Advanced Technology and Allied Health

Practical Nursing

Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2015 is February 28, 2015.

Final Application Deadline is April 17, 2015.

Practical nursing is an approximate eleven-month (day) or 18-month (night and weekend) 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.

For more information on practical nursing or other technology degrees and certificates, contact Keith McClanahan at ASU-Beebe at 501-882-8811 or via email at

New Test Score Requirements

ACT Scores for Practical Nursing Eligibility: OR COMPASS Scores for Practical Nursing Eligibility:
Math 19 OR Algebra 41
Reading 19 Reading 83
English 19 English 80



TEAS V Proctored Assessment OVERALL Reading Mathematics Science

English &


Proficient 58.7% 69.0% 63.3% 45.8% 60.0%
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