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May 2021

ASUN Registered Nursing students selected for St. Bernards sponsorship

ASUN - St. Bernards nursing scholarship recipients

The Jonesboro Sun | May 13, 2021

Arkansas State University-Newport and St. Bernards Healthcare announce the ASUN Traditional RN Student Sponsorship recipients.

Those recipients are Abby Barnett, of Marked Tree; Payton Jones, of Jonesboro; Allie Prince, of Jonesboro; Kierra Rose, of Jonesboro; and Aaliyah Ross, of Jonesboro.

St. Bernards Healthcare is partnering with ASU-Newport to provide a pathway for Registered Nursing students to transition from student to professional. By committing their skills to St. Bernards, these students will have dedicated clinical space at the hospital, receive automatic employment upon graduation and a monthly stipend. The sponsorship also includes a variety of bonus opportunities.

This type of partnership helps ASUN students learn directly from future employers and industry leaders. Dr. Typhanie Myers, Dean for Nursing and Health Professions, said this partnership is not only great for students but the hospital as well.

“I am thrilled about the pathway created for our Traditional Registered Nursing students with St. Bernard’s Healthcare,” Dr. Myers said. “Students are not only gaining the knowledge and skills needed to become excellent nurses, but they also learn the proper processes and procedures to become outstanding employees at St. Bernard’s. The pathway secures our students’ clinic spots, helps to alleviate their financial burden of gaining a higher education, and guarantees them employment after successfully becoming a licensed registered nurse. In return, St. Bernard’s gains well-qualified employees who are already acclimated to their facilities and processes. It is a win-win!”

ASU-Newport’s Traditional Registered Nursing program is 18 months long at the Newport location.