About Harding's School of Nursing

Harding University’s Carr College of Nursing, founded in 1975, holds a legacy of preparing quality nurses to treat the whole patient — mind, body and spirit — and become leaders in health care. Harding’s nursing graduates are in demand, not only in the great state of Arkansas, but nationally as well.

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Students looking for a challenging and exciting profession and endless career opportunities will find them at Harding’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program.

We offer several highly respected and accredited programs — both undergraduate and graduate — that uphold high academic and professional standards.

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Our Mission

Through our accelerated and traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing tracks, Family Nurse Practitioner program and Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing program, we empower you on the path toward achieving your academic and career goals — all taught from a Christ-centered perspective.

The Carr College of Nursing’s mission statement is, “Developing Nurses as Christian Servants.” That mission echoes throughout our classroom and clinical experiences. If you feel called to help others, Harding University is ready to help you achieve your full potential and a career serving as a nurse.

Why Choose Harding University?

Harding University takes a supportive approach to education while still challenging nursing students to leave their comfort zones. As a Harding nursing student, you can count on a top-notch professional education rooted in an understanding and life philosophy consistent with Christian ideals.

The nursing faculty at Harding consists of dedicated, knowledgeable individuals devoted to helping students become the best nurses they can be through service leadership, scholarship and preparation for the field. Graduates of the Carr College of Nursing’s traditional BSN ground programs consistently tout a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 98.8% (five-year average, 2017-2021).

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For More Information

Contact our admissions team today to discover how to accelerate your future as a nurse through our ABSN program.