Southeast Arkansas College

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

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LPN Program

The Southeast Arkansas practical nursing program is approved by the Arkansas state board of nursing through regular evaluations. The program prepares students to offer direct and primary nursing care under the supervision of a clinical instructor, staff RN and physicians in cooperating clinical facilities. The program also serves as a bridge for students who intend to continue education in nursing or other allied health professions.

Students will be selected for enrollment on the basis of a point system based on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of all general admission procedures of the College.
  2. Completion of the Nursing and Allied Health Application for Admission form.
  3. COMPASS scores of 51% in Math (Elementary Algebra), 74% in English, and 81% in Reading; or ACT Composite Score of 18; or completion of 15 semester hours of general education applicable to the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  4. College transcript documenting successful completion of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Basic Nutrition, and Computer Basics.

Application deadline for August admission is the 2nd Friday of the March and the 1st Friday in October for January admission. Admission will depend on date of completion of application should the number of qualified applicants exceed the slots available.

Students accepted to the program are required to show evidence of current AHA CPR certification valid for the entire period of enrollment, Functional Abilities Test or Chest X-Ray, Hepatitis B Series or Signature on SEARK Vaccination Waiver Claim Form. Random drug screening could be require at any time during the enrollment period at the students expense and students in Allied Health programs with clinical components will be assessed a fee for malpractice insurance.

Students are able to sit for the NCLEX-PN to obtain licensing as a practical nurse after completing the program. A student who successfully completes this program will also be able to transfer up to fourteen semester credit hours to a college or university.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 83.77%
Average number of students tested annually: 40
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 Southeast Arkansas College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 33 69.7 90.85
2011 43 90.7 86.46
2010 44 90.9 84.32
2009 51 90.2 88.66
2008 38 84.2 86.23
2007 44 97.7 87.57

ADN Program

The Southeast Arkansas nursing program is intended to provide a bridge for individuals seeking to become registered nurses. The program is fully approved by the Arkansas State Board for Nursing.

The program allows students to become RN’s in a minimum period of time. The college offers two tracks for students desiring to qualify for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing: the LPN or Paramedic to RN transition track and the Generic option.

All classes are admitted in August with limited places available.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. Complete admission requirements for SEARK
  3. Compass scores (41 in Math, 75 in writing and 82 in Reading) ACT composite score of 19 or completion of 15 semester hours of general education relevant to the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  4. Completion of the required nursing program admission exam

The application deadline is the first Friday of the month.

Successful applicants are required to notify the nursing department of intent to register and pick-up the acceptance packet within the given time. Students will be expected to submit evidence of current CPR certification level C (American Heart Association), documents of Hepatitis B Series vaccines or waiver, Documents of P.P.D. Skin Test or Chest X-Ray, and acknowledgement of Functional Abilities Requirements.

Applicants will also be required to submit to criminal background check at their own expense and students registered for clinical courses will be charged fees for malpractice insurance.

The school can utilize random drug screening at any time during the course of enrollment in the program at the student’s expense.




State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 89.77%
Average number of students tested annually: 20
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 Southeast Arkansas College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 25 92 90.85
2011 20 85 86.46
2010 13 92.3 84.32
2009 23 86.9 88.66
2008 13 100 86.23
2007 24 75 87.57

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 89.77%
Average number of students tested annually: 20
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 Southeast Arkansas College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 25 92 90.85
2011 20 85 86.46
2010 13 92.3 84.32
2009 23 86.9 88.66
2008 13 100 86.23
2007 24 75 87.57

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Southeast Arkansas College
1900 Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603