UACCB’s online LPN to RN nursing program ranked in top 10 in nation

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s online LPN to RN nursing school program has been ranked eighth in the country by RegisteredNursing.org in its third annual 2019 Top Online LPN to RN Program Rankings. 

UACCB offers both a traditional in-person LPN to RN program as well as an online version. Current LPNs must complete 58 credits with a grade of ‘C' or higher to be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. Those enrolled in the online version should be prepared to visit campus around 7-8 times throughout the course of the program. UACCB LPN to RN students take a mix of nursing theory, practicum, and seminar courses to transition them into the RN role.

“We are proud of the UACCB nursing faculty and all personnel on campus who have dedicated so much of their time and energy to help students achieve success. The productivity of the students, faculty and staff is revealed in the exemplary passage rates of our graduates on the national nursing licensure examination,” said Dr. Brian Shonk, vice chancellor for academic affairs. 

Contributing factors that were weighed to determine ranking included National Council Licensure Examination pass rates, tuition cost, average program length, number of cohorts annually, and the potential for further education pathways and partnerships.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the 2019 Top LPN to RN Online programs in the United States,” said Marietta Candler, nursing and allied health division chair. “I attribute the program’s success to the hard-working faculty that are dedicated to ensuring the program is student-centered.  We truly care about our students at UACCB and are constantly looking for ways to improve the culture.”