An independent evaluation agency has ranked the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus licensed practical nursing (LPN) program as one of the top three academic programs of its kind in Arkansas.
Evaluators at www.practicalnursing.org gave the ATU-Ozark LPN program a score of 96.55 out of 100 based upon licensure examination pass rates over a period of five years.
“Through our mission statement, we believe providing students with better transparency in regards to practical and vocational nursing programs throughout their state allows them to better match the right school accessible to them," states www.practicalnursing.org on its website. "This is the reason we have developed our programs ranking based on exam passing rates."
ATU-Ozark’s LPN program integrates theory with clinical practice. Nursing students gain clinical experiences in adult health, maternal child, mental health, geriatrics and pediatrics. The theory is based on the concepts of holism, in which the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of the patient is considered.
Area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health units and pediatric and adolescent facilities are utilized for clinical experiences.
ATU-Ozark Campus offers a Technical Certificate in practical nursing (48 hours) and an Associate of Applied Science degree in allied health with an option in practical nursing.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in allied health with an option in practical nursing is intended to be stackable into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program at ATU-Ozark or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the ATU campus in Russellville.
The associate degree prepares the graduate to sit for licensure in practical nursing and does not result in a registered nursing credential.
The deadline to apply for the ATU-Ozark LPN program for the spring 2022 semester is Oct. 1, 2021.
To learn more about the requirements and the curriculum for the ATU-Ozark LPN program, visit www.atu.edu/ozark/academics/p-nurse.php.