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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 (LPN to RN) 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 prerequisite courses and 30 nursing core courses. The role of the registered nurse builds on the basic knowledge of students' previous educational and work experience.  


The application process will open on September 1, 2024.

Important Registered Nursing Information

TEAS Entrance Exam for Practical Nursing
  • Click on the link below.
  • Choose "TEAS Online Proctored by ATI."
  • Choose a date and time and sign up. 
  • Choose "AR State U Searcy RN" for the institution to which the TEAS transcript will be sent.

Resources for studying and taking the TEAS exam can be found on the website.

Students are allowed to take the exam three (3) times in a one (1) year period. There must be a minimum of two (2) weeks between each testing period to allow adequate time for remediation. Any exam taken outside of this parameter will be disqualified. 

Test results must be within one (1) year of the program start date.

Testing is provided online only via ATI.

Students do not need to provide results. ATI automatically sends results provided "AR State U Searcy RN" is chosen as the institution. 

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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