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April 2018

ASUN Nursing Students win at ALPNA

The 22nd Annual Arkansas Licensed Practical Nursing Association (ALPNA) PN Student Skills Competitions and Conference was recently held in Hope, Arkansas. Eight schools competed in various competitions such as 2-person CPR, nursing skills, spelling bee, quiz bowl, prepared speaking, and various written exams. With over 300 students in attendance, ASU-Newport attended with 11 practical nursing students.

These students competed against 10 teams to win first place in Quiz Bowl.

Maegan Brown, Jillian Wagner, Gillian Nagel, Jennifer Rios
From left: Maegan Brown, Jillian Wagner, Gillian Nagel and Jennifer Rios

Disa Tierce of Bono won first place in the talent show singing “Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe.

Disa Tierce
Disa Tierce First Place - Talent Show

Cody Bailey of Jonesboro brings home third place in Anatomy and Physiology written exam.

Cody Bailey
Cody Bailey Third Place - A&P Written Exam

Our 11 Practical Nursing students brought their team spirit and won second place in the spirit award.

ALPNA Competitors for ASU-Newport
From left: (back) Sarah Mangrum, Morgan Bice, Maegan Brown, Cody Bailey, Jennifer Rios, Disa Tierce and Jillian Wagner
(front) Joseph Cagle, Gillian Nagel, Whitney Clark and Samantha Solis


The purpose of this Association is to enjoin all licensed practical nurses in the State of Arkansas and promote contacts on national, state and local levels with groups interested in the improvement and extension of nursing service by:

  • Keeping the membership informed concerning matters of interest to practical nurses and practical nursing.
  • Seeking to advance educational standards of practical nurses' and the continuance of their education.
  • Alerting the membership to pending legislation pertaining to nursing or practical nurses' and leading the membership in a concerted effort in support of, or in opposition to proposed legislation.

ALPNA also represents the membership of this Association and to interpret its opinions relative to education legislation and economic security.  ALPNA establishes and maintains high standards of integrity, honor and character among licensed practical nurses'; promote and protect their welfare, protect their interest and advance their education standards.