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Registered Nursing

 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. 

Area of Study

 Registered Nursing



Total Program

64 Credit Hours

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
MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy Mathematics
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
BIOL 2104 Microbiology Biological Science
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Zoology
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Zoology
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
PSY 2533 Life-span Development 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.

Nursing Requirements Department
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

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