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Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admission:

  • Acceptance into the nursing program is by application only - accepted twice a year:
    • February 1 - March 1 for Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN
    • October 1 - November 1 for Track III
  • NWACC admission criteria requirements
  • Non-native Speakers of English students: score of at least 92 on COMPASS ESL Listening Test
  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better
  • Pre-nursing General Education requirements
  • Meet the minimum requirements of 75% or greater in each sub-category of the HESI A2 Entrance Exam
 
Considerations during the Nursing Program:
  • Nursing students should plan to devote at least 40-50 hours per week outside of class and clinical times to the Nursing Program sequence.
  • Nursing students are admitted conditionally upon a clear background check and must submit to a urine drug screen.
  • The Nursing Department requires all pre-nursing students to attend a pre-nursing advising session within 2 semesters of application into the Nursing Program. Please check Student Resources for pre-nursing advising session dates and times.
 
ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING ADVISORY: ANY INDIVIDUAL HAVING BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF A CRIME MAY BE INELIGIBLE TO WRITE THE NCLEX EXAM FOR LICENSURE AS A REGISTERED NURSE.