Black River Technical College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public


LPN Program

The Black River Technical College Practical Nursing program is accredited by Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program is a combination of in class instruction and clinical practice.

The program accepts students for enrollment in January and in August. It meets the minimum requirements set by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete application for the Nursing Program
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possess cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete nursing entrance exam on scheduled date.
  • Complete all pre-professional curricula (must have taken no longer than 5 years from application date with the exception of Introduction to Computer Concepts and Freshman English I)

Applications must be submitted by the 31st of October of January enrollment and April 1st for August enrollment.

Applicants who are selected for the program will be expected to submit to and pass a criminal background check to be accepted into the program and to attend clinical practice. Applicants will be required to cover the estimated 40 dollar charge for the background check.

Students will be required to purchase liability insurance as part of a group policy at an estimated cost of 16 dollars every semester before the start of Clinical practices.

Graduates from the program will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure but completing the program does not guarantee eligibility to write state board examinations.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 97%
Average number of students tested annually: 34
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Black River Technical College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 55 96.3 90.85
2011 7 100 86.46
2010 38 94.7 84.32
2009 37 94.6 88.66
2008 25 92 86.23
2007 33 100 87.57

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Black River Technical College
1410 Hwy 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455