2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2016-2017 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Registered Nursing, AS

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** Deadline for application to RN program is the first Monday in March**

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree requires two years of nursing coursework with completion of general education courses prior to entry. The curriculum consists of study in arts, social and biological sciences, humanities and nursing. Completion of the AS degree allows the individual to apply for licensure and to write the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (RN). The Associate of Science Registered Nurse and the Practical Nurse programs are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The A.S. (R.N.) Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

It is important to note that completion of the certificate or degree program in nursing does not guarantee a graduate the right to take the national exam.The State Board of Nursing makes the decision regarding eligibility to apply for licensure and testing. On the State Board of Nursing Application, each applicant is asked if they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony. Nursing coursework for all programs consists of classroom, campus laboratory, and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences begin early in the program of study and take place in hospitals, long-term care facilities and healthcare agencies in Hot Springs and the surrounding areas. Clinical experiences may be morning, day, weekend or evening hours. The clinical rotation is planned to provide varied experiences in the health care field.

In addition, an introductory course of study in Surgical Technology is available. This course is designed for entry level work force training, and does not lead to national certification. Information and comparison of these programs are available from the Division Office.



College Required Courses

Required for all new NPC students

Nursing Course Work - 38 Credit Hours Total

All Physical Science and Life Science courses must have been completed within seven (7) years of acceptance into the program.

Required courses:

Fall Semester Second Year

Contact hours:  17 hours per week

Spring Semester Second Year

Contact hours:  17 hours per week

Fall Semester Third Year

Contact hours varies:  16 to 19 hrs per week

Spring Semester Third Year

Contact hours:  18 hrs

66 Minimum Credit Hours Total

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