Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Arkansas State University is a public research University established in 1909. The main campus is in Jonesboro, Arkansas and is the flagship campus of the ASU System – the second-largest university system in the state. It is also home to the largest library in the state, the Dean B. Ellis Library. The university was originally established as an agricultural college and began offering two-year degrees in 1918. The campus is on top of Crowley’s Ridge, which is one of the highest points in the state. The college became a university in 1967 and now has a student body of over 20,000 students.
Arkansas State University School of Nursing offers several paths to becoming a nurse. Along with the traditional BSN program, the school offers an accelerated BSN program. Students that complete this program are eligible to apply for licensure to become a registered nurse. The school also boasts excellent first-time pass rates for the NCLEX exam, with 96.19% of students passing in 2017. Other options include a traditional associate of applied science in nursing (AASN) two-year degree. Once completed, students with an AASN degree can complete the AASN to BSN program. The ASU School of Nursing also offers master’s degrees for nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner, and adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist.
|Campus LocaleCity: Small|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|Business ModelNot for Profit|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
LPN to BSN
RN to BSN
Family Nurse Practitioner
Masters degrees (MSN)
The Arkansas State University, Masters of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare students with the complex practical and theoretical skills required for advanced nursing and leadership roles. The MSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The University offers specialties in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Clinical Specialist, Educator, Administration and Family Nurse Practitioner.
The Adult Health Nursing track consists of core and support courses including 540 hours of clinical course work (420 hours for nurse educators) to prepare students for advance practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Educator. Students can enroll on a full time and part time basis with most courses offered online and through interactive video network.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is a 45 credit hours program consisting of theoretical and clinical courses to prepare for advanced practice. A majority of core and support courses are offered online and students can enroll full time or part time. The Nurse Anesthesia track is an 85 credit program that can be completed in 28 months of full time study.
Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Rece-rtification of Nurse Anesthetists.
- A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college or university
- Meet admission requirements for the graduate school
- Current and unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
- Meet requirements for standardized tests and grade point average
The deadline for application for admission for the fall is the 1st of February for FNP program spring admission for the Adult Health Nursing track is the 15th of October and April 15th for admission in the fall for the same program.
General admission deadlines fall on the 15th of April for Spring admission and the 15th of September for admission unless otherwise specified.
Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year
|Program name||Degree type||Graduates|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Associate's degree||83|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Bachelor's degree||123|
|Nursing Education||Postbaccalaureate certificate||0|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Master's degree||34|
|Nurse Anesthetist||Master's degree||42|
|Nursing Practice||Doctor's degree - professional practice||4|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of Arkansas State University-Main Campus as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.
NCLEX-PN Passrate History
NCLEX-PN passrate history of Arkansas State University-Main Campus as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.
Nearby Nursing Schools
The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing
57.73 miles away
University of Memphis
65.12 miles away
Copiah-Lincoln Community College - Simpson County Center
67.4 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Brownsville
82.95 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Alamo
87.46 miles away
The University of Tennessee-Martin
106.98 miles away
Northwest Mississippi Community College - Benton County Vocational Center
108.88 miles away
University of Central Arkansas
113.09 miles away
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
119.32 miles away
Southeast Missouri State University
120.07 miles away
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
10/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1981 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
01/25/2003 - Current
Admission to School
|SAT: Critical Reading433 to 585|
|SAT: Math500 to 620|
|SAT: Writing420 to 480|
|ACT Composite21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
$12,310Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
|Less than 30k$10,562|
|30k to 48k$11,111|
|48k to 75k$13,104|
|75k to 110k$14,955|
Cost Per Credit Hours
Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.
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|Academic Year||In State||Out of State|
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)
Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.
Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing