Carr College of Nursing
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National Nursing Accreditation Visit – Comments Solicited

Harding University’s Carr College of Nursing is hosting an on-site evaluation team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on September 14 – 16, 2016. The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs are seeking initial accreditation with CCNE.

We invite our interested constituents – students, alumni, faculty, employers and members of the practice community – the opportunity to provide input regarding the nursing programs’ qualifications for accreditation.

Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until August 1, 2016. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the nursing programs.

An interested person may submit comments at

Or if an individual prefers, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036.

Welcome to Harding University's Carr College of Nursing. The nursing program, founded in 1975, holds a legacy of preparing quality nurses. Our graduates are in demand. They work not only in Arkansas, but throughout the United States and the world.

Our uniqueness will interest the person who likes a challenging and exciting profession and endless career opportunities. Among these unique features are:

  • Our mission-"Developing Nurses as Christian Servants."
  • A Christian heritage which permeates class and clinical instruction.
  • Close teacher-student relationships and mentoring.
  • A variety of clinical experiences including wellness and health promotion.
  • Admission tracks which meet different learner needs.
  • A Health Care Missions Program with local as well as international experiences.

For more information, see the contact info listed below. Let us know how we may serve you.

We hope that you will choose the Harding Experience for your nursing preparation.

Our Mission

Developing Nurses as Christian Servants

The Harding University Carr College of Nursing (HCCN) fosters a supportive environment, which challenges professional nursing students to reach their full potential.  The Carr College of Nursing's mission is to provide a quality education, which leads to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals.  This involves the following goals:

  • The preparation of nurses who provide nursing care reflective of their faith and Christian service and who value lifelong intellectual growth.
  • The encouragement of practice-oriented critical thinking which acknowledges dependence on God and is built upon a liberal arts foundation.
  • The development of a commitment to Christian values, ethics, intellectual excellence, and undergraduate and graduate standards of professional nursing practice.
  • The promotion of supportive personal and professional relationships.
  • The promotion of lifelong health habits that contribute to a better quality of life physically, spiritually, psychologically, and socially.
  • The emphasis of a servant-leadership lifestyle which prepares graduates who have a respect for cultures and an understanding of world missions.

Faculty Openings

Faculty Openings

All candidates must be active members of the church of Christ and committed to Christian education.

For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Kehl, dean, at, Box 12265, Searcy, AR 72149 or 501-279-4941. 

Clinical Faculty (Part-time):

Seeking part-time clinical nursing faculty in pediatrics, obstetrics, medical/surgical and critical care sub-specialties for the undergraduate nursing program. Clinical groups may be supervised on Tuesday or Thursday days or evenings, or on Saturdays as scheduling will allow. The successful candidates should maintain an active, unencumbered nursing license; be eligible for RN licensing in the state of Arkansas; have a minimum of a graduate degree in nursing; and have nursing practice experience. Responsibilities including teaching and leading undergraduate clinical groups in nursing practice settings, evaluating student preparation and written clinical assignments, and leading pre and post clinical conferences to meet clinical objectives.

Full-time Faculty Position:

Seeking full-time faculty member in a 9 month position teaching in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the Carr College of Nursing. This appointment requires clinical teaching in Women’s Health for the undergraduate program, and teaching distance education courses in the graduate program. The successful candidate should maintain an active, unencumbered nursing license; be eligible for RN or APRN licensing in the state of Arkansas; have nursing practice experience in Women’s Health/ Obstetrics;  have a earned doctorate in nursing or a related field or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing and working collaboratively in shared governance and accreditation compliance with the College of Nursing administration and faculty.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.


Alumni - Let us hear from you!

We would love to hear from our graduates! 

Please complete this form to let us know what you have done after graduation.

Programs Outcome Data

Reporting Year 2013201420152016
(1st half)
NCLEX Pass Rate 91.67%95.35%97.83%100%
BSN Completion Rate 86.79%68.97%73.91%88.57%

BSN Job Rate at 6 months



Lessons for a Lifetime

  • In all aspects, they are developing nurses as Christian servants, and I really love it.

    Kayla Rogers,
    College of Nursing

    Kayla's Story
  • The teachers are good about meeting with students and having open office doors to come and talk to them,

    Wesley Bland,
    College of Nursing

    Wesley's Story

Contact Us

Graduate Nursing Program


Fax: 501-279-4669

Mailing address:
Harding University
Carr College of Nursing
Box 12265
Searcy, AR 72149-5615