Student Stories

Paul Ropp, DNP, MSNc, BSN, RN

Paul Ropp, DNP, MSNc, BSN, RN is entering his second year of his PhD degree in Nursing at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing. Paul has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice but realized he needed his PhD to pursue clinical research. He has a long-standing interest in research, and chose the PhD program because it offers a wide range of opportunities for research, and collaboration with multidisciplinary professions in the health care field, and for individual mentoring.

I choose UAMS.


Ayasha Thomason, MNSc

Ayasha Thomason, MNSc is pursuing her PhD degree in Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing. Her focus is turning clinical situations into research studies.

I choose UAMS.

Learn more about the PhD in Nursing programs.


Stephanie Kitch, BSN

Stephanie Kitch, BSN, is pursuing her post BSN to PhD degree in Nursing at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing. She was introduced to the PhD program and one-on one mentoring during a summer internship available through the BSN program. She chose the BSN to PhD route to focus specifically on research, and to continue to receive mentoring and form collaborative relationships with faculty.

I choose UAMS.

 

Learn more about the BSN to PhD programs.


Jason Ketcher, RN, BSN

Jason Ketcher, BSN, is pursuing his Master’s degree in Nursing at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing.  The College is helping him achieve his goal of reaching a leadership position in nursing.

I choose UAMS.

 

Learn more about the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) programs.


Brittany Beasley, BSN, RN

I choose to be unstoppable. 

“I’m always on the go. I have a to-do list longer than there is time to do it. The UAMS College of Nursing understood this and helped me advance my nursing career while still balancing my family and busy schedule. Now I’m still on the go, but I’m happier and really heading places!”

I choose UAMS.

 

Learn more about the RN to BSN and RN to Master’s programs.


Students in the News

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    It was 2008. Amy Hester had just begun her master’s program, but she already knew she would require something else — a PhD.   Hester was manager of the neurology unit at UAMS and she and her team had noticed an issue with falls in the unit. Hester and her work colleague Dees Davis wanted…

  • CON Focused on Mental Health Care Improvement

    As depression and suicide rates continue to rise across the country, more health care providers and educators, including at the UAMS College of Nursing, are focused on doing more to address the problem.   Recent data from the Centers for Disease Prevention show suicide rates increased by 30 percent in the U.S. between 1999 and…

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