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.
For application admission starting fall 2019, you must complete a TEAS test with a score of 75% or greater to qualify for admission in the nursing program.
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.
Beginning March 16, 2021, all pre-nursing students applying to our BSN program will need to complete a HESI standardized preadmission examination administered through the SAU Office of Counseling and Testing. This exam is for diagnostic purposes and must be taken at SAU. HESI Admission Assessment (HESI A2) preadmission examination score must be 75% or greater. The reported score does not round up to 75%. There is a maximum of three attempts to this preadmission exam. Posted on 12/2/2020.
SAU Department of Nursing is no longer taking applications for the RN to BSN degree program.
More than 200 students have taken advantage of Southern Arkansas University’s five-week fall intersession, which offers a variety of courses allowing students to earn credits over the winter break. Dr. Trey Berry, president of SAU, said the 2020 fall schedule was adjusted for COVID, ending in November but presenting a great opportunity for an […]
Southern Arkansas University is pleased to announce that the 2020 graduates of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program ranked first among state-supported four-year universities in Arkansas for first-time NCLEX pass rate, as reported by the State Board of Nursing. To obtain licensure in Arkansas, graduates of the program are required to take […]
As Southern Arkansas University looks forward to beginning the 20-21 academic year August 11, Dr. Trey Berry, president, urges students, faculty, and staff to be heroes by practicing the safety protocols established to maintain a healthy campus. “This year will be like no other in our history, but we are in this journey together,” Berry... […]
Each year, SAU’s College of Science and Engineering selects one outstanding undergraduate in each department, one overall COSE outstanding undergraduate student, and one outstanding graduate student. The following are the selections for 2019-2020: Elizabeth Baker, BS Nursing Elizabeth Baker was chosen as the 2019-2020 COSE Outstanding […]