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Nursing the Career for a Lifetime

Nursing is a lot of things: demanding, rewarding, exhausting, fulfilling. It’s reassuring a frightened child, sharing a family’s joy and pain, a friendly smile during late-night rounds and heart-pounding adrenaline of emergency room care.




Finding where you fit

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The constant need for nurses in many parts of the country has created unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran nurses alike who virtually have their pick of working environment.




Do your homework when choosing a nursing program

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Sorting through the many choices for nursing education in Arkansas is a time-consuming process, but it is an exercise not to be taken lightly. The right program will set a nursing student up for early success in this demanding field and open the door to a long and fulfilling career.

 




Nursing Specialty Spotlight




Minority student nurses growing in number in Arkansas

Arkansas’s nursing population is more diverse than at any other time, a fact revealed by a stroll through the nursing schools of the state.




Caring Closet extends the role of nurses into patients

When a patient arrives at the 40-bed Psychiatric Research Institute at UAMS, sometimes for five or six days at a stretch, the last thing they are thinking about is bringing a change of clothes or packing an overnight bag, if such is to be had at all. 




School family inspires Raven Gray to want to help others

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Applied to Raven Gray, a popular saying might read, “It takes a village to make a nurse.”




Department of Human Services




Community Health Centers

Community health centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers, were founded more than 50 years ago during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and initially came to Arkansas thanks to Gov. Dale Bumpers’ advocacy for preventive medical care in the Delta. 




Ines Ramirez' path serves others, honors brother

Ines Ramirez has wanted to be a nurse since high school. The student at National Park College in Hot Springs began her journey in the Medical Professions program of her high school in January 2015.




Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Health Services

Pinnacle Pointe Hospital offers acute inpatient and residential treatment for children and adolescents ages 5 to 17. 




HSU's Landrum builds career by helping others prepare for theirs

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Barbara Landrum believes variety is not only the spice of life, but the sum and substance of life itself.




Practice Plus

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Practice Plus is a management service organization founded in 1993 with a mission to become the most trusted business partner for health care providers.




Pulaski Tech now UA-PTC, part of University of Arkansas System

One of the state’s largest institutions of higher learning, North Little Rock’s Pulaski Technical College has joined the ranks of the University of Arkansas System, a collection of 12 four-year and two-year institutions of higher learning as well as seven other affiliates that focus on specific fields of study.




ASU nursing college enjoys explosive growth over 20-plus years

In just over two decades of existence, Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has enjoyed leapfrog growth and industry recognition that places it on par with any nursing school in Arkansas.




Been There, Done That




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