Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
The registered nursing program combines classroom instruction, simulated patient care, and clinical experience to prepare graduates for a successful career in nursing. Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree which prepares them to take the NCLEX-RN. After graduation, students are eligible to apply for the national examination (NCLEX-RN) administered by the National Council of State Boards for Nursing, for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Due to the strenuous nature of the nursing curriculum, BRTC reserves the right to determine eligibility of any student to enroll or continue in the nursing program. Eligibility is determined by the faculty’s evaluation of the student’s ability to perform the tasks and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse and to complete the clinical and course objectives. These abilities are re-evaluated during and after each course.
ASBN requires a criminal background check for all graduates applying for licensure. Graduating from a nursing program does not ensure ASBN’s approval to take the licensure examination. Eligibility to take the licensure examination is dependent on meeting standards in the ASBN Nurse Practice Act and Rules. You will be required to sign a statement, before beginning the nursing program, that states you have read and understand ACA §17-3-102, §17-87-302 and §17-87-312 and the specific offenses which, if pleaded guilty, nolo contendere, or found guilty of will make an individual ineligible to receive or hold a license in Arkansas.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
BLACK River Technical College (BRTC) - Pocahontas
WIOA Approved Program
1410 Highway 304 East, Pocahontas, Arkansas
5050 - Northeast
Name of Credential
Registered Nursing Associate of Applied Science
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
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?
$165.00 ASBN fees, TEAS exam
$4,200.00 Technology & Infrastructure Fee - $25.00 per credit hour Student Activity Fee - $3.00 per credit hour Student Assessment Fee - $4.00 per credit hour Student Success Fee - $2.00 per credit hour Facility Maintenance Fee - $11.00 per credit hour Distance Education Fee - $25.00 per credit hour Total fees per credit hour = $70.00 Total fees for program= $4200.00 *Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed. *Fees are subject to change.
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$5,000.00 liability insurance, supply kit, drug screen, CPR card, background check, uniforms, laptop, stethoscope, lab coats, conference fee, simulation, and additional program specific fees that attach to tuition each semester.
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost