Message from the Carr College of Nursing Dean and ABSN Program Director

Welcome, and thank you for considering the Harding University accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program to begin your nursing profession journey.

Our 16-month program in Rogers, Arkansas, empowers motivated students like yourself to realize their dream of becoming a professional nurse on an accelerated timeline.

The program launched in January 2023. The ABSN program builds upon Harding University’s 47-year history of preparing qualified practice-ready professional nurses who can successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination and rapidly progress to the diverse job market. Rooted in the Carr College of Nursing’s faith-based values characterized by servant leadership, nursing program graduates stand apart from their peers as they practice the science, art and caring traditions of nursing with inspired excellence.

Dean Susan D. Kehl

To prepare you for the ever-evolving world of health care, our program has three unique elements. First, we offer students nursing theory courses in a completely asynchronous online environment, which allows you to do your coursework when it works best for you.

Second, you will gain hands-on experience in simulation and clinical skills development at our state-of-the-art facility in Rogers. And third, you will have quality clinical rotations at premiere health care facilities — such as Mercy Health Systems, Arkansas Children’s Northwest and Vantage Point Behavioral Health — in and around Rogers and Fort Smith.

For these reasons and more, we believe you won’t find a better place to earn your BSN. There’s nothing we take more pride in than seeing our students graduate clinically competent, technologically savvy and instilled with our core values — all vital to nursing success in today’s health care workforce.

If you’re ready and committed to becoming a nurse on an accelerated timeline, we’d love to have you in our ABSN program! We can’t wait to see where your Harding University BSN takes you.


Susan D. Kehl, PhD, RN, CNE

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