Career In A Year

Total completers in the past year
Students passing licensure exam
Students who were employed in their field of study
Student Loan Debt at Graduation
based on most recent annual report for accrediting agency
Practical Nursing
Assessment Testing is given on Wednesdays at 9:00 am on the EACC campus.  A state issued photo ID (example: Driver's License) and appointment is required for all assessment testing.
Debbie Hill
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
870.633.5411 ext. 154

Classes are in session from
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Practical Nursing
Length of program:
40 weeks (1,362 clock hrs)
Tuition and fees*:
$ 1,350.00
Cost of books and supplies*:
$ 1,813.97
Other costs*:
     ALPNA Registration Dues,
     TB Skin Test, Background
     Check, Class Dues, Hepatitis
     Shot, Mal-Practice
     Insurance, FBI Check,
     NCLEX Fees, Drug Test Fee, State Criminal
     Background Check, ARSBN
     Fees, Temporary Permit
$ 1,076.00
Total cost of program*:
$ 4,239.97
On-time graduation rate for completers:
Placement rate for completers:
Enrollment limitation:
24 students

*Denotes approximate costs. Sales tax is not included and all costs are subject to change.
Kyleigh Kennedy
Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN)
870.633.5411 ext. 156
Mission Statement

The mission of the Practical Nursing Program at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute is to provide the training necessary for students to be competitive in the workforce by strengthening the basic, occupational, communication, and technical skills required to become economically self-sufficient or to use acquired training as a foundation to higher education.

Think of your lifelong dream! Is it to be debt free? Is it a trip to Cozumel or Hawaii? Possibly, your dream is a red Pontiac Solstice with a black convertible top. All of these are attainable dreams.

What if we, at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute (CRTI), could help you reach some lifetime dreams that are attainable yet PRICELESS! Dreams such as: a smile on someone's face because of you; your heart bursting with pride because of help given to others; pride in providing care to an individual who no longer feels needed or loved; pride in the accomplishment of difficult tasks that require precise skills; or the sharing of a tender touch at just the right moment! These dreams are also attainable dreams with the help of the Practical Nursing Faculty at CRTI.

If you can give the nursing faculty 10.5 months of dedicated studying, then, we can help you, "Be all that you can be" as a licensed practical nurse. In 2006 LPNs in the United States held 749,000 jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this number will grow to 854,000 by 2016. This is a 14% increase in employment in a 10 year span. At this time, not many career paths can claim an increase in the number of jobs. While opportunities remain strong for LPNs in the hospitals, new jobs in long-term care facilities and home health care jobs will increase. The LPN also plays a vital role in doctors' offices. Jobs for LPNs will also see an increase according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the area of public health.

So, if you want a career that has unlimited potential for growth; a career that helps you develop to your full potential, and a career where dreams really do come true, CRTI is the place for you. Please call 870-633-5411 today for the application process for the Practical Nursing Program at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute.

Instructor Biography - Debbie Hill

I am an RN with a BS in Nursing and have been employed with CRTI since July of 2002. I teach in both the classroom and clinical setting. After classroom hours, I make myself available to any student in need of additional help.

Our newly renovated lab is a great asset when I start instructing the students on skills they need to master before entering the clinical setting. I encourage students to participate in role playing, demonstrations, and critical thinking exercises that will reinforce what is learned in the classroom. I will do everything possible to help the students in my class be the very best nurse they can be!

My philosophy for life and teaching is that, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." I anticipate many more years of teaching others about the ultimate career, Nursing.

Instructor Biography - Kyleigh Kennedy

I am a registered nurse with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. I graduated from the Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program in 2007. I really enjoyed my time here as a student, and I am thrilled to return to teach new nursing students. I am dedicated to continue the school's reputation of placing some of the best nurses into the field. I have worked med-surg, occasionally transferring to ER, ICU, Special Care, and Rehab. I enjoy sharing my hospital experiences with the students to provide a better understanding of the material being taught.

We have wonderful classrooms, lab, and clinical sites. These are all great tools to provide experience for nurses before they enter into the nursing profession. Students will learn in detail the skills, procedures, and critical thinking skills that are vital to their nursing career. Students completing this program feel very prepared for their new career.

A nursing career offers so many job opportunities and is a very rewarding profession. A nurse can provide direct care, teach, manage, plan, and the list goes on and on. All of this can be accomplished in 10 1/2 months. "Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do today!"
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Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute is accredited by:
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone: 770.396.3898 or 1.800.917.2081
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
PO Box 925
1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: 870.633.5411
Fax: 870.633.9328