Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118
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LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing Program at Pulaski Technical College is accredited by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. The Traditional Track is an 11-month certificate program beginning in August and ending in June of each year. The Nontraditional Track is a 22-month certificate program beginning in August of each even year and ending in June of the second school year.
A student must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate or have passed the GED test to apply. Students must complete a criminal background check, and the background check must be clear before official enrollment in the program will occur. Students are subject to drug screenings throughout their enrollment in the program.
The following prerequisite courses are required for admission to the 11-month full-time Traditional Track and for the 22-month, part-time Nontraditional Track. Prerequisite courses include BIOL 1402, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 1403 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, and HLSC 2300 Nutrition. Applicants must have completed prerequisite courses with a “C” or higher from an accredited college. Prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester before the first fall term in which the program begins.
After graduation, students are eligible to apply for the state licensure examination. Classroom instruction is supplemented with clinical experiences in area hospitals. Specific course requirements may be found in the PTC catalog. Acceptance into the PTC Practical Nursing program is highly competitive with 40 positions each year for the Traditional Track and 10 positions every other year for the Nontraditional Track.
Pursuant to Act 1208, persons who have been convicted of a crime may not be eligible for licensure as a Practical Nurse in the state of Arkansas.