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Licensed Practical Nursing
TC = Technical Certificate

Licensed Practical Nursing TC = Technical Certificate
The Arkansas State University-Beebe practical nursing program is an 11-month program that offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in various health care settings. Students will build on a rich tradition of committed educational experiences focused on effective communication, critical thinking and clinical reasoning.

Important Practical Nursing Information

TEAS Entrance Exam for Practical Nursing
  • Click on the link below.
  • Choose "TEAS Online Proctored by ATI."
  • Choose a date and time and sign up. 
  • Choose "AR State U Searcy PN" for the institution to which the TEAS transcript will be sent.

Resources for studying and taking the TEAS exam can be found on the website.

Students are allowed to take the exam three (3) times in a one (1) year period. There must be a minimum of two (2) weeks between each testing period to allow adequate time for remediation. Any exam taken outside of this parameter will be disqualified. 

Test results must be within one (1) year of the program start date.

Testing is provided online only via ATI.

Students do not need to provide results. ATI automatically sends results provided "AR State U Searcy PN" is chosen as the institution. 

Program Outcomes

  • Effective health care team member by cultivating accountability, integrity and responsibility within the professional role.  
  • Provide holistic care within the scope of practice in collaboration with patients, families and the health care team.  
  • Develop critical judgment knowledge and skills which reflect respect for human dignity and diversity needed to care for individuals in an ever-changing society. 

Related Careers

  • Acute and chronic care facilities 
  • Ambulatory care clinic 
  • School nurse 
  • Community health 
  • Public health  

Virtual Tour at Searcy Campus


Cindy Smith, RN, MSN | Director of Nursing
Denise Johnston | Administration Assistant
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