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Registered Nursing

RN Philosophy Statement The 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.


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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