Suggested Program of Study
This program is intended to enable qualified Licensed Practical Nurses and/or qualified EMT Paramedics who aspire to become Registered Nurses to do so within a minimum period of time and with a minimum duplication of course content and credits. The NREMT-P is mainstreamed into the LPN to RN curriculum. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- Complete all SEARK College admission requirements.
- Ggraduate from a state board approved practical nursing or paramedic program.
- Hold a current unencumbered Arkansas LPN or Paramedic License.
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification
- Provide Accuplacer Reading Score of 75, Next Generation Accuplacer score of 250 or ACT Reading score of 19 OR Completion of a course in developmental reading with a letter grade of C or better.
- Completion of all per-admission requirement courses.
- Possess a 2.5 GRade POInt Average
- Provide transcripts from all colleges and/or schools attended.
- Transfer students must present a letter of good standing from the previous nursing program director.
- Completion of the required nursing program TEAS Entrance exam with a composit score of at least 50%
- Provide Ecidence of recent sarisfactory work experence
The above information must be submitted to:
Southeast Arkansas College
Attn: Nursing & Allied Health Technologies Division
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
APPLICATION PROCEDURE DEADLINE: Classes are admitted annually in June. Class size is limited, and all applicants are not accepted for participation. Applications must be submitted by: 2nd Friday in March.
All applicants will have an equal opportunity regardless of race, age, disability, sex, creed, religion, or nationality. Applicants with special needs due to a disability must make this fact known prior to admission, so that necessary accommodations can be made. Because of the nature of the profession, it may not always be possible to accommodate students with severe disabilities.
ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE: Applicants that are selected for admission must notify the nursing division of intent to register by picking up an acceptance packet within the allotted time. Upon acceptance into the program, students must submit evidence of the following in order to begin classes:
- Current CPR Certification- American Heart Association Health Care Provider. Certification must be valid for entire period of enrollment
- Functional Ability Acknowledgement Form
- P.P.D. Skin Test or Chest X-Ray
- Hepatitis B Series or Signature on SEARK College Vaccination Waiver Claim Form.
- Criminal background check and drug screen Arkansas State Police and FBI Criminal background check.*
Note: The ASBN require that all applicants for licensure submit to criminal background checks while in the program. All students accepted into the nursing program will be required to have these background checks and will be required to pay all associated fees. Random drug screening may be utilized at any time during the course of the program at the student's expense.
The LPN/LPTN to RN Transition program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Ste. 850; Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000; www.ACENursing.org and approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) 1123 S. University #800, Little Rock, AR 72504.