Students in the practical nursing program at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently participated in the annual Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association (ALPNA) 20th Annual Practical Nurse Skill Competition and Spring Conference held at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope.
Approximately three hundred student nurses, representing ten practical nursing programs from around the state, met for this competitive event.
First and second semester students, who attend the practical nursing programs held at ASU-Searcy and ASU-Heber Springs, competed and placed in several categories during the competition.
Practical nursing student winners were Vanessa Edelist-Wilson of Austin placed second and Haley Tullos of Beebe placed third in Pharmacology; Sadie Henson of Judsonia placed first in Skills; Cassandra Tharp of Beebe placed second in Medical Terminology; Shaleen Ashton of Heber Springs placed second and Ana Gregorio of Searcy placed third in Mystery Test; Jermi New of Cabot placed second in Anatomy and Physiology; Rachel Quattlebaum of Searcy, Julie Allen of Searcy, Kristin Crawford of Searcy and MacKenzie Lamphere of Ward all placed first in Quiz Bowl; and the ASU-Heber Springs group placed second in Talent.
The Practical Nursing program at ASU-Searcy is an 11-month program. Students may begin classes in the fall or spring semesters. The nursing program at ASU-Heber Springs campus is an 18-month night and weekend satellite program. Interested persons should submit an ASU-Beebe application for admission. The Accuplacer and Wonderlic entrance exams must be taken and proficient scores are required for acceptance to the program.
In addition, a nursing program application should be submitted, which is available at under the nursing program. All application materials must be received no later than the application deadline posted on the nursing webpage to be considered for entry into the program.
Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.