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SEARK College changes Nursing program options




December 4, 2022


SEARK College changes Nursing program options


          To improve college and student outcomes, Southeast Arkansas College will discontinue its Generic (Level I) Nursing track for upcoming semesters. Practical Nursing and LPN-Paramedic-RN program will continue as they are currently, and students currently in the Level 1 cohort will be able to complete their program as scheduled. 

          As a result, students who wish to pursue a career as a registered nurse will have an additional fall option to begin their program. “The advantage of having two tracks is to allow a credentialed LPN student to enter the program twice a year and avoid sitting out a complete year before reentry, if a drop-out occurs for any reason,” said Joyce Scott, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health.  

       The generic program was a five-semester track, and the new model will be a six-semester track that provides a technical certificate and an associate degree upon completion. 

       Southeast Arkansas College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN), the RN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing with conditions and accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) with good cause. 

       Established in 1991 by Act 1244 of the 78th General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, Southeast Arkansas College provides a comprehensive community college education and services, with an emphasis on technical education and workforce development, for the citizens of Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant and Lincoln counties. These educational programs and services include:  technical career education, workforce development, university transfer education, general education, adult education, continuing education, and community services. 


Contact Information:  


Joyce Scott

Southeast Arkansas College

(870) 850-4917