Harding University

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?
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

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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1954 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
04/01/1980 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Churches of Christ
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Admissions

70%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 610
SAT: Math480 to 610
ACT Composite22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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

$18,372

Average 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
Over 110k$20,076
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Financial Aid & Loan

86%

Recipients

$10,354

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

27%

Recipients

$3,961

Average Amount

Pell grants

56%

Recipients

$7,592

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

4,419

Undergrads

1,483

Graduates

3,440

Women

2,462

Men

82%

Full-time

18%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
81%
Black/African American
6%
Non-resident alien
5%
Hispanic
3%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

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Harding University
915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72149
(501) 279-4000