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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. Our Practical Nursing program on the Newport, Jonesboro, and Marked Tree campuses. In addition, we have a Traditional Registered Nursing Program on the Newport campus!

STARTING IN JANUARY 2023, ASU-Newport is launching an all-new LPN to RN program on the Newport and Marked Tree campuses! The deadline to apply for the LPN to RN program is October 15th.

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.

Practical Nursing
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 11 months

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro, Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall (Newport & Jonesboro), Spring (All Campuses)

Prerequisites

General Education (13 credit hours) -​ must be completed with a "C" or higher. 

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, and score 90 or higher on the exam.  Click here to schedule your test.

Practical Nursing Degree Applications for the Spring Semester are due on December 16th. 

Click here to complete the Practical Nursing Application for the Spring 2023 term.  

2022-2023 Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans

The ASUN Practical Nursing Certificate program is fully approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. University Tower Bldg. 1123 South University Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72204 (501) 686-2700.

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

Prerequisites

General Education credits must be completed with a "C" or higher. 

BIOL 2013 - Introduction to Nutrition
BIOL 2404 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Lab
ENG 1003 - Composition 1
MATH 1213 - Math for Health Professions
PSY 2013 - Introduction to Psychology
BIOL 2004 - Microbiology and Lab
BIOL 2414 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 and Lab
ENG 1013 - Composition 2
MIS 1033 - Introduction to Computer -OR-
MIS 1503 - Microcomputer Applications
PSY 2103 - Developmental Psychology -OR-
PSY 2533 - Lifespan Development

LPN to RN Applications for the Spring Semester are due on Oct. 15th. ALL pre-requisites must be COMPLETED by the October 15 application deadline.
Click here to complete the all new LPN to RN Application!

2022-2023 LPN to RN Degree Plan

Click here to access the 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 -​ must be completed with a "C" or higher. 

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 1 and Lab

Potential RN students must take the PAX entrance exam, and score 90 or higher on the exam.   Click here to schedule your test.

Applications for the Traditional RN Program for the Spring Semester are due on Oct. 15! 

To submit your Traditional RN Application, click here

2022-2023 Traditional Registered Nursing Degree Plan (Fall Start)
2022-2023 Traditional Registered Nursing Degree Plan (Spring Start)

Click here to access previous Associate of Applied Science Degree Plans

The ASUN Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Registered Nursing Program has Full Approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. University Tower Bldg. 1123 South University Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72204 (501) 686-2700

Pre-Health Professions
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 2 Semester

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro and Marked Tree

2022-2023 Pre-Health Professions Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans

Transfer Information

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. 

Financial Aid - 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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