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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.
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.
Tara Almand, assistant professor of nursing at Southern Arkansas University, was selected to the state’s 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 list, which honors emerging nursing leaders in Arkansas who are younger than 40 years old. More than 80 nurses were nominated from across the state. The 40 honorees were selected based on commitment to […]
When three Southern Arkansas University nursing students started organizing next week’s stem cell registry drive more than three months ago, they were not aware that a member of the Mulerider family is one of more than 1,400 whose life could be saved. The stem cell/bone marrow registry drive is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on... Read Mor […]
Morgan Layssard, a senior from Bradley, Ark., said she is following her dream of helping people “at their best and worst times” by receiving a nursing degree from Southern Arkansas University. Her recent election as District 1 director of the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association will surely rank as a highlight of her academic […]
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 […]