Undergraduate tracks are designed to meet the needs of all students. There is a four-year, traditional track on our main campus, and a 16-month accelerated program in Northwest Arkansas. An individualized track is also available for students holding a current nursing license without a bachelor’s degree.
This Master of Science in nursing program prepares registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing as future family nurse practitioners. Delivered in a hybrid format with full-time and part-time options, the curriculum consists largely of online delivery and three on-campus intensives.
The first of its kind in Arkansas, this master’s program for applicants with any undergraduate degree prepares students to take the national licensing exam to become registered nurses. The program provides on-campus, state-of-the-art simulations and diverse clinical experiences.
Nursing Program in Arkansas since 2018 as ranked by RegisteredNursing.org
BSN NCLEX pass rate (five-year average, 2017-2021)
FNP National Cert. pass rate (five-year average, 2017-2021)
Meet our Students
Meet Taylor Conaway, a student in the MEPN program who was elected the president of the National Student Nurses' Assocation.
Flexible Hyrbid Learning
Our curriculum prepares registered nurses to be future family nurse practitioners who can provide care to patients across their lifespan in outpatient care settings. Our FNP program’s flexibility allows students to better balance the demands of work, life and school while the required on-campus intensives allow for face-to-face relationship building during live workshops and interprofessional educational activities.
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Health care missions has been a major focus since the college was founded. All students who desire a global health care/cultural experience are encouraged to do so and are assisted in fulfilling that dream. International mission trips include Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Thailand, Tanzania and Zambia. Learn more.
Nursing Student Association
The Harding Nursing Student Association for graduate and undergraduate students is the largest chapter in Arkansas. HNSA hosts monthly meetings and participates in service projects, fundraisers, and state and national conventions. Faculty recently hosted a trip to New York and Washington D.C. to learn about the history and social impact of professional nursing.