PCC - University of Arkansas
1000 Campus Drive
Helena, Arkansas 72342
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
Program graduates are eligible to submit an application to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Applicants should be aware violation of any federal, state, or local drug law or conviction of a crime may preclude licensure as a registered nurse. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing requires a state and federal criminal background check before processing any application for initial licensure. Clinical facilities also may require a criminal background check and/or substance abuse test as a condition of clinical practice in the respective facility.
The curriculum focuses on nine major concepts: nursing process, nursing roles, nursing behaviors, needs, health, stress, development, client, and communication. The students are introduced to all concepts in an overview course and develop a more in-depth understanding of these concepts across the curriculum. The role of the nurse as a provider and manager of care as well as member of the profession is stressed. Those nursing behaviors that assist clients to alleviate or cope with stress as well as therapeutic interventions that support, restore, or promote health are emphasized. The use of therapeutic communication and evidence-based practice are essential components of the nursing process that are used to meet Maslow's Human Needs Hierarchy for clients of all developmental and chronological ages.