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Registered Nursing
AAS = Associate of Applied Science

Registered Nursing AAS = Associate of Applied Science
The Arkansas State University-Beebe Licensed Practical Nurse/Paramedic to Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing program is a fast-track program providing current credentialed LPNs or Paramedics to pursue a greater level of education in the Registered Nursing field. The program consists of 34 pre-requisite courses and 30 nursing core courses. The role of the Registered Nurse builds on the basic knowledge of students' previous educational and work experience.  

Program Outcomes

  • Perform clinical judgment and provide safe and competent care within various settings. 
  • Use therapeutic communication skills with patients, families and caregivers and provide collaborative care regarding patient needs. 
  • Model and practice leadership skills by utilizing prioritization and delegation skills. 
  • Cultivate a team of health care professionals by practicing accountability, integrity, and responsibility within the professional role.  

Related Careers

  • Acute and chronic care facilities 
  • Ambulatory care clinic 
  • School nurse 
  • Community health 
  • Public health  

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Cindy Smith, RN, MSN | Director of Nursing
Denise Johnston | Administration Assistant
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