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Recent News

  • SAU’s McKnight honored as one of Arkansas Action Coalition’s “40 Under 40”

    Dr. Heather McKnight, SAU assistant professor of nursing, was recently named to the Arkansas Action Coalition’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list honoring the state’s emerging leaders in nursing under the age of 40. The official awards ceremony was held at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock on Friday, June 5, […]

  • SAU RN hopes to help in Nepal

    Robyn Rowe said she feels a strong call to help the wounded in Nepal as a part of a medical mission trip, but she needs to quickly raise $3,400. If able to raise the funds, Rowe, an RN and assistant director for University Health Services at Southern Arkansas University, is going to be a part... Read Mor […]

  • Blue & You Foundation gives $149,128 for SAU health sim lab

    Chad Dodson, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Market Manager for the South-Central & Southwest Regions, second from right, presents Dr. David Rankin, president of Southern Arkansas University a ceremonial check for the $149,128 grant from the Blue & You Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the SAU Health Sciences Simulation […]

  • SAU Nursing constructing regional simulation center

    Construction is underway for the region’s first rural simulation-based healthcare educational training center at Southern Arkansas University, and that is just one of many things the SAU Department of Nursing is excited about. The 1,920 square-foot SAU Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC) will provide the latest technologies in simulation […]