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
ASUMH does not mandate that students who are enrolled in Health Science programs receive a COVID-19 vaccine series (and any recommended boosters), but they are strongly encouraged to do so. However, the clinical facilities that partner with ASUMH establish their own worksite policies, and they may require that faculty members and students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in the facility or be assigned to specific areas. Therefore, students electing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine series or boosters may not be able to complete program requirements, which will result in non-progression through the program. Clinical facilities may also request information regarding COVID vaccination status for any student and faculty assigned to the site. Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should submit a copy for their file.