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.

SNA News – On the Chart

The Student Nurses’ Association receives the 2013 Organization of the Year Award at the 18th Annual Leadership Recognition and Awards Banquet.

SNA Wins Organization of the Year – Megan Black Southern Arkansas University’s Office of Student Life held its 18th Annual Leadership Recognition and Awards Ceremony April 4th at 7:30 PM in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Center. This ceremony recognizes students, faculty, staff, community members, and organizations for outstanding service and leadership… Read More

SAU SNA members Karrah Clark and Michelle Taylor were featured in this month’s “Arkansas Nursing News.” This picture was taken at the 2012 ARNA Convention, “Uniforms of the Past and Present: Celebrating ARNA’s 100th Birthday.”

Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative – Karrah Clark The Student Nurse Association (SNA) is excited to partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. to assist with the Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative (APMI). APMI is the signature health program of AKA for 2012-2014. Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs… Read More

2012-2013 Executive Board (front row from left) Jordan McAd-ams, Karrah Clark, Michelle Taylor, (back row from left) Lane Bauman, Ambrosia Caruso, Dustin Carter, Whitley Hill, and Megan Black.

Welcome Back From SNA – Dustin Carter, SNA President Welcome back everyone! We have a great semester planned. I would first like to thank everyone for their hard work last semester. We accomplished a lot. The Cystic Fibrosis fund-raiser made over $200.00 and the Hurricane Isaac fundraiser made $182.00. We also volunteered over 1,100 hours… Read More