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Program Applications

    **NOTE:  In addition to the nursing application, you must also apply and be admitted to Arkansas State University Jonesboro Campus by the university's deadline - go to Admissions and select First Time User to create your A-State Account. You must be an admitted student to A-State Jonesboro to be considered for any School of Nursing program.

    COMING SOON:

    For Spring Admission

    for Summer Admission:

    • Admission testing information and application for Online LPN-AASN Summer 2023 (Applications open January 10, deadline February 28)
    • Admission testing information and application for 2023-24 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN Program (Application opens January 15, deadline March 15)

    For Fall Admission:

    • Admission testing information and application for Online LPN-AASN Fall 2023 (Application opens March 1, deadline May 1)
    • Admission testing information and application for LPN-AASN Fall 2023 (Application opens April 30, deadline June 7)
    • Admission testing information and application for 2023-26 traditional BSN application (Application opens April 30, deadline June 7)
    • Admission testing information and application for the Fall 2023-24 LPN-AASN program at Jonesboro and West Memphis (Application opens April 30, deadline June 7) 

    A-State nursing programs no longer available at the Beebe or Mountain Home Campuses

    Effective Spring 2023, Traditional BSN will offer two admission cycles in Spring and Fall

    Please check our website frequently for future updates/changes to the admission-testing schedule

    ***The School of Nursing policy on the CR/NCR grading scale can be found here.***

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     Employment Opportunities

    To see a list of employment opportunities within the School of nursing, follow this link.

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    School of Nursing Accreditation and Approval

    The School of Nursing at Arkansas State University is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's/Post-Master's Certificate nursing programs at Arkansas State University located in Jonesboro, Arkansas are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate and Baccalaureate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master's/Post-Master's Certificate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.  

    The Doctorate of Nursing Practice nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000.


    Degree Questions?

    Pre-Nursing Advisor

    Mrs. Rochelle Morris

    nursinginfo@AState.edu 

    870-972-3074 

    Undergraduate Programs

    870-972-3074

    Graduate Programs

    870-972-3071

    Nurse Anesthesia Program

    Mary Bouchard

    870-680-8187 


    Directions to the School of Nursing

    School of Nursing Building

    Jonesboro is easy to get to from anywhere in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  Drive on over to check out our campus, you'll be glad you did.

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    Our Mission and Philosophy

    The mission of the School of Nursing is to educate, enhance and enrich students for evolving professional nursing practice.


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    Student Nurses Association

    The mission of the Arkansas State University's chapter of NSNA is to provide nursing education, facilitate unanimity among our future colleagues in nursing and to optimize the nursing student's exposure to the various aspects and passages in the constantly changing field of nursing. Click here for more information. Be sure to check out the SNA Newsletter for all events and updates.

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