Practical Nursing

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The application deadline for the Practical Nursing program has been extended to May 15th for Fall 2024 entry, with a file completion deadline of June 1st. All materials must be submitted by June 1st.

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse provides direct patient bedside care such as personal hygiene, treatments, and medication administration.

Fast Facts

  • 2 Semesters in length
  • Classes begin in January and July
  • The admissions selection review begins upon receipt of all required items
The application deadline for a January start is November 1, with a file completion deadline of November 15. The application deadline for a July start is May 1, with a file completion deadline of May 15. The BHCLR School of Practical Nursing operates under a rolling admissions cycle and applicants are considered for admission as their files become complete. As a result, applications completed at or near the deadline are considered as space is available.

ABHES and ASBN Practical Nursing Outcomes

Application Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements for Practical Nursing. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants are ranked based on overall academic history. It is the applicants responsibility to turn in all required items for the program application process. Any additional requirements will be listed on your MYBHCLR account.

  • Completed online application
  • Must submit an official high school or GED transcript.
  • Must submit Official transcripts from ALL previously attended institutions.
  • Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory (4 credit hours) must be completed to begin the program of study. This course must be completed or in progress at the time of application.
  • Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory (4 credit hours) is required to progress through the program of study. This course may be completed during the first semester of the program but applicants who have completed Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 credit hours) are preferred.
NOTICE: Effective 07/01/22, ATI TEAS exams must be taken in an on-campus, proctored environment. Remotely proctored exams will not be considered.

Entrance Exam Requirements

  • The ATI TEAS Entrance Exam with a 50% minimum and 55% preferred composite score on the exam.


  • The ACT Entrance Exam with a minimum composite score of 17 with 16 or above in each subset. ACT test scores must be no more than ten (10) years old. BHCLR “superscores” the ACT by using the highest subset score from each test to calculate your composite score.


The ATI TEAS is a test that measures basic essential skills in the academic content domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science and English language usage.
Please click here to access the frequently asked questions about the ATI TEAS.

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You will be in class 4 days per week.

A portion of this curriculum is offered online to a limited number of qualified students.

Please download the Nursing cost plan for estimated costs.

Earnings for Licensed Practical Nurses vary and depend on many factors including work setting, years of experience and geographical location. Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information.

Robin Shepherd
Nursing Admissions

Stacey Sides
Nursing Admissions

For All Arkansas colleges, please refer to the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) for transferability. Please be sure to select the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College as the “transfer to” institution. If you do not find your private institution listed or if your courses are from an out of state college, please email Stacey Sides at for further assistance.

(The cost sheets require that Adobe Acrobat Reader be installed on your PC. If you don’t have this free software, click here to download.)

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