Michelle S. Odom, MSN, RN
Director of Recruitment and Retention
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
St. Vincent Hospital
Jenny Kyle, MS
Director of Student Services
Donna Middaugh, Ph.D, RN
Assistant Dean of Academics
UAMS College of Nursing
Joni Stephenson, BS
Talent Acquisition Manager
UCA College of Nursing
ARKANSAS FOR NURSING (AFN) is a non-profit organization of Hospital and Nursing Education representatives with goals to advance effective nurse recruitment and retention programs by promoting:
A positive image of nursing
Nursing school enrollment
Nursing career opportunities for RNs and LPNs
Nursing as a viable career option
AFN was formed in 1987 to promote nursing as a profession in the state of Arkansas. Today, nursing school staff and hospital HR recruitment team members value the bi-annual meetings to share information and to discuss initiatives to promote nursing. Educators have the opportunity to discuss enrollment, expected numbers of graduates, work preferences and issues around clinical placements and orientation. Hospitals share information about vacancies, recruitment and retention programs and concerns about students and curriculum. Moreover, all come together to implement initiatives to educate the public, including prospective nursing school applicants, regarding the various educational routes and the opportunities afforded by a nursing career.
AFN is excited about nursing and eager to help YOU learn about educational and career opportunities in our beautiful state. If you are interested in becoming a nurse, please browse our site to learn more.
If you are a hospital or educational institution representative, please join us and use our site to promote nursing in Arkansas. Click here for information on our next meeting.
Arkansas For Nursing