Harding University

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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BSN Program

The Harding University nursing program is fully approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc.

The program offers two tracks to meet the needs of students. The first track is a Traditional full time program which awards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, with part time student options available.

The second track is the Advanced Placement Track available to students who possess a current and unencumbered nursing license in the State of Arkansas (RN to BSN, LPN to BSN). The college designs an individualized degree plan in collaboration with the student toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree with full time and part time options available.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate (Students who attain a 3.0 high school grade point average and an ACT composite score of 19 or a SAT combined critical reading and math score of 900 qualify academically for unconditional admission)
  2. An overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.5 GPA in pre-nursing courses
  3. Two References

There are two admissions every year. Applications for admission in fall must be received by the school by the 1st of March and applications for the spring semester must be received by the 1st of October.

Successful applicants must be present health documents showing health status, completing of current of immunizations (Varicella, Hepatits A and B vaccinations, tuberculosis skin test/chest x-ray, influenza vaccination and other laboratory test), current certification CPR, health and disability coverage prior to

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 82.17%
Average number of students tested annually: 43
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 Harding University as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 59 86.4 90.85
2011 30 73.3 86.46
2010 38 86.8 84.32
2009 64 79.7 88.66
2008 37 89.2 86.23
2007 41 95.1 87.57

LPN to BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 82.17%
Average number of students tested annually: 43
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 Harding University as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 59 86.4 90.85
2011 30 73.3 86.46
2010 38 86.8 84.32
2009 64 79.1 88.66
2008 37 89.2 86.23

Accelerated BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 82.17%
Average number of students tested annually: 43
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 Harding University as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 59 86.4 90.85
2011 30 73.3 86.46
2010 38 86.8 84.32
2009 64 79.7 88.66
2008 37 89.2 86.23
2007 41 95.1 87.57

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Harding University
915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72143