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Practical Nursing (LPN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Medication Assistant (CNA)
Professional Medical Coder
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, education patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Registered nurses work in hospitals, physician offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. They also work in correctional facilities, schools, summer camps, and with the military.
The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Registered Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Upon completion of this program, the student may apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon approval by the State Board of Nursing the graduate will be able to sit for the licensure examination. After passing the examination, the graduate will become a Registered Nurse.
"The Arkansas State Board of Nursing(ASBN) requires a criminal background check for all graduates applying for licensure. Graduating from a nursing program does not assure the approval of ASBN to take the licensure examination. Eligibility to take the licensure examinations is dependent on meeting standards in the ASBN Nurse Practice Act and Rules. You will be required to sign a statement, before beginning the nursing program, that states you have read and understood ACA 17-87-312 and the specific offenses which, if pleaded guilty, nolo contender, or found guilty of will make an individual ineligible to receive or hold a license in Arkansas. You can access the complete chapter at Nurse Practice Act - Criminal Background Check "