Practical Nursing Certificate

Practical Nursing Certificate

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The certificate program admits students twice a year: April 15 (application deadline) for an August start, and Oct. 15 (application deadline) for a January start. Classroom instruction is coordinated with clinical experience in the nursing care of patients at the local hospital and nursing homes. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. The PN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and traditionally has a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN.


Courses and Requirements Practical Nursing Academic Plan



Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center


Learning Outcomes
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will provide competent nursing care in a variety of settings including the following aspects;
    • Coordinated care
    • Safety and infection control
    • Health promotion and maintenance
    • Basic Care and comfort
    • Pharmacologic therapies
    • Reduction of risk potential
    • Physiologic adaptation
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will exhibit caring behaviors including:
    • Psychosocial integrity
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will exhibit professional behaviors including:
    • Coordinated care


Licensure and Certification

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Practical Nursing are able to apply for licensure in Arkansas and Missouri. We are unsure of licensure requirements in other states.


Contact Us

Jennifair Ditmanson MSN, RN, COI
LPN Program Director
Assistant Professor of Nursing
(870) 391-3369