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Department of Nursing

You have a plan – you want to become a nurse. But have you thought about what you want from your nursing education? You need to know all your options — and what a degree from Ouachita can offer you. Deciding to study nursing at Ouachita will be a great choice for your future. With more than one million new nurses needed in the U.S. by 2024, Ouachita’s nursing degrees are answering the call for innovative health care education while preparing you for a life of meaningful work as a compassionate caregiver.

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Nursing prepares students for the nation’s most trusted profession with curriculum and clinical experiences grounded in a love of God and love of learning. You’ll learn from and be mentored by distinguished faculty who are devoted to your intellectual and spiritual growth. Your curriculum and class discussions will develop in you critical thinking, a service-oriented attitude and an appreciation for cultural diversity – all valued by both the nursing profession and Ouachita.


Which nursing option?

Ouachita offers two pathways to obtain your BSN degree:
1. Ouachita's dual enrollment option is designed for the traditional freshman interested in attending classes on campus. Structured as an innovative, RN-to-BSN dual enrollment completer program in partnership with Baptist Health College Little Rock, you'll get the unique college experience offered on Ouachita's campus paired with the hands-on clinical opportunities at BHCLR. You'll have the opportunity to earn both a BSN degree from Ouachita and an AASN degree from BHCLR in four years.
2. COMING SOON: Ouachita has received prerequisite approval for a 4-year, residential BSN program on Ouachita’s Arkadelphia campus. It is on track to open for Fall 2022 pending additional approvals by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Learn more about the program’s development.
3. Ouachita's fully online RN-to-BSN option is for those who already have an RN diploma and are looking for a fully online degree-completion program to earn a BSN degree. 
Learn more about each option:





The BSN nursing program at Ouachita Baptist University at the Ouachita Baptist University campus located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the BSN nursing program is Initial Accreditation. ​

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