Nursing school students working with medical equipment in the SIM Lab, SIM Lab control room and Pixus units.

UA Little Rock celebrates half a century of quality nursing education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock nursing program is the most popular major on campus. It began offering first-semester nursing course credit to LPN/LPTN and Medical Corpsman in 1986, and in 2009, added paramedics to the transition program. Continue reading “UA Little Rock celebrates half a century of quality nursing education”

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UA Little Rock celebrates half a century of more than 4,100 registered nurses

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has graduated more than 4,100 registered nurses since the accredited degree program began in 1970. Most of these graduates earned an associate’s degree (ASN), but many went on to earn a bachelor’s degree (BSN), even while working full-time. A great many across both degrees used the paramedic and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) transition program. Continue reading “UA Little Rock celebrates half a century of more than 4,100 registered nurses”

Maximus, the UA Little Rock mascot, delivers food and protective masks to CHI St. Vincent Hospital in support of health care workers for National Nurse Appreciation Day.

Trojan Horse Leads the Way for UA Little Rock Nurses Day Celebration

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock celebrated National Nurses Day by giving away meals and goodie bags to health care professionals at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and Saline Memorial Hospital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its nursing program. In honor of its more than 4,000 graduates, the university’s larger-than-life Trojan horse mascot escorted volunteers beginning at 10:45 a.m. May 6. Continue reading “Trojan Horse Leads the Way for UA Little Rock Nurses Day Celebration”

Jay Chesshir (left), president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Rep. French Hill (right) inspect the 3D printers that are printing face shields for CHI St. Vincent. Photo by Angie Faller.

UA Little Rock uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers

With healthcare workers across the state facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is using 3D printers to create face shields for a local hospital. Continue reading “UA Little Rock uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers”