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LPN Program Ranked #2 in Country

Published on November 18, 2022

Ozarka College Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program has been ranked second in the country by Nurse Journal for the year 2022.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best LPN programs in the country, " said Katie Wilson, Nursing & Allied Health Division Chair. "Our nursing faculty are truly dedicated to the success of our students. This is evident as they carry out the mission of Ozarka College by providing life-changing experiences throughout students' education toward becoming a valued member of the community as talented healthcare professionals."

Nurse Journal's website states, "Ozarka College offers a technical certificate in licensed practical nursing that prepares learners for industry certification."

"This is another great example highlighting the impressive quality of the Ozarka LPN program education, " said Dr. Richard Dawe, Ozarka College president. "Since its founding, Ozarka College has been a leader in providing nursing education in Arkansas and why it remains a signature program offering for our communities. " uses the most current available datasets from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator, which are both hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Factors in the ranking include academic quality, affordability, program offerings, and average earnings after completion.  As part of the Institute of Education Sciences, the research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), NCES collects and analyzes education data in the United States. This organization reports complete statistics on American colleges and universities, including nursing schools.

For more information about Ozarka's nursing and allied health programs or to schedule a campus visit, visit or call 870.368.2300.

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