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April 2016

ASUN Students Win @ ALPNA Skills Competition

Two Arkansas State University-Newport Practical Nursing students brought home trophies from the Arkansas Practical Nurses Association Skills Competition and Conference held last week on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.

Darbi Jaynes Nursing StudentGwendolyn Conley Nursing StudentDarbi Jaynes, a Practical Nursing student from Jonesboro, finished in first place in the Nutrition competition, while Gwendolyn Conley, also a Practical Nursing student from Jonesboro, finished second in the Prepared Speaking competition.


The ALPNA competition is a state-wide student competition for nursing students. ASU-Newport students competed with more than 30 students from over 10 schools from across the state.  2016 marked the second consecutive year that ASUN students have placed in the competition.



Arkansas State University-Newport is a degree granting community college with campuses in Jonesboro, Marked Tree and Newport, Arkansas.  It is a part of the Arkansas State University System.  ASUN is one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges, with a Fall 2015 enrollment of over 2,600 students.  Established as a stand-alone, two-year college in 2001, our mission is to provide accessible, affordable, quality education that transforms the lives of our students, enriches our communities and strengthens our regional economy.  ASUN’s vision is to be the driving force that revitalizes the Delta and restores the American Dream to the communities we serve.