South Arkansas Community College

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


LPN Program

The South Arkansas Community College Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board for Nursing. The program has three tracks: one which is a full time day program, the second track is modified evening and spring or modified evening and fall program and the final track is the LPN to RN matrix.  

Admission Requirements for the program are:

  1. Official copy of high school transcript or GED equivalency with transcript, including all college transcripts if applicable
  2. Complete general admissions requirements for the college
  3. Complete and submit Health and Natural Sciences Application Packet
  4. Complete pre-nursing pre-requisites with a 2.0 GPA
  5. Complete the HOBET 5 with an overall composite and reading, math, English comprehension score (the applicant will be responsible for payment)

The following courses are pre-requisites for the LPN program at South Arkansas Community College: Anatomy & Physiology 1 W/Lab, Diet and Nutrition and Match for Nursing.

Applicants will be selected on a point system from a combination of pre-requisite GPA, total GPA and HOBET 5 scores.     

Successful applicants will be required to submit to drug screening and a background check upon entry into the program. Students will also be required to provide proof of current AHA CPR certification or an Arkansas Department of Health approved equivalent program.

Applicants will be required to provide proof of PPD skin test, IGRA test or evidence of a negative chest X-ray and provide proof of Hepatitis B immunizations (or sign Declination Statement) and provide proof of immunity to Varicella (which can consist of proof of vaccination, physician verifying student had varicella or varicella antibody titer indicating immunity).


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 85.7%
Average number of students tested annually: 65
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 South Arkansas Community College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 61 78.6 90.85
2011 47 91.4 86.46
2010 85 87.1 84.32
2009 65 70.8 88.66
2008 51 82.4 86.23
2007 57 75.4 87.57