Carr College of Nursing

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Track

Harding University has launched an Accelerated Second degree BSN option for students who already have a B.A. or B.S. in another field of study. To qualify for our Accelerated Second degree BSN track, you must have completed a Bachelor's degree. If you are interested in an 18-month program, please contact the Director of Admissions at for details.

Admission to Program

For application for admission instructions and details, please visit NursingCAS to complete an application: 

After transcripts have been reviewed, more information may be requested from the Carr College of Nursing.

A syllabus with a course description may be required to approve each requested course. Students may contact the director of admissions in the Carr College of Nursing for more information at

Computer Requirements

All students involved in the nursing degree program must have ready access to a laptop computer that can run our test software.  Up to date computer requirements are found on the right panel of our Examsoft page.  (Courses that require the student to regularly bring a laptop to class include all nursing courses numbered 3000 and above.)


For further information, please refer to the Carr College of Nursing section in the online catalog or contact the Director of Admissions at or 501-279-4475.

There are two printable course curriculum sheets available for students to reference depending on your planned admission date:

Insurance Requirements

Liability Insurance

Each student must carry nursing liability insurance, which is included in course fees.

Health Insurance

All upper level Nursing students are required to provide current health insurance documentation.  Insurance must be maintained throughout the duration of the program.

Transportation Requirements

Students are responsible for their own transportation to all health facilities where learning experiences are provided. Each student must have access to a car during the entire nursing program for individual clinical experiences.

These costs are above the usual University fees and tuition charges which are found in the HU catalog under Course Descriptions with each course.

Tuition and Fees

For the most up to date numbers, please visit our catalog page here.

Contact Us

Graduate Nursing Programs


Fax: 501-279-4669

Mailing address:
Harding University
Carr College of Nursing
Box 12265
Searcy, AR 72149-5615