Registered Nursing

Mission Statement
The mission of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) is to provide a quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable registered nursing program to students in rural Arkansas. The educational program and services include: career education, workforce development, university transfer education, general education, adult education, and community services. Through the Associate Degree program, ARNEC is committed to providing LPN and LVN students a broad range of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for successful entry level into the nursing profession.
Theory (nursing lectures) will be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3:30 – 8:30 PM and clinical time will take place on weekends, but some weekdays may be utilized.  Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate quality and safe care that supports a culture of health through evidence based nursing. 
  2. Apply critical thinking necessary to provide patient-centered care to diverse populations.
  3. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to provide leadership in all healthcare settings.
  4. Integrate professional nursing practice through communication, knowledge, technology, and support of quality improvement measures.
 For application deadline and additional program information please visit the ARNEC website at NOTE: All students should be aware that graduating from a nursing program in the Arkansas does not assure the Arkansas State Board of Nursing's approval to take the licensure examination. There is a possibility that you could complete the nursing program, but be barred from taking boards for licensure. Completion of the program does not guarantee that you will be granted licensure to practice as a nurse.


All of the courses listed below

ENGL1013 English Composition I3
ENGL1023 English Composition II3
NUTR2203 Basic Human Nutrition3
PSYC2003 General Psychology3
PSYC2313 Developmental Psychology3
RNSG2119 Nursing Process I9
RNSG2123 Nursing Practicum I3
RNSG2216 Nursing Process II6
RNSG2223 Nursing Practicum II3
RNSG2311 NCLEX-RN Preparation1
RNSG2318 Nursing Process III8
RNSG2333 Nursing Practicum III3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

AHMA1033 Math for Allied Health3
MATH1003 Math for Health Professions3

Requirement: 12 Credits from below

BIOL2011 Microbiology Lab1
BIOL2013 Microbiology3
BIOL2014 Microbiology and Lab4
BIOL2211 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab1
BIOL2213 Anatomy & Physiology I3
BIOL2214 Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab4
BIOL2221 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab1
BIOL2223 Anatomy & Physiology II3
BIOL2224 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab4

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

CIS1303 Computer Information Systems3
CPSI1003 Introduction to Computer Applications3
HIT1013 Computer Applications for Healthcare Professionals3

AAS Registered Nursing

Program Length: 30 months
Credits: 66

CIP Code: 513801

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