Carr College of Nursing
#1 Ranked Nursing Program in AR: https://www.registerednursing.
For the second year in a row, the Harding Nursing program was ranked as the #1 Nursing program in Arkansas! Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. We analyzed past and present first time NCLEX-RN “pass-rates” - weighted by year. You can learn more about the methodology used here: https://www.registerednursing.
Welcome to Harding University's Carr College of Nursing. The nursing program, founded in 1975, holds a legacy of preparing quality nurses. Our graduates are in demand. They work not only in Arkansas, but throughout the United States and the world.
Our uniqueness will interest the person who likes a challenging and exciting profession and endless career opportunities. Among these unique features are:
- Our mission-"Developing Nurses as Christian Servants."
- A Christian heritage which permeates class and clinical instruction.
- Close teacher-student relationships and mentoring.
- A variety of clinical experiences including wellness and health promotion.
- Admission tracks which meet different learner needs.
- A Health Missions Program with local as well as international experiences.
For more information, see the contact info listed below. Let us know how we may serve you.
We hope that you will choose the Harding Experience for your nursing preparation.
Developing Nurses as Christian Servants
The Carr College of Nursing's (HCCN) purpose is to provide a quality professional education which leads to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. This involves the following goals:
- The preparation of graduates who provide nursing care reflective of their faith and Christian service and who value lifelong intellectual growth.
- The encouragement of evidence-based critical thinking that acknowledges dependence on God and is built upon a liberal arts foundation.
- The development of a commitment to Christian values, ethics, intellectual excellence, and undergraduate standards of professional nursing practice.
- The promotion of supportive personal and professional relationships.
- The promotion of lifelong health habits that contribute to an improved quality of life physically, spiritually, psychologically, and socially.
- The emphasis of a servant-leadership lifestyle that prepares graduates who have a respect for diverse cultures and an understanding of world missions.
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Undergraduate Program Outcomes
The Dean and Faculty measure undergraduate program outcomes in order to foster continual quality improvement.
Selected program outcomes related to new graduate achievement include the first time pass rate on the national licensing exam, the program completion rate and the employment rate 6 months after graduation. The findings are presented below:
|NCLEX Pass Rate||97.83%||100%||100%||100%|
|BSN Completion Rate||73.91%||84.91%||92.45%||81.54%|
BSN Job Rate at 9 months
Other program outcomes are related to student learning. These student learning outcomes are measured in class and clinical activities. In the undergraduate program, student learning outcomes are summarized below:
|Nursing Process||Use the nursing process effectively while intervening therapeutically with patients in various health states and developmental levels to restore, maintain, and promote health, and prevent illness.|
|Research||Apply research findings in the provision of nursing care of enhance the quality of care.|
|Critical Thinking||Demonstrate use of the critical thinking process in making clinical judgments and decisions relevant to nursing problems in a variety of settings.|
|Communication||Communicate and collaborate effectively with patients, peers, and health team members to ensure quality patient nursing care, and to foster supportive personal and professional growth.|
|Leadership||Function appropriately in leader and follower roles when providing safe, organized, and holistic nursing care, being a change agent, and serving as patient advocates.|
|Teaching/Learning||Use principles of teaching/learning to provide patients in various health states with the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy living: physically, spiritually, psychologically, and socially.|
|Christian Principles||Demonstrate commitment to Christian principles and professional ethics and standards of practice and is accountable for own nursing practice and professional growth.|
|Global Perspective||Incorporate within a global perspective, cultural knowledge, a servant-leadership style, and principles of resource conservation and stewardship in the provision of nursing care.|
A summary report of all program outcomes including student learning outcomes can be obtained by contacting Dr. Susan Kehl, Dean of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org.