The mission of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) is to provide a quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable registered nursing program to students in rural Arkansas. The educational program and services include: career education, workforce development, university transfer education, general education, adult education, and community services. Through the Associate Degree program, ARNEC is committed to providing LPN and LVN students a broad range of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for successful entry level into the nursing profession.
Theory (nursing lectures) will be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3:30 – 8:30 PM and clinical time will take place on weekends, but some weekdays may be utilized. This program was designed to meet the needs of working LPNs/LPTNs/LVNs.
For application deadline and additional program information please visit the ARNEC website at https://www.arnec.org
NOTE: All students should be aware that graduating from a nursing program in the Arkansas does not assure the Arkansas State Board of Nursing's approval to take the licensure examination. There is a possibility that you could complete the nursing program, but be barred from taking boards for licensure. Completion of the program does not guarantee that you will be granted licensure to practice as a nurse.