The Department of Nursing

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 degree advancement and graduate study.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management (NAEM) programs at Arkansas Tech University located in Russellville, AR are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA  30326, Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Web site: The most recent accreditation decision by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management (NAEM) nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.  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. Graduate study in Nursing is offered to qualified licensed registered nurses. 


Minimum Admission Requirements  - Admission to the upper division nursing courses is competitive and subject to approval by the Nursing Department's Admission and Progression Committee. All transcripts and/or credentials along with an Application to Upper Division and TEAS score must be submitted to the Department of Nursing by March 1 for fall admission or by October 1 for spring admission. Eligible repeating students applying for readmission must submit all materials by the date that immediately follows the last day of the end of semester final exams.

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Contact the Department of Nursing

 Dean Hall

Dean Hall 126

402 West O Street

Russellville, AR 72801 

Phone: (479) 968-0383

BSN and LPN-to-BSN Contact:

RN-to-BSN and MSN Contact: