College of Nursing


January 10, 2022

Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, Selected as Evaluator for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Kalee Sexton

Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, the dean of the UAMS College of Nursing

Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, the dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) College of Nursing, was selected as an on-site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting agency for baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.


December 2, 2021

Students Chosen for Geriatric Student Scholars Program

Vanessa Lee

The 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars (from left) Anna Harrison (CHP), Gale Menotti (COP), Erica Dewey (COM) and Tenia Marshall (CON).

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has chosen students for its 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars Program.


November 18, 2021

UAMS College of Nursing Ranks 43rd in Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best BSN Programs

Kalee Sexton

UAMS BSN program named one of best in the nation.

U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) among the top 50 undergraduate nursing programs for 2022.


October 27, 2021

Carol Silverstrom Trust Gives Over $1 Million to Support Nursing, Cancer Programs at UAMS

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS College of Nursing and Cancer Institute Logos

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received gifts totaling more than $1 million from the Carol Silverstrom Trust to support the highest priorities of the UAMS College of Nursing and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Silverstrom, who died in April, named UAMS as a beneficiary of her trust….


October 18, 2021

College of Nursing Class of 2023 Dons White Coats as Clinical Training Begins

Linda Satter

Students walk across the stage one by one to be helped into their white coats

A sea of black-clad nursing students was gradually transformed into a sea of white-coated clinicians as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing Class of 2023 gathered Oct. 8 in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium to celebrate the students’ transition to the clinical part of their education. As the ceremony in…


September 1, 2021

Grant Funds Interprofessional Training to Combat Opioid Overdose

Yavonda Chase

Grant funds will support the development and evaluation of a curriculum for administration of naloxone, used to counteract the effects of opioid overdose.

Researchers from the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program are combining efforts to battle the opioid epidemic through overdose education.


August 5, 2021

Grant Will Fund Service Learning Opportunities for Nursing Students

Spencer Watson

The grant will purchase equipment to use in service learning opportunities staffed by UAMS College of Nursing students, such as the assortment of diagnostic devices laid out here to provide physicals for Special Olympics athletes at Medfest in 2019.

The UAMS College of Nursing has received a grant of more than $20,000 from the Gertrude E. Skelley Charitable Foundation to support undergraduate and graduate students in service learning opportunities.


July 12, 2021

UAMS College of Nursing Adds New Programs

Spencer Watson

New UAMS College of Nursing programs include an accelerated bachelor’s degree for early and mid-career students transitioning into nursing and a new graduate focus on case management.

To meet the changing demands of the health care workforce, the UAMS College of Nursing is making programmatic changes for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


June 7, 2021

Two UAMS Doctoral Nursing Students Named Jonas Scholars

Spencer Watson

Vivian White and Rachel Pascoe

LITTLE ROCK — Two students in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing have been awarded grants totaling $30,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education.


May 24, 2021

College of Nursing Celebrates Hooding and Pinning of Graduates

Spencer Watson

Patricia A. Cowan, Ph.D., RN, dean and professor of the UAMS College of Nursing, addresses graduates.

Students of the UAMS College of Nursing were recognized May 15 in two virtual ceremonies, graduate and undergraduate students separately, celebrating their achievements and welcoming them as colleagues in the profession. “Today I want to share how proud we are of all our graduates, their accomplishments and their commitment to patient care,” said Patricia A….



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