Health Sciences
AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 60 hours

The Allied Health Division at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas provides the education and skills required to become successful in the health care field. Graduates will find rewarding positions in medical facilities, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, laboratories, the Health Department, home health, ambulance services, and many more.

A student admitted to PCCUA’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program who DOES NOT earn a “C” or better in NG 412, Concepts of Nursing Care for Patients with Complex Conditions, may use the following general education and nursing courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Health Sciences degree. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each general education and ADN course to meet degree requirements.

A graduate who earns an AAS in Health Sciences degree from PCCUA is not eligible to seek licensure as a registered nurse by taking the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This graduate does not meet the mandatory 23 general education and 40 nursing credit hours required for an AAS in Nursing at PCCUA. 

Campuses Offered At
H = Helena-West Helena Campus
S = Stuttgart Campus
In Person
  • Identify medical terminology, tools, and practices used in healthcare.

  • Promote factors that create a culture of safety.

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness/sensitivity in the healthcare setting.

  • Participate in identifying potential risk and way to eliminate theserisks.

  • Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team

  • Collaborate with appropriate interprofessional members of the healthcareteam.

  • Utilize conflict resolutionprinciples as needed.

Possible Careers

Campus Contacts

Shanna Pryor | Dean, Allied Health & Director of ADN Program
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