University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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LPN Program

The University of Arkansas (Forth Smith) LPN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program is a twelve month full time program which measures student achievement on the basis of predetermined minimum levels of achievement against a competency based criterion referenced system. The program will supplement classroom instruction with clinical experience.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  2. ACT or COMPASS (taken within the last four years)
  3. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA for all college course work
  4. NLN PAX-PN score: 105
  5. Clean state and federal criminal background check. People convicted of crime will need to obtain permission from the Arkansas State of Board of Nursing before sitting for the licensure exam.

Students will be selected on the basis of quality points earned for courses on LPN degree plan and score earned on the NLN PAX-PN.

The application deadline for enrollment into the program in the fall semester is the 1st of June.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 97.77%
Average number of students tested annually: 14
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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 15 93.3 90.85
2011 17 100 86.46
2010 8 100 84.32
2009 26 96.2 88.66
2008 22 90.9 86.23
2007 13 100 87.57

ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 78.07%
Average number of students tested annually: 63
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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 27 85.1 90.85
2011 74 66.2 86.46
2010 88 82.9 84.32
2009 96 91.7 88.66
2008 54 79.6 86.23
2007 87 94.3 87.57

BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (2 years): 87.85%
Average number of students tested annually: 30
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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 27 85.1 90.85
2011 32 90.6 86.46

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913