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Beginning spring 2017, the SAU nursing program will begin to admit students in the fall and in the spring. Many qualified students apply to the nursing program every year but are turned away due to limited space within the nursing program. The two cohort admission process will allow additional qualified applicants the chance to enter the SAU nursing program. This additional spring admission will help keep admission numbers lower per semester to provide for more individualized faculty per student attention. In addition, the increased number of nursing students entering the workforce will help to decrease the regions nursing shortages.
Applications for spring 2017 will be accepted between August 15, 2016 and October 15, 2016. Admission to pre-nursing major does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. Pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the nursing program.
More than a dozen initiatives at Southern Arkansas University’s Department of Nursing last year have paid off as SAU’s nursing graduates are earning top scores on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for this area. SAU’s official pass rate was 85.7% for July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, which is the highest […]
Quota International of Magnolia has established an endowment in memory of Norma Hayes through the Southern Arkansas University Foundation. The Norma Hayes Nursing Scholarship Endowment is to provide a scholarship for a nursing student from Columbia County. The endowment will be completed once it reaches $15,000. To contribute, donations can be […]
The Blue and You Health Sciences Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University will be dedicated Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in honor of the $149,128 grant from the Blue & You Foundation. At 1 p.m., a simulation demonstration will begin in the Wharton Nursing parking lot. Following at 1:30 p.m. will be the dedication ceremony at... Read Mor […]
Southern Arkansas University is hosting a dedication ceremony of the Sturgis Auditorium at the Wharton Nursing Building at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. This event is recognizing the generous gift of $40,000 by the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational […]