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Nursing - PN/PAR to RN Bridge

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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 one evening 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 NursingExcept 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

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

Lucy Haun, MSN, RN

Janice Layton, MSN, RN

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.
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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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