Showing posts from August, 2007

Earle Love Child Study Center Receives ABC Grant

The Earle Love Child Study Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton recently received an Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) Grant for the fall enrollment period.  The ABC Grant, established under Act 49 of 2003, provides funding for three and four year-old pre-school students to attend the center. There are currently 10 spaces available for children at the center, and enrollment is considered on the financial need of the child and his or her family. Enrollment in the program will begin immediately, and will continue until all 10 spaces are filled. In order to be eligible for the program, students must turn three by September 15.  To find out if your child may qualify for the program, contact Karen Fielder, Child Study Center Director at (501) 977-2018, or come by the center on the UACCM campus between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Deadline Approaches for RN Program

The deadline to submit applications for one of the country’s most innovative nursing programs is fast approaching, according to Jill Hasley, Program Director for the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC). ARNEC, based at six rural Arkansas community colleges, educates Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to become Registered Nurses (RNs).  “The deadline for applying for our next class is August 31st,” Hasley said. “LPNs who want a seat in our January 2008 class need to get an application packet and submit it before the deadline, or they will have to wait until January 2009,” she added. The packet is available at participating schools, or at  under “Application Information”. Hasley went on to describe the need for the program. “There is a great shortage of nurses of all kinds in the US, and that shortage is being felt most keenly in rural areas.” According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, Arkansas will need betwee