Arkansas Tech University

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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BSN Program

The Arkansas Tech University nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

The program leads to the BSN degree after completing eight semesters of general education, course pre-requisites, and upper-division professional nursing courses.

The program employs clinical facilities and services in the Arkansas River Valley area although students should be prepared to travel out of this area to meet the objectives of certain courses.

Admissions requirements for the Nursing program:

  • Prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete  General Education Requirements
  • CPR certification, student liability insurance, criminal background check and initiation of Hepatitis B shots

All application documents need to be submitted to the Department of nursing by the 1st of March for admission in the following fall semester. Applicants will be selected according to established admission criteria and ranked according to GPA.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the program within four years of entry into level one of the nursing curriculum. Students will need to maintain CPR certification, liability insurance and annual criminal background check throughout period of enrollment.

ATU also offers an RN to BSN completion program online as well as the regular on-campus program. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 90.17%
Average number of students tested annually: 60
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Arkansas Tech University as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 66 96.9 90.85
2011 58 81 86.46
2010 54 92.6 84.32
2009 55 89.1 88.66
2008 59 78 86.23
2007 58 94.8 87.57

LPN to BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 90.17%
Average number of students tested annually: 60
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Arkansas Tech University as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 66 96.9 90.85
2011 58 81 86.46
2010 54 92.6 84.32
2009 55 89.1 88.66
2008 59 78 86.23

Masters Program

The Arkansas Tech University Master of Science in Nursing utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach which integrates a range of nursing administration principles for students engaged in specializations related to emergency management administration in a range of health care settings.

The core curriculum for the MSN program includes 27 semester hours of coursework in research design and methods, epidemiology, legal and ethical issues, nurse administration, health care trends, theoretical perspectives, principles of hazards and design and management of preparedness in mitigation systems, emergency management, and research project.

Students in the nursing administration and in the emergency management specialty options will complete an additional 12 semester credit hours.

Admission Requirements:

  • Meet admission requirements for Graduate College
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • Current, valid and unencumbered License to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • GRE or MAT Test scores
  • Successfully complete a basic statistics course
  • Approval from the program admission committee

Applicants who don’t meet all the above requirements may be accepted into the program on a conditional basis by the admissions committee to earn a maximum of 12 graduate credits hours with a CGPA of 3.0 at which point the condition will be removed.

Program accreditations: NLNAC

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Arkansas Tech University
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Russellville, AR 72801