Southern Arkansas University Tech

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


LPN Program

The Southern Arkansas University Tech Nursing Program is a program approved by the Arkansas State Nursing Board. The program offers in class instruction in theory and clinical experience.

The practical Nursing program is offered every year with classes beginning in July for graduation in May of the following year.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent GED
  2. Official copy of college(s) transcripts (if applicable)
  3. Immunizations Record, with proof of 2 measles & 1 rubella shot or 2 MMR shots.
  4. ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, or SAT scores
  5. The TEAS V test will be given every Wednesday January 11 through March 7th, 8:30 a.m. at SAU

Applications are accepted from January to March.

Successful applicants into the Practical Nursing Program will be required to submit to a criminal background check before admission. A state and federal criminal background check will be performed before graduation as persons convicted of crimes may or may not be eligible to sit for the state licensure exam.

A mandatory drug screen will be performed through the Ouachita County Medical Center before admission and students will be required to submit a current Arkansas Health card to the Nursing Office.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 97.6%
Average number of students tested annually: 15
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 Southern Arkansas University Tech as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 14 92.8 86.46
2010 19 100 84.32
2009 11 100 88.66
2008 25 92 86.23
2007 20 85 87.57