UA-PTC Practical Nursing Program Mission Statement
The Practical Nursing program embraces the mission of delivering high-quality instruction in clinical, classroom, and online settings while ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge needed to contribute to the profession and the health care needs of the community.
About Our Program
The Practical Nursing program at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College is accredited by the Arkansas Board of Nursing (ASBN). The Traditional Track is a 12-month certificate program beginning in the Summer and ending in the Spring of each year. Acceptance into the UA-PTC Practical Nursing program is highly competitive. After graduation, students are eligible to apply for the state licensure examination. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing requires a criminal background check for all graduates applying for licensure. Graduating from a nursing program does not assure ASBN’s approval to take the licensure examination. Eligibility to take the licensure examination is dependent on meeting standards in the ASBN Nurse Practice Act and Rules. You will be required to sign a statement, before beginning the nursing program, that states that you have read and understood ACA §17-87-312 and the specific offenses which, if pleaded guilty, nolo contender, or found guilty of will make an individual ineligible to receive or hold a license in Arkansas.
Criminal Background Check
Please read the following documents below prior to applying to the Practical Nursing program at UA-PTC.
Programs of Study
This program of study includes required summer courses and special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.
2019-20 Program Level Outcome Reports
For additional information, call (501) 812-2745.
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
Practical Nursing Program
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Location: Allied Health Education Center Building, Second Floor