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Education / Health Care

UA Fort Smith Revives Nursing Program

The university said tuition reimbursement programs from Mercy and Baptist hospitals, alongside extensive private scholarships through the UAFS Foundation, should allow nearly all students to enroll with no out-of-pocket tuition cost. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

State Awards $20.4M in Federal Funds to 19 Nursing Schools

The grants will be used to upskill nursing professionals, expand nursing apprenticeship programs and increase nurse educator recruitment and retention. read more >
Education / Health Care

UA Little Rock Gets $300K Planned Gift to Support Nursing Students

The gift comes Bill Stovall III, longtime operator of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville. read more >
Education / Health Care

Pulaski Tech Awarded $5.7M to Expand Nursing Program

The college in North Little Rock currently has a waiting list of students looking to get into the program. read more >

Tammy Jones Named Chief Nursing Officer for UAMS Health

She's the former senior director of the UAMS Health Center for Nursing Excellence. read more >
Todd Shields, chancellor of Arkansas State University
Construction / Education / Health Care

ASU System Approves Plan for Veterinary School

The system also approved a new $8 million nursing building at ASU Three Rivers. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Health Care Vaccine Mandate Remains as Some Push for an End

One year after it began being enforced nationwide on Feb. 20, 2022, the vaccination requirement affecting an estimated 10 million health care workers is the last remaining major mandate from President Joe Biden's sweeping attempt to boost national vaccination rates. read more >
April Kranz, chief nursing officer at Conway Regional
Health Care

April Kranz Named Chief Nursing Officer at Conway Regional

Kranz comes to Conway Regional from Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. He first day was Dec. 27. read more >
Stephanie Whitaker, chief nursing officer at Mercy Fort Smith
Health Care

Stephanie Whitaker Named Chief Nurse at Mercy Fort Smith

Whitaker joined Mercy in late 2021 as vice president of patient care services. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

Foundations, Major Donors Tackle Nation’s Nursing Shortage

The flight from the profession wasn't a case of older nurses retiring. The bulk of nurses leaving were under age 35, and more are headed for the exit. read more >
Education / Health Care

CHI St. Vincent Donates $1.1M to UAPB Nursing Program

The gift is part of a five-year agreement designed to help address a statewide shortage of nurses. read more >
Health Care

Kris Maddalena Named Chief Nursing Officer at Arkansas Children’s

She now leads the largest division of the hospital's workforce, overseeing clinical and administrative planning and monitoring and evaluating patient care. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Poll: Americans Give Health Care System Failing Mark

Only 12% say it is handled extremely or very well. Americans have similar views about health care for older adults. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAM to Offer State’s 1st All-Online Nursing-Public Health Master’s

The 37-credit hour program will begin in January. read more >