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December 18, 2017

Arkansas Nursing Research Conference, April 13, 2018

Save the Date for the annual Arkansas Nursing Research Conference, April 13, 2018.  Visit uams.cloud-cme.com for more information.


October 18, 2017

Junior BSN Students Get White Coats

  Oct. 16, 2017 | Before embarking on their final two years toward completing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, members of the UAMS College of Nursing’s class of 2019 stopped to mark their passage into the clinical phase of their education by donning their white coats.   With eager smiles and coats draped…


September 21, 2017

CON Eclipses 95 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

Sept. 20, 2017 | The UAMS College of Nursing boasts a 95.63 percent pass rate for first-time takers of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in 2017.  The NCLEX is an adaptive, computerized test taken by BSN graduates required for licensure. The test length can range from 75 to 265 questions.  UAMS’ 2017 pass rate…


September 19, 2017

Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, Elected to APNA Board of Directors

Sept. 18, 2017 | Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, is the first faculty member from the UAMS College of Nursing to be elected to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors.  Jones, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, will begin a two-year term in October after being sworn in at the…


September 18, 2017

Barone, Dedicated Team Help Patients Stop Smoking

Barone, Dedicated Team Help Patients Stop Smoking Sept. 13, 2017 | It was just a chance encounter on a Friday evening, but that fateful meeting has had quite an impact on tobacco cessation research and work in Arkansas.  Seven years ago, Claudia Barone, DNP, EdD, APRN, a professor in the UAMS College of Nursing and a…


September 12, 2017

Dean Cowan, Teresa Whited Named AACN Program Fellows

    Dean Cowan, Teresa Whited Named AACN Program Fellows Sept. 7, 2017 Patricia Cowan, PhD, RN, dean of the UAMS College of Nursing, and Teresa Whited, DNP, APRN, clinical assistant professor and director of Master of Nursing Science programs in the College of Nursing, were named as fellows to respective programs in the American…


August 30, 2017

Two CON Seniors Learn Geriatric Nursing Possibilities Through Externship

Aug. 30, 2017 | Two UAMS College of Nursing seniors spent a eight weeks of their summer exploring career opportunities in gerontological nursing as part of the college’s Geriatric Nurse Externship program in the Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. The BSN program students — Cande Perez and Caitlin Bowe — spent two months learning…


CON, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System APRN Conference

Aug. 31, 2017 | Advanced practice nurses from across the state were at UAMS in August receiving an update on standards of practice. The 11th annual APRN State Conference, a free, day-long event, was held in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute….


August 29, 2017

CON Receives National Grant for White Coat Ceremony

Aug. 29, 2017 | The UAMS College of Nursing is one of 50 nursing schools and the only one in Arkansas to receive a $1,000 national grant for its white coat ceremony from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). This year’s ceremony, in which white coats are…


August 8, 2017

Dean Cowan Elected to CCNE Nominating Committee

Aug. 08, 2017 | Patricia A. Cowan, PhD, RN, dean of the UAMS College of Nursing, was elected to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Nominating Committee for 2018. Cowan is one of five elected to the committee, which includes deans, assistant deans, professors and assistant professors from nursing programs in Arkansas, Missouri, Florida,…



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