The Practical Nursing Program of Northwest Technical Institute, in partnership with the NWA community, is committed to providing nursing education to serve the educational needs of students wishing to enter a recognized health care profession so they may achieve competence requirements for licensure by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

About Practical Nursing

Practical nurses perform bedside nursing skills, interact with patients and their families, administer medications, function as team members and charge nurses. Practical nurses are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, outpatient centers, and in home health care. NWTI’s Practical Nursing Program graduates are in high demand in the NWA community.

Articulation Opportunities

NWTI’s PN graduates may also qualify to enroll in the Associate Degree Nursing program at NWACC or the Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing program at the U of A.

State Licensure Exam

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing program, the student is eligible to graduate from NWTI and apply for licensure with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Completion of the Practical Nursing program does not guarantee eligibility for licensure by the State of Arkansas. Persons convicted of certain crimes may not be eligible to write the NCLEX-PN according to Act 1208 of 1999.

TUITION & FEES

Estimated cost including in-state tuition,
fees, books & supplies:
$10, 968.00

START DATES

Spring (January)

PROGRAM LENGTH

Three semesters &
one summer term
.

APPLICATION DATES

November 15th
Applicants may apply at any time before the spring start date

CLASS HOURS

MON – THUR 7:00am – 12:00pm
MON – THUR 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Clinical Hours: TUE & WED 6:00am – 4:00pm

DOWNLOADS

Practical Nursing Information Packet
Practical Nursing Application
Practical Nursing FAQ

COMPLETION
PLACEMENT
NCLEX PASS RATE

DEBRA WALKER
DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Director of Nursing

ALANDRA HULSE
BSN, RN

Instructor

APRIL HARDIN
BSN, RN

Instructor

LISA STOCKDALE
MSN, RN

Instructor

TONYA MATTHEWS
BSN, RN

Instructor

CORRIE EICHLER
BSN, RN

Instructor