Searcy, AR 72149
Harding University is the largest private university in Arkansas, with the main campus in Searcy and three satellite campuses throughout the state. The school was founded in 1924 and now includes 49 buildings on the main campus and a growing student body. 5,541 students were enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester. The university includes nine colleges, including the Carr College of Nursing. Students are encouraged to participate in local devotionals, churches, and social clubs while forbidding the formation of fraternities and sororities. Harding University is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and students are required to attend a daily informational and devotional seminar referred to by the students as "chapel".
The Harding University Carr College of Nursing offers several nursing programs, including the traditional BSN track. The nursing program was founded in 1975 and is now ranked as the top nursing program in Arkansas. Other programs include an accelerated 2nd-degree BSN track and a graduate program for a Master of Science in nursing (MSN). The MNS track is for those that want to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and the classes are only offered online. All programs are accredited by the CCNE and have full approval from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN).
|Campus LocaleTown: Distant|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Religious Affiliation |
Churches of Christ
|Business ModelNot for Profit|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
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.
- 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)
- An overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.5 GPA in pre-nursing courses
- 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
RN to BSN
LPN to BSN
Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year
|Program name||Degree type||Graduates|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Bachelor's degree||37|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of Harding University as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.
Nearby Nursing Schools
The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Harding University
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
96.3 miles away
Christian Brothers University
98.85 miles away
College of the Ozarks
126.55 miles away
161.73 miles away
164.02 miles away
174.41 miles away
Southwest Baptist University
187.31 miles away
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
187.33 miles away
190.23 miles away
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1980 - Current
|SAT: Critical Reading500 to 610|
|SAT: Math480 to 610|
|ACT Composite22 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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|
Cost (Net Price)
$18,372Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
|Less than 30k$12,338|
|30k to 48k$14,788|
|48k to 75k$17,943|
|75k to 110k$19,613|
Financial Aid & Loan
Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid
Students Who receive Pell Grants
Federal Student Loans
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.
The program allows the children of faculty members, staff and administrators of Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) affiliated colleges to attend a CCCU-affiliated college [...]
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.
Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has designated Harding University as his or her first-choice institution when completing the scholarship application. Applicants may change their [...]
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing