University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?
This program has been closed. The school no longer accepts students.
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

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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1973 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
12/01/1971 - 05/10/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
10/01/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/22/2016 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$8,858

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,113
30k to 48k$7,820
48k to 75k$10,227
75k to 110k$12,365
Over 110k$12,039
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Financial Aid & Loan

72%

Recipients

$6,690

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

47%

Recipients

$4,677

Average Amount

Pell grants

36%

Recipients

$4,853

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

6,569

Undergrads

15

Graduates

3,648

Women

2,936

Men

65%

Full-time

35%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
69%
Hispanic
11%
Two or more races
7%
Asian
5%
Black/African American
4%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913
(479) 788-7000