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Ouachita receives initial approval for 4-year BSN program in Arkadelphia

January 14, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Nursing has been initially approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) to begin recruiting and admitting students to its 4-year, residential Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre-licensure program option. The first cohort will start the program at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester.

Department of Nursing at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Department of Nursing receives grant from Blue & You Foundation

December 09, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Nursing is among 41 recipients of a grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. Totaling $3,360,327, the grant will fund health initiatives in 71 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.

Ouachita Department of Nursing faculty, students receive Governor's Quality Award
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Ouachita Department of Nursing receives Governor's Quality Award

November 17, 2021

Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented the Ouachita Baptist University Department of Nursing with the 2021 Governor’s Quality Award earlier this semester during a banquet hosted by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE), award sponsors, in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock.

Students and Dr. Tim Knight in Ouachita's Patterson School of Natural Sciences
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Ouachita receives prerequisite approval for 4-year BSN program in Arkadelphia

September 10, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University received prerequisite approval this week from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to establish a 4-year, residential pre-licensure program offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Ouachita's Lackey, Moreno receive FNSNA scholarships to continue nursing education

May 20, 2021

Earlier this month, Ouachita Baptist University nursing students Cassie Lackey and Jacob Moreno were awarded scholarships by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) for their involvement in Ouachita’s NSNA student chapter and upon recommendation from their professors in the Department of Nursing.

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Ouachita's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program receives national ACEN accreditation

May 04, 2021

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) recently affirmed accreditation for Ouachita Baptist University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in the Department of Nursing.

Nursing students at Little Rock capitol
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Nursing students are first to advance in dual enrollment program

July 14, 2020

This fall, 15 Ouachita students are the first to move into the dual enrollment portion of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and will be studying at Baptist Health College Little Rock. The recent partnership between our institutions addresses the shortage of nurses in the state of Arkansas.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Brad-Hunter Heird ('15) and Lauren Dunklin Heird ('15), Nurses navigating COVID-19

May 25, 2020

Alums Brad-Hunter Heird ('15) and his wife Lauren Dunklin Heird ('15) share what it's like serving as nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heirds also share about finding Ouachita, finding each other and the things they love and miss about Ouachita.

New possibilities: Alliance tackles nursing shortage.
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New possibilities: Alliance tackles nursing shortage

October 29, 2018

Arkansas is facing a healthcare crisis. By the year 2020, the Institute of Medicine forecasts a shortage of 15,000 nurses. The impact is real: less accessible healthcare and overworked nurses, especially in rural communities.

Ouachita and Baptist Health partner to provide innovative nursing education.
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Ouachita and Baptist Health partner to provide innovative nursing education

August 21, 2018

Ouachita Baptist University and Baptist Health today announced a partnership to address the shortage of nurses in the state and region.

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