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Overview

The Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing programs at ASUN strive to be among the elite of healthcare professional programs in Northeast Arkansas. Our overall goal for all students is to function and participate as an effective member of the healthcare community and to support clients in the achievement of positive healthcare outcomes. We offer our Practical Nursing program on the Newport, Jonesboro, and Marked Tree campuses. We offer our LPN to RN program on the Newport campus as a member of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC).  Plus, we have a "Traditional" Registered Nursing Program on the Newport campus!

Students who have completed a healthcare certificate or degree from ASUN have gained employment at healthcare facilities such as St. Bernards Medical CenterNEA Baptist Medical CenterWhite River Medical CenterPublic Health DepartmentAmedisysUnity Health-Harris Hospital and Unity Health-White County Medical Center.

If you are interested in a rewarding healthcare profession, apply now and be a member of your community's healthcare nursing team. All nursing programs require the student to submit an application to both the college and to the nursing program. The student must be accepted into the program before the student will be allowed to take courses.

Step 1:

Apply to ASU-Newport here, then apply for the Practical or Registered Nursing program below!

Step 2:

Complete and submit the Practical Nursing Applications for the Fall 2019 Semester by June 1st!  Spring 2020 Semester applications are due by October 1st!
Practical Nursing Application  
-or-
Complete and submit the Traditional RN Application by November 15th!
Traditional RN Application
-or-
Complete and submit the LPN to RN application for the ARNEC program by August 31st!
ARNEC Registered Nursing Application  

Practical Nursing
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 11 months

Practical Nursing Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro, Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall (Newport & Jonesboro), Spring (Marked Tree)

Prerequisites

General Education (13 credit hours)

ENG 1003 Composition I
BIOL 2013 Introduction to Nutrition
MATH 1213 Math for Health Professions
BIOL 1404 Body Structure and Function OR
BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I AND
BIOL 2414 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Potential PN students must take the PAX entrance exam.  Click here to schedule your test.

Practical Nursing Degree Applications for the Fall 2019 Semester are due on June 1st!
Practical Nursing Application  

Spring 2020 Semester applications are due by October 1st!

2019-2020 Practical Nursing Degree Plan

2018-2019 Practical Nursing Degree Plan

Registered Nursing - LPN to RN Transition Program
Associate of Applied Science - Registered Nursing

Length of Program: 11 months

Campus Availability: Newport

Course Availability: Spring

Applications for the ARNEC program are due by August 31st!
ARNEC Registered Nursing Application  

2019-2020 LPN to RN Degree Plan

2018-2019 LPN to RN Degree Plan

Registered Nursing - Traditional Program

Length of Program: 2 Years

Campus Availability: Newport

Course Availability: Spring

Prerequisites

General Education Courses: 

ENG 1003 Composition I
MATH 1213 Math for Health Professions
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology
BIOL 2013 Introduction to Nutrition
BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Potential RN students must take the PAX entrance exam.  Click here to schedule your test.

Applications for the Traditional RN Program are due by November 15th!
Traditional RN Application

2019-2020 Traditional Registered Nursing Degree Plan

2018-2019 Traditional Registered Nursing Degree Plan