Students who have declared nursing as their major and do not already have a license (BSN Pre-licensure students) are advised through the Arkansas Tech University Academic Advising Center until they can apply for the nursing program (upper division nursing) or until they have completed 60 earned hours. Students are assigned a Nursing Faculty advisor at that time where they will work together to plan the student's schedule of courses for each semester during the pre-registration period. Additionally, students should communicate with their advisor concerning any academic issues or problems they encounter during their career at ATU. We feel that a close relationship between the student and their advisor in our Department greatly facilitates good communication. A student may request a change of advisor by submitting the request to the chair of the Nursing Department.
All students who are transferring to Arkansas Tech and have declared nursing as their major will be advised through the Nursing Department. Phone: 479-968-0383.
Students who already have a registered nurse license, but are seeking a Bachelor’s degree (RN-BSN) and graduate students seeking a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) are advised through the department as well, but should contact: Sarah (Hottinger) Hardy, Phone: 479-498-2832
Students assigned a Nursing faculty advisor will be added to the Blackboard ATU Nursing Student Information section. Registration information will be available through this resource under the Blackboard Organization tab.