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May 2019

ASUN nursing student receives Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship

Arkansas State University-Newport nursing student Maya James is one of 15 nursing majors across the country to receive the Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship.

James is from Jonesboro and majoring in Practical Nursing. She will receive free access to Hurst Review study materials and a $250 scholarship to pay for her National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam fees. The NCLEX is the standardized exam given by each state’s board of nursing to determine if RN or LPN candidates are competent for entry-level nursing practice.

Maya James pictured at the most recent PTK Induction Ceremony.
Maya James at the most recent PTK Induction Ceremony.

“Hurst’s mission has always been to help nursing students succeed by improving clinical judgment skills through the best NCLEX® preparation course available,” Hurst CEO Pat Lowery said. “Together, Hurst and Phi Theta Kappa can provide the resources required to begin a successful career in nursing.”

PTK's 2018 leadership team.
ASUN PTK's 2018 Leadership Team 

This scholarship was specifically awarded to James based on her involvement, growth, and leadership in Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Nu Gamma Chapter. James was inducted into the national two-year college academic honor society in the fall of 2018. James served as ASUN PTK treasurer. To be inducted into PTK, you must maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete at least 12 hours of credit.

"PTK means so much to me," James said. "It has played a major role in this crazy college life of mine."