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Eligibility Criteria of LPN Program in Arkansas

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) is an entry-level job in the nursing profession. LPN is the term used in much of the United States and most Canadian provinces. LPNs function as the registered nurses’ (RN) helper, delivering basic nursing care to a large variety of clienteles. The LPN’s main duty is to provide essential care to the patients, such as assisting them during feeding, ambulation, bathing, and grooming. They can also carry out immediate-level tasks, such as monitoring the patient’s vital signs, collecting routine laboratory examinations, and in certain states, to administer medications. LPNs usually undergo a comprehensive 12-month training that covers the following subjects: fundamentals of nursing, basic health care, nutrition, and poison control. After completion of the program, students will have to take a licensure examination to be eligible to practice in the state.

Eligibility Criteria:

Must have a High School Graduation/GED/Equivalent Certification.
Must not have any criminal record
Must not be drugs or alcohol addicted
Must have good grades in subjects such as biology, psychology, mathematics.

The duration of the LPN program is one year in general but through an associate degree program it is of two years. The student can however give the exam of NCLEX-PN, the certification examination of LPN conducted by Pearson-VUE, after completion of his first year. There are LPN-to-RN bridge programs in the training schools that may assist you in becoming a Registered Nurse. The fee of the NCLEX-PN exam is $300 and tuition fees for the course of LPN Program is different in every school. The list of schools that provide the training for LPN programs and are accredited by the nursing board or some accreditation council is as under:-

Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville
Arkansas State University, Beebe
Arkansas State University, Main Campus
Arkansas State University, Newport
Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
Black River Technical College   Pocahontas
Cassatt Community College of the University of Arkansas, De Queen
National Park Community College, Hot Springs
North Arkansas College, Harrison
Ouachita Technical College, Malvern
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Helena
Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock
Rich Mountain Community College, Mina
Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff
Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Arkansas Community College, Hope

Hot Springs Quarter Celebrates Beauty of Arkansas

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

In 2010, the United States Mint introduced a new coin, designed to commemorate the springs in Arkansas. This hot springs quarter was the first in a set of 56 coins specially designed to celebrate and educate about the vast number of natural marvels throughout the United States and territories. There’s some debate as to what actually even constitutes such a spring. One can find definitions as diverse as “any natural discharge of groundwater with higher than normal temperatures” to “a spring with water temperatures above 50 degrees Celcius.” Whatever the exact definition you subscribe to, however, two facts stand out: the springs are created when water is heated by geothermal energy, and a hot springs quarter could put a little bit of knowledge about them in your pocket.

The particular body of water this hot springs quarter is celebrating is in Arkansas, where about a million gallons of 137 degree water flows every day. This flow is unimpeded by changes in precipitation, as studies by the National Park Service indicate that water doesn’t reach the surface for some 6,000 years. The rainwater whence the spring flows filters very slowly through the earth’s surface and to superheated areas deep in its crust; it isn’t until it reaches this area that it gushes forth to the surface. While the surrounding city bills itself as “the countries first resort”, relatively few people are familiar with the majesty of the city’s 47 natural hot springs. This quarter should serve to expose many more people to the grandeur that is lurking in our own backyard.