Practical Nursing

Technical Certificate  |  Ozark Campus  |  In-Person


The Practical Nursing program prepares students for the entry-level of nursing (LPN). It is a 15-month program (three semesters) that meets the requirements of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing by utilizing a combination of theory and clinical skills. The degree prepares the graduate to sit for licensure in Practical Nursing. Students will have a variety of clinical experiences: adult health, medical/surgical, maternal child, mental health, geriatrics and pediatrics. The program theory is based upon the concept of holism, in which the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being is considered. Area hospitals, clinics, long-term care, mental health units, pediatric, adolescent facilities, public schools and correctional facilities are utilized for the clinical experiences.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to submit applications to write the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Nursing skills laboratory
  • Participation in community flu clinics
  • Public school health screenings

Skills You Will Learn

  • Assessment
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Documentation
  • Medication administration
  • Newborn care
  • Patient Teaching
  • Postpartum care
  • Teamwork
  • Vital signs
  • Wound care


About This Degree


Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility

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You could work as a(n):

  • LPN in a hospital
  • LPN in a doctor's office

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Arkansas Department of Health
  • Baptist Health
  • Mercy Hospital and Community Clinics
  • Ozark Nursing Home
  • Ozark Public School
  • Valley Behavioral


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN RN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN RN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN RN)

Point of Pride

ATU-Ozark Practical Nursing has a 97.3% pass rate for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam in 2019-2020.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.

March 1: CVT, PTA, LPN, MA, RN, OTA Application Deadline.






The Arkansas Tech University- Ozark Campus Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Address: 1123 S University Ave, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204), Phone: (501) 686-2700.


(479) 508-8500 ext. 6105


Ms. Blaine Snyder
Workforce Education Chair of Practical Nursing

Health Sciences Wellness Building, Room 221
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext 6350


Brianna Watkins

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR  72949

Tangela Melton

Tangela Felkins

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6203








Gidget Steele

 Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6204


Amandalyn Boen

Amanda Boen

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR  72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6200