Abbreviations and Acronyms (excludes medical terminology)

AACN – American Association of Critical Care Nurses
ACH – Arkansas Children’s Hospital
ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ACORN – Achievement, Commitment and Opportunities for the Registered Nurse
AED – Automated External Defibrillators
AHA – American Heart Association
ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center
AORN – Association of Operating Room Nurses
ARORA – Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency ology
ARNA – Arkansas Nurses Association
ASH – Arkansas State Hospital
ATLS – Advanced Trauma Life Support
BLS – Basic Life Support
CCRN – Critical Care Registered Nurse (certification)
CCTC РClinical Computer Training Center 
CHRP – College of Health Related Professions
CLP – Clinical Programs
CNOR – Certified Nurse Operating Room
COM – College of Medicine
CON – College of Nursing
CPED – Clinical Programs Education Department
CPH or COPH – College of Public Health
FGP – Faculty Group Practice
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
ICU – Intensive Care Unit
LRCCP – Little Rock Critical Care Program
LRONN – Little Rock Oncology Nursing Network
NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Program
PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PCCN – Progressive Care Certified Nurse
PEARS – Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization
PEIP – Professional Entry Into Practice
PRI – Psychiatric Research Institute
PRN – as needed (in this case RNs who work as needed)
SOARn – Supplying Opportunities for Advancement of the Registered Nurse
S.T.A.B.L.E. Sugar & Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support
TNCC – Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
UAP – Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

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