2020 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
1600 South College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

School of Health Sciences
Nursing - PN/PAR to RN Bridge

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About This Program

The LPN/Paramedic to Registered Nursing Program at ASUMH is designed to prepare the student to become a Registered Nurse. The Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing degree combines classroom and online instruction with clinical experience.

Classes will meet two evenings per week. An average of nine hours of clinical are required each week. The course of study meets the requirements of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and has received full approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher in order to graduate and be eligible to apply for the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). There is no advanced placement in this program. Students must complete all required nursing courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

Applicants must meet the standards and requirements for admission to ASUMH prior to applying to the Registered Nursing program. This includes a formal application for admission to ASUMH, including the submission of all required admission credentials. (See Admission Requirements in ASUMH Catalog and Student Handbook.) ALL information must be submitted prior to October 15 for January admission or prior to March 15 for June admission. Application to the program does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

**Statement from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Except as provided in subdivision (l) (1) of this section, in the Arkansas State Nurse Practice Act, a person shall not be eligible to receive or hold a license issued by the board if that person has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to or has been found guilty of any of the offenses by a court in the State of Arkansas or of any similar offense by a court in another state or of any similar offense by a federal court as found in the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act section 17-87-312. This information can be found here.

Arkansas State University Mountain Home nursing programs meet the minimum requirements for approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing Criminal Background Check Information
17-3-102. Licensing restrictions based on criminal records
17-87-312. Criminal background checks

Contact Info

Sarah Smith

Dr. Julia Gist
Dean of Health Sciences

Skills Learned

Critical Thinking-Clinical Reasoning
Therapeutic Communication
Basic Informatics
Patient-Centered Care
Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Job Opportunities In

Acute Care
Mental Health
Insurance Advocate
Computer Informatics
School Nursing
Long-term Care
Public Health Nursing
Nursing Education
Occupational Health
Clinic Nurse
Tuition Per Credit Hour
4 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Anatomy & Physiology
English Composition
Introduction to RN Concepts
Health-Illness Concepts
Transferable Degrees & Stackable Credentials
Transferrable degrees are programs of study that allow students to complete general education courses. Many students who intend to transfer to another college/university complete these degree programs.
Stackable Credentials are Technical Certificates that might be “stacked” to meet requirements for a higher-level certificate or degree program like an associate's degree.

Transferable Degrees

Stackable Credentials

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Step Up, Reach Back Intern Application

An important part of the Leadership Intern program is service to others. Reaching back after you have been through the program and helping a new member of the program is encouraged. Consider the list of ideas below and mark at least two things you would be willing to do.

Statement of Commitment
By signing this form, I agree to the following:
  1. I will enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  2. I will maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. I will attend orientation, retreat, by-monthly meetings with my mentor(s), and any other required activities on the attached required activities list.
  4. I will participate in planning and executing a leadership event.
  5. I will provide feedback to the mentors.
I confirm that all information on my application is accurate and I give the Women’s Leadership Center permission to verify any information included in this application. My signature below represents an awareness of my commitment and responsibilities to my mentor(s) and the Leadership Intern program.

Funeral Science AAS Program Application

BIOL 1013 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology for Non-Healthcare Majors
  BIOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
CIS 1053 Computer Essentials
COMM 1203 Oral Communication
ENG 1003 Composition I
ORT 1001 First Year Experience for Funeral Science
Part-time Applicants Only
ENG 1013 Composition II
Admissions decisions made based on mid-term grades will be contingent upon final grades.
Important Disclosures about the Program and the Funeral Service Industry
I understand this program is full-time and requires that I follow a specific course rotation of 14-16 credit hours per semester.
I understand that all Funeral Science Education curriculum course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
I understand that students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and will only be allowed to retake courses from which they withdraw or failed in the first semester upon admission to the program.
I understand that students are responsible for any costs associated with the program including field trips and Training Camp.
I understand that when I receive my results for each section of the National Board Examination, I must forward a copy of such results to the program coordinator as a condition of graduation.
I understand that it is my responsibility to know the licensing requirements for any state in which I intend to practice.
I understand that students who have previously been convicted of a crime may be restricted from certain clinical facilities and may be ineligible for some state licenses.
I understand that students who have a physical disability should contact the state in which he/she plans to seek licensure to determine if the disability will affect licensure.
I understand that a current driver’s license is required prior to enrolling in a clinical or practicum course.
I have read and understand the program dismissal policies contained within the Funeral Science Student Handbook.
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