Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

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

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LPN Program

The Cossatot Community College, University of Arkansas Practical Nursing is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program has an 11 month day program beginning in August and ending in June and an 18 month evening program beginning in January and ending in June the following year.

Admission Requirements for the program:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency certification
  2. Nurses Entrance Test
  3. ACT or ASSET/COMPASS score
  4. Each student must complete all prerequisite courses prior to entering the LPN program.

Deadline for Application for the day program is 1st of March and the deadline for the evening program is 31st  August 31st. Students not accepted into the program will need to complete a new application in subsequent years.

The selection process will be based on admission exam scores, prerequisite grades (76%), and questionnaire results.

Successful applicants will be required to submit to a background check and drug screening which will be randomly carried out throughout the year. Students will also receive all required immunization requirements before entering the program.

The program will follow a special calendar with regular classes running 5-6 hours each and clinical days will be 8-12 hours each.

Graduates from the PN program will be eligible to apply for the state licensing examination to become an LPN.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 85.43%
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 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 50 80 90.85
2011 27 88.8 86.46
2010 24 87.5 84.32
2009 25 84 88.66
2008 21 95.2 86.23
2007 18 100 87.57

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832