The Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing programs at BRTC have been recognized as outstanding nursing education programs in the state of Arkansas. We support the mission of Black River Technical College through our intentional presence in all we do. To innovatively educate our diverse students, by utilizing modern technology & evidence-based practice, while emphasizing nursing tradition, in order to prepare them to have a positive influence on our ever-changing healthcare system today, tomorrow, and in the future.
The Practical Nursing program is offered solely on the Pocahontas campus. As a founding member of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC), the LPN-to-RN Bridge program is offered on both the Pocahontas and Paragould campuses. In addition, BRTC now offers a Traditional Registered Nursing Program on the Pocahontas campus and at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center located in Paragould!
Students who have completed a healthcare certificate or degree from BRTC have successfully gained employment at healthcare facilities such as Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Encompass Health, Mid-South Health Systems, NEA Baptist Medical Center, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center, St. Bernards Medical Center, long-term care facilities, local health units, and medical clinics.
If you are interested in a rewarding nursing career, apply now and become a member of your community’s healthcare nursing team. All nursing programs require the student to submit an application to both the college and to the nursing program. The student must be accepted into the program before the student will be allowed to take courses.
Apply to Black River Technical College here.
Complete and submit the application below. This application will allow you to choose to apply for either the Traditional Registered Nursing program, Practical Nursing program or both.
Application period for the Traditional Registered Nursing program
- February 1st -April 1st (Fall enrollment)
- September 1st-October 31st (Spring enrollment)
Application period for the Practical Nursing program
- February 1st-April 1st (Fall enrollment only)
Traditional Registered Nursing and/or Practical Nursing Application
Complete and submit the LPN to RN application for the ARNEC program by August 31st!
ARNEC Registered Nursing Application
Length of Program: 10.5 months
Campus Availability: Pocahontas
Course Availability: Fall
Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses are required; however, applicants must meet college entrance requirements. If enrichment/developmental courses are required based on the college admission exam, those courses must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to the selection process.
The application period for the Practical Nursing program is February 1st-April 1st (Fall enrollment only)
Practical Nursing Application
Associate of Applied Science – Registered Nursing
Length of Program: 2 Years
Campus Availability: Pocahontas and Paragould (Arkansas Methodist Medical Center)
Course Availability: Fall and Spring
- BIOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
- BIOL 2414 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
- ENG 1003 Freshman English I
- ENG 1013 Freshman English II
- MTH 1213 Math for Healthcare Professionals
- NRS 2203 Basic Human Nutrition
- PSY 2003 Developmental Psychology
- PSY 2513 Introduction to Psychology
The application period for the Traditional Registered Nursing program is open February 1st -April 1st (Fall enrollment) and September 1st-October 31st (Spring enrollment).
Traditional RN Application
Traditional Registered Nursing Degree Plan
Traditional Registered Nursing Program Admissions Information
Traditional Registered Nursing Program Supply List
Length of Program: 11 months
Campus Availability: Pocahontas and Paragould (BRTC Campus)
Course Availability: Spring
Applications for the ARNEC program are due by August 31st!
ARNEC Registered Nursing Application
LPN to RN Bridge Degree Plan
BRTC’s traditional RN pathway will be available for Fall 2020 classes!
- Applications will begin to be taken on February 1, 2020. More info to come!
- Pre-requisite classes will be announced in just a few days.
- To talk to an advisor or instructor, call Alex at (870) 248-4151 for more information.
- This pathway does allow for students to sit at AMMC in Paragould or on-campus in at BRTC Pocahontas.