Karen Hyatt, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a state consultant on the board of directors of the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association (ANSA).

“We are honored to have one of our faculty members hold a state board position representing UAM,” said Brandy Haley, Dean of the UAM School of Nursing.

Hyatt joined the UAM faculty in 2016. She became a registered nurse in 2004 from UAM where she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree followed by her Master of Science in nursing degree from the University of Central Arkansas.

“I’m excited to work with future nurses by mentoring them on the importance of professionalism in nursing practice,” Hyatt said.

Founded in 1953, ANSA is an official constituent of the National Student Nurses’ Association Inc. Its mission is to organize, represent and support students in Arkansas preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs; convey the standards of ethics of the nursing profession; promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; advocate for high quality health care; advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education; and develop the potential for maximum growth in future professional roles, according to the release.

Details: UAM School of Nursing, 870-460-1069.