Applications to BRTC’s Practical Nursing Evening Program are now open. This is a 10 ½ month program that will begin on August 15, 2022 and end on June 30, 2023. The program will be held on the Pocahontas campus Monday-Friday.

No prerequisites are required, but selected applicants will be required to take an entrance exam. 

Applications close July 1, 2022, so apply today!

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Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould which offers associate degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education. The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies and fire science academies. BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.