"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."
Programs available on ASUMH Campus through ASTATE.
Details are on the Astate website.
The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. As a graduate of this program you are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successfully passing this examination, you can function under the supervision of a registered nurse and/or a physician and work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and other healthcare agencies.
Enrolling in a 7 credit hour CNA course is a rewarding way to start a career in the medical field. At the completion of this one semester course you will earn a Certificate of Proficiency and will be eligible to complete the Arkansas skills test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Graduates of the program are prepared to work in long-term care, acute care, and home-health care settings. For students with plans to continue their education in healthcare, practicing as a CNA provides the opportunity to experience working in healthcare environment while completing prerequisite courses toward other healthcare degrees.
The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Registered Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Upon completion of this program, you may apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). After passing the examination, you will become a Registered Nurse (RN). RNs provide and coordinate care, educate patients, and the public. RNs work in hospitals, offices, homes, and nursing facilities. They also work in correctional facilities, schools, summer camps, and with the military.