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”

UA Little Rock nursing students

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”

Christian Flenniken

Graduating Student Spotlight on Nursing Student Christian Flenniken

Christian Flenniken, a native of Edmond, Oklahoma, will graduate this month with an associate degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Following graduation, she will begin her nursing career at Baptist Health and continue her education in the BSN program at UA Little Rock. Continue reading “Graduating Student Spotlight on Nursing Student Christian Flenniken”

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”

Allen Emerson and his wife, Jennifer.

UA Little Rock nursing student recognized for exceptional work on the frontlines

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock nursing student is being honored for his work on the frontlines in the COVID-19 pandemic in the Seattle area, home of the first known coronavirus case in the United States. Continue reading “UA Little Rock nursing student recognized for exceptional work on the frontlines”

Steve Seo

UA Little Rock nursing student recounts journey to becoming a successful RN

Hong “Steve” Seo, a 2019 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and current BSN student, joined the Arkansas National Guard while he was still a student at Central High School. It was his work with medical evacuation units that inspired him to become a nurse. Continue reading “UA Little Rock nursing student recounts journey to becoming a successful RN”

Members of the Blue & You Foundation and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock celebrate a grant to build a new continuing education center in the Department of Nursing. Photo by Brad Sims.

Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to UA Little Rock to create continuing education program

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas presented the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a $68,357 grant to support continuing education for healthcare professionals.  Continue reading “Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to UA Little Rock to create continuing education program”

Dr. Ann Bain. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock dean selected as new executive vice chancellor and provost 

In her first appointment as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dr. Christina Drale has selected Dr. Ann Bain as executive vice chancellor and provost. The appointment is effective Oct. 16. Continue reading “UA Little Rock dean selected as new executive vice chancellor and provost “

More than 30 nursing students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock brought some Christmas cheer to families in North Little Rock by volunteering at the annual “Shop with A Cop” program on Dec. 9.

UA Little Rock nursing students ‘Shop with a Cop’

More than 30 nursing students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock brought some Christmas cheer to families in North Little Rock by volunteering at the annual “Shop with A Cop” program last month.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock nursing students ‘Shop with a Cop’”

Dr. Jane Evans

UA Little Rock nursing professor to be honored as Woman of the Year

Women’s Own Worth (W.O.W.), a nonprofit organization in Arkansas dedicated to assisting victims of violence, will honor a faculty member from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the 2018 Woman of the Year.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock nursing professor to be honored as Woman of the Year”