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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Arkansas
  • Organisation
    Arkansas State Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    University Tower Building
    1123 South University, Suite 800
    Little Rock,
    Arkansas
    USA 72204-1619

    Location Address
    University Tower Building
    1123 South University, Suite 800
    Little Rock,
    Arkansas
    USA 72204-1619

  • Phone
    +1 501 686 2700
  • Fax
    +1 501 686 2714
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Faith Fields MSN, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing is to protect the public and act as their advocate by effectively regulating the practice of nursing. http://www.arsbn.org/index.html (accessed 22.04.2009).

    The Board is established by the Nurse Practice Act (NPA), Title 17, in Professions, Occupations and Businesses. Chapter 18 Nurses.  The Board’s powers include

    • Promulgating regulations necessary for the implementation the NPA.
    • Prosecuting persons who violating the NPA;
    • Prescribe minimum standards and approve curricula for educational programs preparing persons for licensure as registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurse practitioner nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed psychiatric technician nurses; and for certification as medication assistive persons
    • Approve programs that meet the requirements of the NPA; and
    • Denying or withdrawing approval from educational programs for failure to meet prescribed standards;
    • Examine, license, and renew the licenses of qualified applicants for professional nursing, practical nursing and psychiatric technician nursing; registered nurse practitioner nursing and advance practice nursing;
    • Conduct disciplinary proceedings as provided for in this chapter.
  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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