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Balance of Mind, Body & Spirit

Three Practical Nursing students attending to a patient

Nurse’s week is a time of celebration and reflection for the nations most trusted profession. The theme of 2017’s Nurses Week celebration is Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit. This week (May 7-12) is about celebrating nurses leading the charge of our nation’s health and wellness. With over 40,000 nurses practicing in Arkansas, there is still a tremendous need for nurses in our state and there has never been a more exciting opportunity to join the nursing profession.

Arkansas State University-Newport is a key player in training students to enter the nursing profession. ASUN offers both Practical Nursing and LPN-to-RN transition programs to meet the needs of all students. Servicing three campuses, the Practical Nursing program is offered with August admission at ASUN-Jonesboro and ASU-Newport’s main campus, plus January admission at ASUN-Marked Tree. The LPN-to-RN transition program is offered in conjunction with ARNEC, the states only associate degree Registered Nursing consortium program. Combined, ASUN accepts over 90 practical nursing students and 40 Registered Nursing students annually. Additionally, ASUN offers healthcare programs such as Surgical Technology, EMT, CNA, and Phlebotomy.

During the past year, the health professions programs at ASUN have targeted interdisciplinary simulation to improve learning experiences for all students and integrate team orientated health care to improve health care delivery in the delta.  If you are interested in joining an excelling group of health care students and professionals and make a difference in the health and wellness of others, visit our Health Professions page, and click on Practical Nursing!  Start your Nursing career NOW at ASU-Newport.

Crystal Gillihan is ASU-Newport’s Dean of Nursing, Allied Health & Community Services.