Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. 513801


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.

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

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.




Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)



WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

  • 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?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees

$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.

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$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.

Out-of-State/District Tuition


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


Demand Occupation(s)

29-1141.00Registered Nurses
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, Arkansas 72601

Phone Number

(870) 391-3181

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 07, 2022


Sep 17, 2020


Nov 07, 2023