Department of Nursing

Welcome to the Arkansas Tech University Department of Nursing home page. The following pages present information about our baccalaureate nursing program. The first three semesters of the program include a variety of general education courses as well as specific prerequisite courses in liberal arts and the sciences.

These courses provide a solid foundation for upper division courses in the nursing major. A graduate of the program will be prepared for responsibilities as a professional nurse, to take the national exam required for licensure as a Registered Nurse, and to pursue graduate study if desired.

What We Do

Arkansas Tech University's nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for beginning professional responsibilities in a variety of health-care settings and to provide the necessary foundations for graduate study.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management (NAEM) program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (Address: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326, Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Web site: The BSN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Address: University Tower Bldg., 1123 South University, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204-1619, Phone: (501) 686-2700) and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.


The department of nursing offers undergraduate study in nursing to qualified high school graduates, graduates of diploma and associate degree programs in nursing, licensed psychiatric technician nurses, and licensed practical nurses. The baccalaureate program leads to the degree of bachelor of science in nursing. Satisfactory completion of two academic years of foundation courses followed by two years of upper-division professional nursing courses is required. 



Admission to Upper Division Nursing is competitive, based on completion of prerequisite courses, GPA and entrance exam scores. 

Although students may select the P/NC option Spring 2020 semester, any course required for admission to the nursing program will be recorded on the Upper Division application according to the letter grade originally recorded for the course. 

The P/NC option will not be recorded on applications for admission to the Nursing program.

Should a student need to make reapplication to the program, the original grade earned will be used to calculate reapplication paperwork. 


Degrees and Programs



The curriculum is focused on field-necessary coursework and hands-on experiences to ensure professionalism in practice upon completion of licensure. 



The curriculum is focused on field-necessary coursework and hands-on experiences to ensure professionalism in practice upon completion of licensure. 



Complete your BSN anytime, anywhere through our online RN to BSN program at Arkansas Tech University.





The Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management (NAEM) program is designed to offer students a specialized program of study to serve the educational needs of professional nurses actively engaged or planning to enter a profession related to administration, leadership and emergency management in a variety of healthcare settings.





$1,000 - Deadline January 15




Baylor Nurse residency internship program

More Info

Positions begin June/July 2020





About the Program

Admission Information
Advanced Placement
College Distinction


Syllabi, Calendars & Rotations

Adjunct Faculty Opportunities

Contact the Department of Nursing

 Dean Hall

Dean Hall 224

402 West O Street

Russellville, AR 72801 

Phone: (479) 968-0383