RN Philosophy StatementThe nursing profession is an artform blended with scientific knowledge and patient advocacy. The role of the nurse reflects accountability, responsibility, integrity, and ethical principles while using evidence-based practice to provide and promote patient-centered care. The systematic approach involving the nursing process, critical thinking, and clinical judgement allow the nurse to provide care to diverse populations across the lifespan. The profession is ever changing, this necessitates commitment to lifelong learning and development. This in turn, allows the nurse to be an integral part of the interprofessional team in the improvement of quality and safety of patient care.RN Graduate Competencies Graduates of this program will be prepared to work with a diverse patient group while focusing on patient-centered care through evidence-based practice. Upon completion the candidate will be prepared to apply for licensure and take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Completion of program does not guarantee licensure.1. Demonstration of accountability and responsibility for the delivery of evidence-based nursing care consistent ethically and legally with regulatory practice standards. 2. Collaboration with patient and interprofessional teams with effective communication skills to achieve quality patient outcomes. 3. Utilize clinical judgement to provide patient-centered care across the lifespan with considerations of cultural background, values, and needs of the patient. 4. Incorporation of information and technology that is supportive to current best practices for the provision of evidence-based patient-centered care. 5. Improvement of patient outcomes via participation in quality and safety measures.
NOTE: Arkansas law requires applicants for initial licensure to submit a state and federal criminal background check. If an applicant has pleaded guilty, nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of any offense listed in ACA §17-3-102, he/she is not eligible for Arkansas licensure. ACA §17-3-102 provides an opportunity to request a waiver of eligibility criteria related to a criminal background in certain circumstances. Completion of this nursing program does not guarantee that a waiver will be granted to an individual with any offenses listed in the above statute. See the Program Director for further information.
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