The Arkansas State Board of Nursing has granted full approval to the Registered Nurse Program. The Registered Nursing Program prepares individuals for the practice of Registered Nursing. The become an RN, an individual must successfully complete all pre-requisite and nursing courses as well as pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
The Program integrates classroom theory and practicum experiences. The students obtain clinical experience which include but are not limited to hospitals, long-term care settings, and community health settings. Following completion of all requirements, RNs may find work in a variety of situations. For example, graduates of this program are now employed in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care clinics, public health departments, and various government programs.
Applicants seeking admission to the Registered Nursing Program must meet the general admissions requirements to ASU-Beebe. In addition, the applicant must have an unencumbered LPN license in the state of Arkansas (or mutual state licensure) or be certified as a Paramedic through the Arkansas Department of Health as well as be registered with the National Registry of EMTs. Applicants will be required to participate in specific pre-enrollment assessments to fulfill college or external agency requirements. In addition, certain prerequisite such as, criminal background checks, immunizations and American heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are required.
Any person desiring more information regarding the application process for the Registered Nursing Program should contact the Nursing Program Director at (501) 207-6255. Additional information specific to the Registered Nursing program, such as conditions for re-entry, is available in the Nursing Handbook.
Pre-Requisite General Education Courses - 34 hours
|Pre-Requisite General Education Courses||Department|
|ENG||1003||Freshman English I||English|
|ENG||1013||Freshman English II||English|
|BIOL||1014||Principles of Biology||Biological Science|
|ZOOL||2004||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||Zoology|
|ZOOL||2014||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||Zoology|
|PSY||2013||Introduction to Psychology||Psychology|
|CIS||1503||Microcomputer Applications I||Computer Information Systems|
Nursing Requirements - 30 hours
This program has a building block approach. Successful completion of each course with a "C" or better is required to advance to the next course.
|NRSG||2006||Foundational Concepts of Nursing|
|NRSG||2106||Nursing Concepts I|
|NRSG||2206||Nursing Concepts II|
|NRSG||2306||Nursing Concepts III|
|NRSG||2406||Nursing Concepts IV|