Application deadline is Sept. 1
The program begins each January. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The AAS Nursing Degree Programs are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, University Tower Building, Suite 800, 1123 South University, Little Rock, AR, 72204-1619; phone: 501-686-2700 or www.arsbn.org.
The Registered Nursing nursing programs at North Arkansas College located in Harrison, Arkansas are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the registered nursing program is continuing accreditation.
The curriculum in nursing is a full-time program, requiring a full-time commitment from its students. The faculty of the Department of Nursing discourages its students from full-time employment. Students with financial difficulties should discuss alternatives to employment with the Financial Aid Office. Students in the program need a flexible schedule because clinical experience is held at area facilities during assigned hours which may be days or evenings. Because of this, transportation, child care and any employment should be considered prior to entry into the nursing program.