College of Nursing


May 13, 2024

2 Federal Grants Support Students in UAMS College of Nursing

Chris Carmody

Lela Brown (right), a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Practitioner program, talks with Caitlin Tidwell, program manager for the UAMS College of Nursing, during a January job fair organized through the Advanced Nurse Education Workforce Grant.

Students from two doctoral programs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing are seeing the benefits from a pair of federal grants intended to prepare them for careers in rural and medically underserved communities. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Practitioner program last year received a four-year, $2.6 million…


May 1, 2024

UAMS’ Leonie DeClerk, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, Selected as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Chris Carmody

Leonie DeClerk (shown in this image), clinical associate professor in the UAMS College of Nursing, is a 2024 inductee in the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program.

Leonie DeClerk, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, clinical associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, has been named as a 2024 inductee in the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program. The prestigious program recognizes nurse practitioners for their outstanding achievements and exemplary service in the areas of…


April 25, 2024

UAMS Hosts Statewide Conference to Showcase Advances in Nursing Research

Chris Carmody

Nicholas Odom, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, delivers a guest lecture during the afternoon session of the Arkansas Nursing Research Day conference.

Nurses and nursing students from across the state gathered April 5 on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) campus for a conference that highlighted recent advances in research. Organized by the UAMS College of Nursing and the UAMS Office of Continuing Education, the 2024 Arkansas Nursing Research Day conference focused on the theme…


April 24, 2024

Interprofessional UAMS Students Monitored for Stress During Trauma Simulation

Linda Satter

Interprofessional students assess a patient who was just wheeled in.

A man whose right leg was severed below the knee, leaving a jagged and bloody bone fragment sticking out of his pants leg, was surrounded by people in blue scrubs as paramedics wheeled him into a trauma bay at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on a recent morning. The blue-clad workers —…


March 20, 2024

UAMS Students Shine in Student Research Day Presentations

Nathan Tidwell

SRD Students

Graduate and professional students, postdoctorate fellows, and medical house staff presented research to faculty and peers during Student Research Day at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Nobel Prize winner Craig C. Mello, Ph.D., spoke as part of the Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., Distinguished Lectureship in Biomedical Research. A concurrent Student Research…


November 20, 2023

‘Meet the Leaders’ Event Seeks to Match Nursing Graduates with Patient Care Units

Ben Boulden

Tables and booths representing 18 different areas of care were lined up Nov. 13 along the Education II Building’s ground floor, concourse for the Meet the Leaders event. Image by Bryan Clifton

By putting UAMS nursing students who will graduate in 2024 together with the leaders who manage patient units hiring nurses, the organizers of the “Meet the Leaders” event on Nov. 13 hope to save time for both groups.


October 31, 2023

UAMS College of Nursing’s BSN Program Ranked 86th in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Chris Carmody

Students take part in a white coat ceremony for the College of Nursing’s BSN and graduate programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing among the nation’s 100 best undergraduate nursing programs for the 2023-24 academic year. UAMS’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program tied for No. 86 out of 656 programs examined by the publication. UAMS was the only Arkansas…


October 20, 2023

College of Nursing Honors Scholarship Recipients, Donors at Reception

Chris Carmody

College of Nursing scholarship recipients and donors listen to a speaker during the reception.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing recently held a reception to recognize more than a dozen scholarship recipients as well as the donors who made the awards possible. Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, dean of the College of Nursing, thanked attendees for providing support at a time when the nationwide shortage…


October 11, 2023

UAMS College of Nursing Students Don White Coats

Chris Carmody

Students stand during the College of Nursing's white coat ceremony.

Nearly 150 students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing donned white coats during an Oct. 6 ceremony that recognized their transition to the clinical stage of their education. The ceremony, held at the First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock, honored students from the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs….


September 13, 2023

UAMS College of Nursing Honors Inaugural Graduating Classes for Two Programs

Chris Carmody

Graduates from the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia program stand with UAMS College of Nursing faculty members in the Rahn Interprofessional Education Building.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing held a pair of celebrations to honor the first graduating classes in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. Sixteen students from the College of Nursing made up the inaugural cohort of the DNP Nurse…



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