Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends
Instructional Program (CIP)
The Department of Nursing at North Arkansas College provides an associate degree education for those qualified individuals who want to provide direct patient care as members of the health care delivery system. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
As another option, the RN Bridge degree prepares licensed practical nurses and paramedics to become registered nurses. The program begins each January and requires 63 hours for completion. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
The AAS Nursing Degree Programs are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, University Tower Building, Suite 800, 1123 South University, Little Rock, AR 72204-1619, phone: 501-686-2700 or at www.arsbn.org.
The Registered Nursing nursing programs at North Arkansas College located in Harrison, Arkansas are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the registered nursing program is continuing accreditation.
The curriculum in nursing is a full-time program, requiring a full-time commitment from its students. The faculty of the Department of Nursing strongly discourages its students from full-time or part-time employment. Students with financial difficulties should discuss alternatives to employment with the Financial Aid Office. Students in the program need a flexible schedule because clinical experience is held at area facilities during assigned hours which may be days or evenings. Because of this, transportation, child care and any employment should be considered prior to entry into the nursing program.
Combination of Education and Course(s)
WIOA Approved Program
5025 - Northwest
Name of Credential
Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
- Before 4:00 PM on the 5th weekday after the start (2nd day-summer term) 100% of the semester
- Before 4:00 PM on the 10th weekday after the start (3rd day-summer term) 75% of the semester
- Before 4:00 PM on the 15th weekday after the start (4th day-summer term) 50% of the semester
- After 4:00 PM on the 15th weekday after the start none of the semester
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - ACEN
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$200.00 After graduation, students are responsible for paying Pearson VUE for the NCLEX licensing exam and Arkansas State Board of Nursing for a licensing fee.
$600.00 After acceptance to the program, students are responsible for the costs of all immunizations required by clinical sites and CPR certification from the American Heart Association. After graduation, the student is responsible for the cost of a pre-license background check.
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$230.00 Once accepted into the program, the student is responsible for purchasing the following mandatory supplies to be used throughout the length of the program: Uniform/Name tag, quality stethoscope, bandage scissors, penlight, watch with a second hand. The student's estimated costs for these supplies is $230.00
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost