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Overview

UACCB offers multiple Nursing Programs in Batesville, Arkansas and online. UACCB Nursing Programs include:

Nursing Student Handbook

RN Program

Admission Information


Traditional RN Pathway


The Traditional RN Program starts in the Fall semester. Applications will open during the Spring semester. Before applying to the UACCB Traditional RN Program, you must apply for admission to the college and receive UACCB login credentials. To complete the application, you must log in with your UACCB credentials.


LPN to RN Pathway


Applications for the LPN to RN program will open on September 15 at 12:00 am and are due by November 15 at 11:59 pm. Before applying to the UACCB LPN to RN Program, you must apply for admission to the college and receive UACCB login credentials. To complete the application, you must log in with your UACCB credentials.

LPN Program

Admissions Information

The LPN Program starts in the Fall semester. Applications will open during the Spring semester. Before applying to the UACCB LPN Program, you must apply for admission to the college and receive UACCB login credentials. To complete the application, you must log in with your UACCB credentials.

Student Achievement Data

RN Cohort Retention and Completion Rates


For registered nursing, this is the percentage of students starting and completing the program within the same cohort.


  • 2022 - 51.16%
  • 2021 - 61.25%
  • 2020 - 62.7%
  • 2019 - 95.8%
  • 2018 - 69.8%


NCLEX-RN Pass Rates


  • 2023 - 84.0%
  • 2022 - 66.1%
  • 2021 - 67.1%
  • 2020 - 58.4%
  • 2019 - 80.0%


NCLEX-PN Pass Rates


  • 2023 - 75.0%
  • 2022 - 78.5%
  • 2021 - 94.1%
  • 2020 - 84.2%
  • 2019 - 87.5%

Arkansas State Board of Nursing Licensure Eligibility

Arkansas law requires applicants for initial licensure to submit a state and federal criminal background check. If an applicant has pleaded guilty, nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of any offense listed in ACA §17-3-102, he/she is not eligible for Arkansas licensure. ACA §17-3-102 provides an opportunity to request a waiver of eligibility criteria related to a criminal background in certain circumstances.


According to the Nurse Practice Act §17-87-312,


  • All first-time applicants for a license issued by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing are mandated by state law to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background check by the Arkansas State Police and the FBI at the student’s expense.
  • Persons convicted of certain crimes may not be eligible to take the state board examination.
  • Completion of this program does not guarantee eligibility to write state board examination according to the Nurse Practice Act §17-87-312.


Licensing Restrictions Based on Criminal Records see: ACA §17-3-102.


For more information on background checks, go to https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arsbn-criminal-background-checks.


Criminal Background Check


According to the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act §17-87-312

  • at the students' expense, all nursing students are mandated by state law to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background check by the Arkansas State Police and the FBI.
  • Persons convicted of certain crimes may not be eligible to take the state board examination.
  • Completion of this program does not guarantee eligibility to write state board examination according to the Nurse Practice Act §17-87-312.


Licensing Restrictions Based on Criminal Records


According to Arkansas Code Annotated (ACA) §17-3-102


For more information on criminal background check requirements, go to https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arsbn-criminal-background-checks, or contact Karen McCumpsey, MNSc, RN, CNE, Assistant Director, Arkansas State Board of Nursing at karen.mccumpsey@arkansas.gov.

Important Info

RN Program Accreditation


The UACCB RN Program is Nationally Accredited by:


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

www.acenursing.org


Status: The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN nursing program is "Continuing Accreditation."


Reaccreditation Site Visit: Fall 2028


ACEN Seal


LPN Program Approval


The UACCB Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing through June 2028.

Contact Info

Nursing and Health Professions
(870) 612-2070
nah@uaccb.edu

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