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A special ribbon cutting ceremony and soft opening for Arkansas State University’s new STAR House took place Monday, Feb. 19, from 1-4 p.m. at 2511 Quapaw Street on campus.

The STAR (Simulation Training and Research) House is a new and innovative approach to educating students, faculty and community providers in a collaborative environment. The event is sponsored by the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Department of Social Work.


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College Mission

The mission of the College of Nursing and Health Professions is to provide quality education to students, graduates and health care providers in a variety of health disciplines.  Recognizing its unique position in the lower Mississippi Delta region, the College provides educational programs that are designed to promote lifelong learning based on the expressed needs of its varied constituencies.  The College assesses the attainment of this mission in terms of the contributions its graduates make to health care in the Delta region and beyond.

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With healthcare as one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, our graduates have an unmatched opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives and to be the driving force behind their own careers.

Graduates in high demand

Each of our degree programs have a moderate to very high market demand which generates much student interest. The college is clinically affiliated with over 500 health facilities across the region including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, public schools, outpatient facilities, sports health agencies, extended care facilities, private practice clinics, industrial settings, wellness clinics, health maintenance organizations and government agencies

All of our programs have specific admission criteria for entry, are nationally accredited, and contain both classroom and clinical course work as requirements for the degree.

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Why Choose Nursing & Health Professions?

ASU StudentThe College of Nursing & Health Professions prepares you for an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career. Our graduates are highly sought after, have some of the highest starting salaries, and a flexible work schedule.

Download descriptions of major health/medical fields open to pre-professional students.

Certification and Employment Rates

FNP Graduates 100% Employment

Certification Rate  80% (3-year average)

CNS Graduates  100% Employment

Certification Rates  85%  (3-year average)

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