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The Discover Arkansas Data Analysis has pointed out that there is going to be a 15-percent job growth in the field of practical nursing through 2016. This spells greater opportunity for practical nursing graduates. An LPN can progress in his nursing career by continuing his education and becoming a registered nurse. The future is quite bright for nursing graduates in Arkansas and practically every state.
The median salary for licensed practical nurses in AR was seen at $31,600 with the hourly wage at $15.19. These numbers are according to the Discover Arkansas Data Analysis. Employment and earnings for potential LPNs is definitely worth the cost of the LPN program.
Learn more about this type of program by getting in touch with any of these schools below:
Arkansas Northeastern College
This school's Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing program is given to successful graduates that have committed to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in becoming an LPN. These are also the ones who have passed the NCLEX-PN. The ANC Practical Nursing program is approved by The Arkansas State Board of Nursing. It is offered at the Paragould and Burdette campuses.
Being admitted to the PN program is open to all applicants that meet the school’s selective admission criteria. Two prerequisite courses must be completed prior to one’s admission, though.
Black River Technical College
This is a public community college. It accepts both freshman and transfer students. The LPN program at Black River Technical College combines classroom instruction with clinical hours for their three-semester certificate LPN program.