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.
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:
Three semesters &
one summer term
August – November 1st
DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
Director of Nursing