CNA to LPN Programs in Arkansas

Surprisingly, Arkansas might have all the best conditions to launch your nursing career. Want to know why? First of all, the Bureau of labor statistics projects a growth of 5% in demand for LPNs in this state until 2020. Arkansas has a thriving nursing community, employed by world class healthcare institutions, such as the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock and the UAMS Medical Center also in Little Rock. Prospective students wanting to progress from CNA to LPN will have plenty of employment opportunities in one of the many hospitals, clinics and medical centers.

Becoming a LPN in Arkansas

When you are already a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistants already graduated and with professional experience can become a LPN in the state of Arkansas by completing a program endorsed by the state’s Nursing Board (see program list below).

How Long to Become a LPN in Arkansas?

Most programs last around one year. You’ll need to apply for a licensed upon graduation as a Practical Nurse and pass successfully the NCLEX-PN exam. You can also become licensed by endorsement or, if you’re already licensed in a state participating in the NLC or Nurse Licensure Compact, you’ll be able to access the nursing profession directly.

For CNA looking to progress their education or prospective students finishing high school, LPN programs in Arkansas have available more than 30 different courses from the state’s many community colleges, technical schools but also hospitals in places such as Little Rock and Jacksonville.

Below you’ll find a curated list of many LPN schools available to students looking to progress from CNA to LPN as well as those wanting to get their foot in this exciting and rewarding career.

 

SCHOOL NAME CITY, STATE DEGREE LEVEL
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Arkansas State University-Beebe Beebe, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Mountain Home, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Arkansas State University-Newport Newport, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Little Rock, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Black River Technical College Pocahontas, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the Ouachitas Malvern, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
National Park Community College Hot Springs, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
North Arkansas College Harrison, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Northwest Technical Institute Springdale, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Ozarka College Melbourne, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Rich Mountain Community College Mena, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville Batesville, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope Hope, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton Morrilton, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training