PCCUA’s RN program ranks fifth in the state
Posted Date: 10/14/22

Leading the way in training new nurses for tomorrow’s healthcare industry, the Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN) at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) has just been ranked #5 among 2023 Best RN Programs in Arkansas by RegisteredNursing.org.

“If it were not for all the time and work the faculty dedicate to the students and program, our program would not be fifth in the state,” said Shanna Pryor, PCCUA dean of allied health. “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and acknowledge all of their hard work.”

This ranking included all two-year, four-year, and diploma programs in the state. PCCUA’s ADN program measures student achievement by focusing on learning outcomes such as patient-centered care, clinical judgment, quality improvement, collaboration and teamwork, information management, and more.

“This is exceptional recognition,” said PCCUA Vice Chancellor for Instruction Dr. Deborah King, “and I would like to congratulate Dean Shanna Pryor and the entire PCCUA RN program team for their hard work and the quality of the program.”

RegsiteredNursing.org prides itself on being a leading ranking agency. Nursing programs were assessed based on several factors indicating how well the program supports students toward licensure and beyond. RegsiteredNursing.org ranked the top 10 schools by analyzing past and current NCLEX-RN pass rates, making note of the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the state’s 30 RN programs.

The primary focus of an RN’s work is on assessing and identifying patients’ needs and implementing and monitoring each patient’s medical plan and treatment. If you’re interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding healthcare field, becoming a registered nurse (RN) is a great career option. The PCCUA program will begin its next Associate Degree Nursing class in the fall of 2023. Once admitted to the ADN program, students may gain a certificate in just four semesters at PCCUA. Students interested in becoming a registered nurse may call (870) 338-6474, (Helena) Shanna Pryor, PCCUA dean of allied health, at ext. 1371; Shawanna Wansley (DeWitt) at ext. 1628; and Naomi Owen (Stuttgart) at ext. 1883.

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