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 University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College is accredited by the Arkansas Board of Nursing (ASBN). The Traditional Track is an 12 month certificate program beginning in August and ending in June of each year. The Nontraditional Track is a 24 month certificate program beginning in August of each even year and ending in June of the second school year. Acceptance into the UA-PTC Practical
Nursing program is highly competitive with 30 positions each year for
the Traditional Track and 10 positions every other year for the
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.
Nursing Entrance Test
The KAPLAN (Nursing Entrance Test) is required for admission to the Practical Nursing program at UA-PTC. For additional information, including how to make an appointment, visit the KAPLAN Testing webpage.
This program of study includes required summer courses and special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.
Practical Nursing Program
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Location: Allied Health Education Center Building, Second Floor