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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse provides direct patient bedside care such as personal hygiene, treatments, and medication administration.

Fast Facts:
  • 2 Semesters in length
  • Classes begin in January and July
  • Application Deadline: December 1st for January class; June 1st for July class

Application Requirements

    Below are the minimum requirements for Practical Nursing. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants are ranked based on overall academic history. It is the applicants responsibility to turn in all required items for the program application process. Any additional requirements will be listed on your MYBHCLR account.

  • Completed online application
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED and submit official high school or GED transcript.
  • Must submit Official transcripts from ALL previously attended institutions.
  • Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory (4 credit hours) must be completed to begin the program of study. This course must be completed or in progress at the time of application.
  • Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory (4 credit hours) is required to progress through the program of study. This course may be completed during the first semester of the program but applicants who have completed Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 credit hours) are preferred
  • The ATI TEAS Entrance Exam is required with a 50% minimum and 55% preferred composite score on the exam.


What is the ATI TEAS and how do I register to take it?

The ATI TEAS is a required test for applying to the Practical Nursing program. The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the Academic content domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science and English language usage.
Please click here to access the frequently asked questions about the ATI TEAS.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply now!

How many days a week will I be in class?
You will be in class 4 days per week.

Do you offer night or online classes?
A portion of this curriculum is offered online to a limited number of qualified students.

How much does the Practical Nursing Program cost?
Please download the Nursing cost plan for estimated costs.

How much do Licensed Practical Nurses make?
Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information.

Who do I contact about completing my applicant file for admissions?

Robin Shepherd
Nursing Admissions

Stacey Sides
Nursing Admissions

How do I know if my prerequisite courses will transfer?
For All Arkansas colleges, please refer to the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) for transferability. Please be sure to select the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College as the "transfer to" institution. If you do not find your private institution listed or if your courses are from an out of state college, please email Stacey Sides at admissions2@bhclr.edu for further assistance.

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