Wharton Nursing Building

Welcome to the Department of Nursing

You have selected the most challenging, rewarding and versatile career available today. We believe that a registered nurse is one who possesses considerable knowledge of the basic physical, biological, behavioral, and medical sciences, plus the ability and skill to apply this knowledge in caring for patients with common nursing problems. This requires decision-making ability and sound judgment. We dedicate our time and effort to offer you those experiences that will assist you in reaching this goal. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to a nursing advisor after you explore our website, please contact us at 870-235-4331.

All programs are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN is a source of information about the program and invites third party comments as a component of accreditation. The ACEN may be reached at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, or by phone at 1-404-975-5000.


Nursing student wins Auburn Smith Award for outstanding female student-athlete

Seniors Courtney Geesing (volleyball) and Tyler Sykora (football) received the highest distinction a student-athlete at Southern Arkansas University can garner as they were chosen as the 2013-14 recipients of the Auburn Smith Award. The two were presented with the award at the annual SAU All-Sports Banquet on Monday evening in the Grand Hall of the Reynolds Center.


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