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

School of Health Sciences
Nursing - Practical Nursing

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About This Program

The Technical Certificate or TC in Practical Nursing is a full year or three semester program that begins January and August each year and goes through the summer months. Each full semester is 15 hours with the summer being 8 hours of credit for a total of 38 credits. The prerequisites consist of Certified Nursing Assistant, 7 credit hours and Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care which is 3 hours.


**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 here.

Contact Info

Sarah Smith
Phone: 870-508-6266
Email: sarahs@asumh.edu

Lucy Haun, MSN, RN
Phone: 870-508-6183
Email: lhaun@asumh.edu

Denise Malloy, BSN, RN
Phone: 870-508-6382
Email: dmalloy@asumh.edu

Skills Learned

Critical thinking skills
Nursing interventions
Therapeutic Communication
Basic Informatics
Interdisciplinary collaboration

Job Opportunities In

Long-term care facilities
Nursing rehabilitation facilities
Outpatient clinics
School nursing
Acute care hospitals
Occupational health
Home health
Tuition Per Credit Hour
4 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Professions
Anatomy and Physiology
Certified Nursing
Foundation of Nursing Procedures
Maternity and Pediatrics
Nursing of Older Adults
Mental Health Nursing/Net
Med-Surg Nursing Concepts
Maternity and Pediatrics
Basic Nursing Management/IA
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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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.
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