School of Health Sciences
Nursing - Practical Nursing

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About This Program

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  •  Fall Entry
  • Spring Entry
  • Summer Entry (Part-time)
  • 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 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care which is 4 credit hours and having a current Arkansas CNA license.
  • ASUMH has been approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to now offer a part time LPN program! The program is 18 months long, 5 semesters and 7-8 credit hours per semesters. It will begin in June 2022 and students will graduate in December 2023. Classes are currently scheduled to meet on Monday evenings 5-9pm and Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm for clinical. You'll want to make sure you have a time commitment of approximately 30 hours per week which will include 13 hours in class and clinical and then another 20 hours fro online courses and homework.

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccinations

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.

Contact Info

Sarah Smith
Phone: 870-508-6266

Denise Malloy, BSN, RN
Phone: 870-508-6382

Kathy Burns, MSN, RN
Phone: 870-508-6137

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
3-5 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
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  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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Funeral Science 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
Admission acceptance status made at application due date is contingent on final grades.
Important Disclosures about the Program and the Funeral Service Industry
I understand the program has a specific course rotation that I am required to follow each semester.
I understand that all Funeral Science Education curriculum course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
I understand that I must maintain a 2.5 GPA and will only be allowed to retake courses from which I withdrew or failed in the first semester upon admission to the program.
I understand that I am responsible for any costs associated with the program including field trips and Training Camp.
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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