grades in all currently enrolled courses. A student terminated from school because of a positive drug test will have specific requirements to fulfill before they can re-enter the nursing program.
Additional information specific to the Practical Nursing program, such as conditions for re-entry, is available in the Nursing Handbook.
The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours.
Requirements - 46 hours
|LPN||2109||Nursing I||Practical Nursing|
|LPN||2209||Nursing II||Practical Nursing|
|LPN||2309||Nursing III||Practical Nursing|
|LPN||1110||Fundamentals of Nursing I||Practical Nursing|
|LPN||1209||Fundamentals of Nursing II||Practical Nursing|