Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Matthew Harmon

Accelerated BSN Option Coordinator

Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • B.A. Criminology/Sociology - Arkansas State University
  • AASN - Arkansas Northeastern College
  • BSN - Arkansas State University
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University

Professional Credentials

  • MSN
  • RN
  • CNE

Teaching Specialties

  • Mental Health
  • Med-Surg
  • ICU
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

Research Interests

  • Academic Advising in Pre-Nursing Students
  • Conditional Release Programs for the Mentally Ill


  • AANP - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 
  • ARNA - Arkansas Nurses Association
  • ANA - American Nurses Association
  • APNA - American Psychiatric Nursing Association


"I started out my career by earning a B.A. in Criminology and Sociology. After working several years in Mental Health alongside nurses, I discovered that nursing is my calling. In 2012, I graduated from Arkansas Northeastern College with an Associates in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN). I worked as an ICU/Cardiovascular Nurse at a Jonesboro hospital soon after, and in late 2013, earned my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Arkansas State University. In 2016, I completed coursework at Walden University for my Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. I began working with Arkansas State University School of Nursing as an adjunct clinical instructor in 2017, and soon after, in Fall of 2017, accepted an Assistant Professor of Nursing position. I am continuing my education at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) where I am working on my PhD in Nursing with an estimated graduation date of Spring 2023."