Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Services
The Practical Nursing Programs at SouthArk are designed to prepare the successful graduates to pass the NCLEX-PN licensure exam and to provide diverse types of nursing care in a variety of health care environments for patients across the lifespan. Successful graduates will earn a TC (Technical Certificate) in Practical Nursing from the college and will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
• The awarding of the certificate in practical nursing is not contingent upon passing the NCLEX-PN
• Successful completion of the program does not guarantee that the graduate will be allowed by
the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) to take or to successfully pass the NCLEX-PN exam.
• Successfully passing the NCLEX-PN allows the individual to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse
(LPN), which qualifies him/her to provide bedside nursing care including, but not limited to:
evaluate patients; record findings; document patient symptoms and progress; administer
medications; perform a variety of procedures requiring technical skills; and apply scientific
principles, such as sterile technique.
Nursing Career opportunities are wide and varied and include, but are not limited to, employment in
hospitals, clinics, schools, industry, and many other areas providing direct or indirect care to diverse
patients as well as various other fields that do not include patient care.
TC - ADHE Degree Code 4660
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
300 SW Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730
5040 - Southwest
Name of Credential
Technical Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Pell, state grant, institutional and private scholarship
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$215.00 Assess Test Fee
$4,947.00 This total is based on the in-state tuition rate and does not include mandatory fees.
$2,749.00 Mandatory Fees = $2109 Course Fees = $640
$8,772.00 This total is based on the out-of-state tuition rate and does not include mandatory fees.
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost