Jefferson Regional School of Nursing
1600 West 40th Avenue
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603
Director: Michelle Newton
Registrar: Tracy McCorkle
The goal of the Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing is to prepare graduates who qualify to function as competent beginning practitioners of nursing in the hospital and other health care settings. The school offers an educational program designed to prepare qualified men and women of all ages to serve the nursing needs of the community and to contribute to the maintenance of high standards of health care delivery. The Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing offers a seventeen (17) month education program that leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. The program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, certified by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
UAMS South Central Family Residency Program
Formerly known as AHEC
4010 Mulberry Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Main Office: 870-541-7611
Main Fax: 870-541-7602
The UAMS South Central Family Medicine Residency program offers residents the opportunity to work directly with local specialists to provide in-patient medical care and specialty medical services. Formerly known as Area Health Education Center (AHEC), this program offers an outstanding three-year residency-training program for family physicians. Senior medical students from UAMS and out of state schools complete rotations of four to eight weeks with clinical faculty members in private practice serving as physicians/teachers. The Jefferson Regional Family Practice Center provides clerkships to introduce junior medical students to family practice through this learning experience. UAMS South Central Family Medicine Residency also provides many hours of continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare professionals, and the Melville Library offers comprehensive library services to the area.
This is the only residency currently at Jefferson Regional. Family physicians supervise the Family Medical Center and inpatient service. Local specialists serve as consulting faculty and supervise specialty rotations. Residents learn to perform numerous outpatient procedures with a special emphasis on EGDs, colonoscopy and wound care. Specialty clinics at the FPC provide additional direct interaction between the resident, his/her own patient panel and the specialist.