School of Health Sciences
Nursing - Practical Nursing
About This Program
- Download the Degree Checklist below:
- Fall Entry
- Spring Entry
- Summer Entry (Part-time)
- The Technical Certificate or TC in Practical Nursing is a full year or three semester program that begins January and August each year and goes through the summer months. Each full semester is 15 hours with the summer being 8 hours of credit for a total of 38 credits. The prerequisites consist of Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care which is 4 credit hours and having a current Arkansas CNA license.
- ASUMH has been approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to now offer a part time LPN program! The program is 18 months long, 5 semesters and 7-8 credit hours per semesters. It will begin in June 2022 and students will graduate in December 2023. Classes are currently scheduled to meet on Monday evenings 5-9pm and Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm for clinical. You'll want to make sure you have a time commitment of approximately 30 hours per week which will include 13 hours in class and clinical and then another 20 hours fro online courses and homework.
Arkansas State University Mountain Home nursing programs meet the minimum requirements for approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
**Statement from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Except as provided in subdivision (l) (1) of this section, in the Arkansas State Nurse Practice Act, a person shall not be eligible to receive or hold a license issued by the board if that person has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to or has been found guilty of any of the offenses by a court in the State of Arkansas or of any similar offense by a court in another state or of any similar offense by a federal court as found in the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act section 17-87-312. This information can be found here.
Arkansas State Board of Nursing Criminal Background Check Information
17-3-102. Licensing restrictions based on criminal records
17-87-312. Criminal background checks
ASUMH does not mandate that students who are enrolled in Health Science programs receive a COVID-19 vaccine series (and any recommended boosters), but they are strongly encouraged to do so. However, the clinical facilities that partner with ASUMH establish their own worksite policies, and they may require that faculty members and students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in the facility or be assigned to specific areas. Therefore, students electing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine series or boosters may not be able to complete program requirements, which will result in non-progression through the program. Clinical facilities may also request information regarding COVID vaccination status for any student and faculty assigned to the site. Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should submit a copy for their file.
Denise Malloy, BSN, RN
Kathy Burns, MSN, RN