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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Associate Professor of Nursing


  • Ph.D. - Walden University in Public Health, 2013
  • MSN - Arkansas State University, 2004
  • BSN - Arkansas State University, 1995

Professional Credentials

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Board Certified in Diabetes Education

Teaching Specialties

  • Board certified in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Wound and Ostomy education
  • Public health

Courses Taught

  • Chronic illness
  • Developed pilot study for nurses regarding care of the dialysis patient to identify foot ulcers and risks for subsequent amputation rates.
  • Engage currently in a research project onpeak and trough levels and nursing behaviors in response to educational offerings
  • Diabetes issues: childhood obesity and risk factors
  • Hispanic health literacy


  • AADE - American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • WOCN - Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Society
  • NLN - National League for Nursing
  • ARNA - Arkansas Nurses Association
  • STTI - Sigma Theta Tau International
  • ADA - American Diabetics Association


Ms. Nix has been a registered nurse for 23 years. She has worked in many health care arenas. She began her journey as an associate-degree nurse and worked for 3 years at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She returned to Jonesboro and pursued a bachelor's degree in nursing. She was employed employed by St. Bernard's Medical Center from 1990-2004 as the outpatient and inpatient Diabetes Educator and Enterostomal Therapist.

In 2004, after completing her MSN degree, she accepted a position as pre-tenured faculty in the BSN program at Arkansas State University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Health from Walden University.

Elizabeth Seaton Nix

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3074


Building: CONHP
Room: 211