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Practical Nursing


Admission into the UACCM nursing program is a competitive process. There are a number of requirements which must be completed before a student can be considered for the nursing program. Click Here to learn more about the admission process for Practical Nursing.


  • In the semester prior to graduation, an FBI and Arkansas State Police background check must be submitted before students are allowed to sit for the NCLEX (national licensure exam).
  • Upon successful completion of the practical nursing program, students may petition the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam.


  • Because students should plan on studying most of the time, they should plan to work as little as possible.
  • Students required to take remedial courses must follow the UACCM Student Success Plan.


All students admitted to the nursing program must read the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act, ACA §17-87-312, (provided in course syllabi each semester) and submit a signed statement indicating that they understand that graduating from a nursing program in Arkansas does not assure the Arkansas State Board of Nursing’s approval to take the licensure examination.

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