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Nursing

Overview

The Nursing programs at ASUN strive to be among the elite of healthcare professional programs in Northeast Arkansas. Our goal is for our graduates to function and participate as an effective member of the healthcare community and to support patients as they achieve 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 and Marked Tree campus as a member of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC).  In addition, we have a Traditional Registered Nursing Program on the Newport campus!

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:

Fall Semester Applications - Closed

Complete and submit the Practical Nursing Applications for the  Spring Semester. Applications are due by October 10th! 
Practical Nursing Application 
-or-
Complete and submit the Traditional RN Application 
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 (All Campuses)

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 Semester are due on July 10th! Spring Semester applications are due by October 10th!
 

Practical Nursing Application: To submit a Practical Nursing program please go to  https://fbrenderer-336.campusnet.net/#/renderer/Practical_Nursing_Application_  and log in using your ASUN username and password. Example jon_doyle 

2021-2022 Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans

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

Length of Program: 11 months

Campus Availability: Newport & Marked Tree

Course Availability: Spring

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

Once your ARNEC application is received, a checklist of next steps will be emailed to you.

ARNEC Registered Nursing Application  

2021-2022 LPN to RN Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Associate of Applied Science Degree Plans

Registered Nursing - Traditional Program

Length of Program: 18 Months

Campus Availability: Newport

Course Availability: Spring & Fall

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 for the Fall Semester are due on July 10th! Spring Semester applications are due by October 10th!
Traditional RN Application

2021-2022 Traditional Registered Nursing Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Associate of Applied Science Degree Plans

Beyond ASUN: Additional Education and Licensures

Information Coming Soon! 

Beyond ASUN: Transfer Information and Articulation Agreements

Students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing at ASUN have the option to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. ASUN has an articulation agreement in place with the University of Central Arkansas. This means that if you meet all of the academic requirements, your courses from ASUN transfer to UCA! 

 Click here to learn more about the options. 

Paying for College: Financial Aid Eligibility and Tuition and Fees

Below is more information concerning financial aid eligibility. 

Academic Degree

Title IV (Pell, Loans, FWS, and other federal grants)

ASUN Institutional Scholarships  

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarships 

Private Scholarships 

Technical Certificate

Eligible 

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Associate of Applied Science

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Click here for more information about financial aid and scholarships

If you have questions, please email financialaid@asun.edu . 

Click here to view ASUN's current tuition and fees

Below is an estimate of the total cost of earning a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing. 

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Below is an estimate of the total cost of earning an Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing.

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