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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing will be able to:

Effective Communication

  • Analyze/evaluate information.
  • Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in written format.
  • Prioritize care when providing care to multiple patients.

Information Literacy

  • Retrieve information through printed or electronic sources.
  • Analyze information through the use of appropriate technologies.

Ethics and Values

  • Demonstrate characteristics of a strong work ethic/accountability (soft skills, plagiarism issues).
  • Evaluate ethical dilemmas.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Apply mathematical reasoning to quantitative information.
  • Solve problems verbally, graphically, symbolically, or numerically.
  • Distinguish between root cause and effect.

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrate quality and safe care that supports a culture of health through evidence-based nursing.
  • Apply critical thinking necessary to provide patient centered care to diverse populations.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to provide leadership in all healthcare settings.
  • Integrate professional nursing practice through communication, knowledge, technology, and support of quality improvement measures.

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Registered Nursing Admission Requirements

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After UACCM

  • In the semester prior to graduation, an FBI and Arkansas State Police background check must be submitted before students are allowed to sit for the NCLEX (national licensure exam).
  • Upon successful completion of the Registered Nursing program, students may petition the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

NoteS

  • Admission to the Registered Nursing program is a competitive process. Applicants should refer to page 75 for a complete description of the admissions and selection policy.
  • The Registered Nursing program admits students in the spring semester each year.
  • UACCM offers the RN program through the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC), which includes eight community colleges.
  • All students applying to the ARNEC LPN/LVN to RN program must read the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act, ACA §17-87-312, (provided in course syllabi each semester) and submit a signed statement indicating that they understand and acknowledge receiving the information. The student must be aware that clinical facilities will not allow them to practice as a student if they have committed certain crimes. Therefore, without the clinical experiences, the student will not be able to meet the requirements of the nursing program needed for graduation. If the facilities will not allow a student to participate in the clinical experiences, the student will be advised to withdraw from the program. All students should be aware that graduating from a nursing program in Arkansas does not assure the Arkansas State Board of Nursing’s approval to take the licensure examination. There is a possibility you could complete the nursing program, but be barred from taking board exams for licensure. Completion of the program does not guarantee you will be granted licensure to practice as a nurse.

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