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Advanced Technology and Allied Health

Practical Nursing


Practical nursing is an approximate eleven-month (day) program that prepares students for the practice of licensed practical nursing. The ASU-Beebe program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing defines practical nursing as “the performance for compensation of acts involving the care of the ill, injured or infirmed. Furthermore, the State Board defines practical nursing as also the delegation of certain nursing practices to other personnel as set forth in established regulations under the direction of a registered professional nurse, an advanced practice nurse, a licensed physician, or a licensed dentist, which acts do not require the substantial specialized skill, judgment, and knowledge required in professional nursing.

ASU-Beebe graduates should expect to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination in order to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After successfully passing the licensure examination, graduates are qualified to seek employment in hospitals, nursing homes, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, and public health departments.

LPN Online Application Deadlines

ASU-Searcy Campus Day Classes

“PRIORITY” FALL Semester June 1st

Final application for consideration is set for June15th 

“PRIORITY” SPRING Semester November 1st

Final application consideration is set for December 1st

For more information and ALL questions on practical nursing, contact Michael Troop at ASU-Beebe at 501-882-8920 or via email at mltroop@asub.edu.