Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Private not-for-profit

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Diploma Program

The Jefferson Regional Medical Center Nursing program is fully approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program offers a twenty four month program of study leading to a diploma in nursing.

Students admitted into the nursing portion of the program will need to have completed one year of general education before beginning nursing education which will take a two additional two years from January to graduation in December.

The first part of the nursing course will take 17 weeks and the second 12 weeks while the two 3rd level courses are 12 weeks each and the 2 4th level courses are 8 weeks each.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official High school transcript or GED equivalency certificate
  • Official transcript for all college courses
  • ACT score (taken within the past five years)
  • Personal interview

The school begins to process applications for January enrollment in February.

Applicants will be notified of their status and successful applicants will be required to notify the school of intention to enroll by paying a 100 dollar registration fee within two weeks of receiving the acceptance letter to be applied towards first semester tuition.

All successful applicants will be required to submit CPR certification to be maintained for the duration of the program. All students will be required to undergo drug testing prior to enrollment and to submit to a criminal background check at the time of enrolment and annually.

The criminal check will be conducted by an outside agency at the student’s expense.

Health documents will be required at registration for MMR vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine series (signed waiver), annual TB test and Diphtheria/ tetanus booster (taken with the past 5-6 years).

Students who meet the graduation requirements of the college are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to obtain licensing by the State board.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 86.37%
Average number of students tested annually: 31
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 29 86.2 90.85
2011 20 80 86.46
2010 42 92.9 84.32
2009 16 93.8 88.66
2008 17 94.1 86.23
2007 26 96.1 87.57

Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
1600 West 40th St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603