Professional and Continuing Education

Nursing Education – College of Nursing

The Nursing Education Program at UAMS South is a branch of the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. UAMS is Arkansas’ only institution of professional and graduate education devoted solely to the health and biological sciences. Through distance education venues, UAMS South makes academic programs available to nurses who wish to pursue the Bachelor, Master, PhD or DNP degree programs in nursing. The UAMS College of Nursing was established in 1953.

Programs Offered

  • RN to BSN/MNSc articulation
  • MNSc
  • PhD in Nursing
  • DNP in Nursing

Contact Information

UAMS South
1617 North Washington
Magnolia, AR  71753
870-562-2563 Ext. 1010

The Department of Nursing Education as part of UAMS South recognizes that professional development in nursing is a lifelong process of active participation in learning activities that assist in developing and maintaining continuing competence, enhancing professional practice, and supporting achievement of career goals. The department supports the mission and program goals through collaboration with the health care community to provide continuing education programs for the professional development of nurses, as well as enhanced access to college courses through distance education programs for RN’s seeking a BSN or MNSc to prepare for professional practice, advanced practice, teaching, and administrative roles thereby enhancing health care for the people in South Arkansas. Additional information can be found at the College of Nursing web site.

College of Health Related Professions – Dennis Cooper, BBA, MS

The College of Health Professions offers numerous educational opportunities in the allied health professions. Allied health professionals constitute about 60-65 percent of the health care work force in the United States. Within the college, more than 600 students are enrolled in various certificate and degree programs in 17 different areas at all levels of certification. An education in the allied health professions is very accessible. Our programs are offered at various locations around the state through internet programs and compressed video connections at satellite campuses. Additional information can be found at the College of Health Professions website.

Continuing Education – Dennis Cooper, BBA, MS

UAMS South provides a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary, live continuing education programs through monthly conferences and lectures. Programs offered over compressed video weekly include the Pediatric Grand Rounds, Geriatric Grand Rounds and the High Risk OB. Other presentations are offered over compressed video network through UAMS Regional Campuses as they are available. UAMS South targets health care professionals working in various settings, such as hospitals, long term care facilities, or public health institutes. We strive to make the process of learning as easy as possible through our extensive broadband capabilities.

Health Careers Recruitment – Dennis Cooper, BBA, MS

UAMS South offers opportunities to discover more about health careers every summer during a one week program known as M*A*S*H. This summer enrichment program uses hands-on experiences to help integrate classroom science skills with health sciences in a professional setting.

“Hands on Health Care” is a one day program designed to offer junior and senior high school students an opportunity to experience careers in a health care setting by providing them with “hands-on” experiments and lectures, hoping to spark an interest in a health career.

To participate in the “Hands on Health Care” program the students must demonstrate above average scholastic ability as reported by school transcripts, complete all fields on the application form and a parent/guardian must sign the permission slips. All applications will be reviewed by the “Hands on Health Care” selection committee. The class is limited to 12 participants.

“Hands on Health Care” is offered once a semester during the school year.

Contact your local school counselor for additional information and program dates.