College of Nursing


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.


March 17, 2022

Healing Together Project Inspires Hope for the Future

Kalee Sexton

The Healing Together board is displayed in the College of Nursing.

When Pamela de Gravelles saw the “Beaded Prayers Project” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, she saw just how art could represent the collective suffering and loss of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.



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