Charla Hollin joined the UA Rich Mountain family as a faculty member in January 1992. As the Allied Health Division Chair, she oversees the CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), LPN (Licensed Practical Nursing), and RN (Registered Nursing) programs. Some of the accomplishments she is most proud of in her career at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain are expanding the LPN program and assisting with the process for the UA Rich Mountain campus to join the Arkansas Rural Education of Nursing Consortium (ARNEC). Charla is also the ARNEC Program Chair for UA Rich Mountain.
She is an alumna of Acorn High School and received her registered nursing degree from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Concordia College.
“Although as a nurse, I did a lot of patient education, I never really thought I wanted to be an educator exclusively. After the first semester at UA Rich Mountain, I knew I had found my passion and 26 years later, I still love what I do every day. I do not teach for the obvious reasons…I teach to save lives. I teach because I have a passion for educating skilled and compassionate nurses. Over the last 26 years, I am honored to have been a part of the nursing education of approximately 595 LPN’s and 80 RN’s. There is no doubt that I have learned just as much from them as they have from me. My father once told me, to have the perfect career, you need to find what you love to do and find someone that will pay you to do it. There is no place I would rather work than at UA Rich Mountain!”
Charla’s favorite hobbies include being at the lake with her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She and her husband, Rick, have been married for 34 years and have three grandchildren: Tatum Castor, Kooper Hollin, and Kashlyn Hollin. Their children are: Eric & Toby Hollin and Rodney & Kayla Castor. Come by the School of Nursing to meet Charla Hollin, Allied Health Division Chair at UA Rich Mountain!