Founded in 1924 in the city of Searcy, Harding University currently enrolls more than 5,000 students from around 50 countries. The school embraces Christian beliefs and holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.
The university offers a master of science in nursing for family nurse practitioners. Degree requirements include 45 credits and 720 hours of clinical experience that learners can complete in five semesters. This program uses synchronous and asynchronous online classrooms and mandates campus visits every semester for assignments like presentations and workshops. Graduates qualify to take nurse practitioner certification exams.
CAMPUS: Searcy, Arkansas
ACCREDITATIONS: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
TUITION: $9,307 for nine credits; $1,034 per credit for students who take less than nine credits
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's in nursing; minimum 3.0 GPA; RN license; 2,000 hours of RN experience; immunization record; prerequisite courses in nursing research, health assessment, and statistics
MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT: 5 semesters
ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS: Intensives for 3-5 days each semester
PROGRAM: Master of science in nursing - family nurse practitioner
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