Nursing & Allied Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This division offers programs which prepare the student for a career in the Health Care Field. Programs offered include Registered Nursing (LPN to RN option and Generic entry option), Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, EMT-Basic, and Paramedic. All students accepted into one of the Division of Nursing and Allied Health programs must agree to a criminal background check and random drug screen. Faculty will provide information with the acceptance letter about the criminal background check.

Exciting changes will be occurring in the RN nursing program starting Fall 2019!

The traditional model of nursing education, which tends to overwhelm students with content overload, will be replaced with a new and exciting curriculum based on CONCEPTS. A concept-based curriculum provides education by sorting/organizing information into broader concepts. Students will learn connections related to patient care and/or illness rather than just memorizing mounds of information. The faculty feel that additional benefits to switching to a concept-based curriculum include:

  • Less “Failure to recognize” when a patient(s) is declining and earlier interventions to prevent the decline
  • Assist students to take a “pro-active” role in their learning
  • More efficient streamlining of content
  • Higher level of student thinking/clinical reasoning
  • Reduction of “content overload”
  • Increase of student retention rates
  • Maintenance of pass rates above state and national averages

For additional information regarding the upcoming changes, please contact the NAH department at 870-612-2071. 

Nursing and Allied Health Degree Options

EMT – Basic

A one-semester course serving as an introduction to the study of emergency medical services and the basic principles, procedures, and techniques of prehospital emergency care. The emphasis of this course is to provide the student with a basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, spinal immobilization techniques, basic splinting and wound management. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to apply for the National Registry EMT-B Examination. Certification as an EMT-B is required for selection to the Paramedic Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMT Paramedic

The EMT-Paramedic Technical Certificate Program consists of three semesters of concentrated study including classroom instruction, hospital clinical experiences and field internship with an Advanced Life Support ambulance service. The AAS in Paramedic degree consists of 60 credit hours. These 60 credits include 7 credits in EMT Basic, 19 general education credits, and 34 credits in the paramedic courses.

Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant program is a seven-credit hour, Certificate of Proficiency program combining classroom instruction with clinical training. This program meets the certification requirements of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Care. The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s curriculum provides instruction with emphasis on technical skills, professional relationships, and workplace ethics. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the written and skills test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in long-term care, acute-care, and home-health care settings.

Practical Nursing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Practical Nursing technical certificate program combines classroom instruction with clinical experience. The course of study meets the requirements of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing for practical nursing programs. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may be eligible to apply for the National Council of Licensure Examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program does not participate in advanced placement. 
Criminal Background Bars to Licensure
Gainful Employment Information

Status: Approval of Arkansas State Board of Nursing through June 2018

RN Program (Traditional, Online, and Generic Entry Options)

Seal of Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The UACCB RN Program is Nationally Accredited by:

 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

404-975-5000

www.acenursing.org

 

 

Status: Full Accreditation   Reaccreditation Site Visit: Fall 2020

 

The Division of Nursing and Allied Health provides an associate degree education program for those qualified individuals who want to provide direct patient care as members of the health care delivery system. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
Criminal Background Bars to Licensure

APPLICATIONS
Enrollment Information/Application to UACCB
Note: Both the enrollment application and the appropriate program application must be submitted before the admission process is complete.

Criminal background bars to licensure

 

Division Chair Personnel

Marietta
Candler
Division Chair
Office: 
NAH
944
870-612-2070

Nursing Personnel

photo of Ashley Ball
Ashley
Ball
RN Faculty
Office: 
NAH
950
870-612-2068
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Katie
Camden
Program Coordinator RN Generic/Traditional Track
Office: 
NAH
940
870-612-2052
Karla
Wilson
RN Program Online Coordinator
Office: 
NAH
938
870-612-2143
Elizabeth
Anderson, RN, BSN
Simulation Coordinator
Office: 
NAH
937
870-612-2157
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Amanda
Cannon
PN Faculty
Office: 
NAH
946
870-612-2065
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Amy
Bullard
RN Faculty
Office: 
NAH
943
870-612-2063
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Alisha
Carter
RN Faculty
Office: 
NAH
942
870-262-2092

EMT-Basic/Paramedic Personnel

Wesley Gay
Wesley
Gay
Coordinator of EMT Program
Office: 
NAH
954
870-612-2061