College of Nursing


August 26, 2022

Accelerated BSN Students Begin Nursing Journey with White Coat Ceremony

David Wise

UAMS College of Nursing students in the accelerated BSN program recite the Nightingale Pledge

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) nursing students on an accelerated path to their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees participated in a White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 19, at the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale.


August 9, 2022

UAMS’ Elizabeth Riley, DNP, APRN, Chosen as Fellow of National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education

Chris Carmody

Elizabeth Riley, DNP, APRN

LITTLE ROCK — Elizabeth Riley, DNP, APRN, clinical associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, has been selected as a fellow of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. Riley is among 20 nurse educators who will be inducted into the academy during a Sept….


July 20, 2022

UAMS Welcomes First Class in Accelerated BSN Program, Opens Simulation Center in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Nursing students and faculty in the new simulation center on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

FAYETTEVILLE — A new class of nursing students are experiencing real-world scenarios in a new simulation center on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). All UAMS students in Northwest Arkansas will eventually use the center. UAMS’s new accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a 15-month program designed…


July 5, 2022

UAMS College of Nursing’s Renteria, Whited Chosen For National Association’s Leadership Programs

Chris Carmody

Fermin Renteria and Teresa Whited have been selected for leadership programs through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

LITTLE ROCK — Two faculty members from the UAMS College of Nursing have been selected to take part in leadership programs through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Fermin Renteria, DNP, APRN, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, was named to the 2022-23 class of the AACN’s Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing…


June 29, 2022

Nursing Schools Almanac Ranks UAMS College of Nursing Among Top 100 in Nation

Chris Carmody

A nursing student practices on a simulation dummy.

LITTLE ROCK — Nursing Schools Almanac has recognized the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing in its 2022 ranking of the nation’s 100 best nursing programs. The UAMS College of Nursing ranked No. 82 among the 3,000 institutions examined by Nursing Schools Almanac, which places UAMS among the top 3%. Among…


June 2, 2022

Snead, de Gravelles Receive Chancellor’s Teaching Awards; Jo Smith Recognized for Distinguished Service

Ben Boulden

Recipients of the 2022 Chancellor's Awards during the May 21 UAMS Commencement ceremony were Gregory Snead, left, Pam De Gravelles and Nancy Jo Atkins Smith.

Gregory Snead, M.D., and Pamela de Gravelles, Ph.D., each took home a Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the UAMS 2022 Commencement ceremonies May 21 at Simmons Bank Arena.


May 27, 2022

College of Nursing Holds Hooding and Pinning Ceremony

Chris Carmody

College of Nursing graduates take part in the hooding and pinning ceremony.

May 27, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing recognized graduates during a ceremony that celebrated their achievements and welcomed them to the profession. The academic procession took place at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock after two years of being held as a virtual event. Chancellor Cam…


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…


April 13, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UAMS’ Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health

Linda Satter

picture of badges

U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Medicine, College of Nursing and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health on its latest Best Graduate Schools lists. UAMS ranked 36th in primary care on U.S. News’ 2023 list of Best Medical Schools. UAMS moved up three…


March 24, 2022

UAMS College of Nursing Names Tracie Harrison, Ph.D., to Alice An-Loh Sun Chair in Geriatric Nursing

Kalee Sexton

Tracie Harrison, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FGSA, has been appointed as the holder of the new endowed Alice An-Loh Sun Chair in Geriatric Nursing for the College of Nursing.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has appointed Tracie Harrison, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FGSA, as the holder of the new endowed Alice An-Loh Sun Chair in Geriatric Nursing for the College of Nursing.



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