COPY-Expansion planned at NE Arkansas nursing program

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) - A technical college in northeast Arkansas will build a new nursing and science facility, thanks to a $9.5 million loan from the USDA Office of Rural Development.

Black River Technical College says the new 44,000-square-foot facility should be open before the fall term of 2015. Now, the college in Pocahontas can train up to 120 certified nursing assistants, 72 practical nurses and 40 registered nurses.

Officials tell The Jonesboro Sun ( ) that the new facility will allow the school to train at least 40 more certified nursing assistants, eight additional practical nurses and 10 more registered nurses.

The program expansions are subject to approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun,

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