Across the country there seems to be two primary battlegrounds in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The first battleground is within walls of the hospitals where nurses provide cutting-edge care for the patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The second battleground is less glamorous but vitally important and is found within the walls of the testing…
We see the unforgettable scenes play out on our television sets each night. Scenes that appear to be the brain-child of some Hollywood producer, certainly not accurate portrayals of the reality facing places like New York or New Orleans. However, the unsettling truth is that there are healthcare facilities that currently lack the healthcare capacity…
I am sure by now you have seen some of the images circulating of families unable to visit their loved ones in long-term care facilities. This is arguably the most vulnerable population when it comes to fighting disease and illness of any kind, especially the COVID-19 virus. The nursing professionals and other healthcare staff are…
Everyone knows the story of Superman and his alias Clark Kent. There was such a contrast in his life as he displayed super-human strength in his noble efforts to save the city of Metropolis, and then worked as a common, news reporter, capturing Lois Lane’s heart, and enjoying the normalcy of life outside of the…
“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit?…
The Arkansas Center for Nursing is committed to collecting and reporting data regarding the nursing workforce in Arkansas. We will soon begin to publish regular updates on the state of the nursing workforce. Check back often to stay up-to-date with the latest news and trends in the nursing profession.
Upcoming ACN Events
4th Annual Membership Meeting October 17th at 6:30 pm
The Arkansas Center for Nursing, INC will hold its 4th Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Baptist Health College Little Rock. During the meeting, members will hear from the Executive Director regarding the achievements of the past year. Members will also be voting on the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, new Board of Directors members, and By-Law changes.
2019 Annual Meeting Documents
"Eat & Greet" Before the Annual Meeting
Members are invited to attend an "Eat & Greet" immediately prior to the meeting. There will be a Taco Salad bar for $5 per plate. Members are also invited to bring any scholarly poster presentations that they have presented over the past year to share and collaborate with nurses around the state.
2019 Tri-state Nurses on Boards Training INtensive
The 2019 Tri-State Nurses on Boards Training Intensive will be held in Memphis, TN on October 29-30. During the training, nurse participants will work with nurses from surrounding states and discover how to use their nursing knowledge and leadership skills to influence the health of their communities through board service.
The training will take place at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Tennessee - Memphis campus.
Training will be from 1:00-6:00 PM CT on 10/29 and 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM on 10/30.
Rooms are being held at the Fogelman Center and at the Holiday Inn, which is adjacent to the Fogelman Center.
Book your rooms no later than October 4th to ensure the conference rate.
Holiday Inn: 901-678-8200 or reserve online Reservation code: TAC ($121.00/ night)
Fogelman: Call the front desk at 901-678-5410 Reservation code: TAC ($92.00/ night)
The 2018 Tri-State Nurses on Boards Training Intensive in Branson was well-attended and successful. This work has been presented at the Sigma International Nursing Research Congress, Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference, Arkansas Public Health Association Annual Conference, and National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Conference. Here are a few participant comments:
“I wanted to establish presence on a board I currently serve on. Before the training, I would bite my tongue. Now I have more confidence to speak up. I took away from the training the importance of nurses’ voices.”
“Learning about social determinants and culture of health opened my eyes…Helps me understand struggles and root causes for people and systems.”
“StrengthsFinder helped me to understand strengths of my colleagues…. how the combination of strengths and skills helps us to get things done!”
“I was able to look at my areas needing growth and how I can maximize my strengths.”
Spaces are limited to ensure a quality experience for attendees, so register soon!