A student who wishes to obtain a B.S. degree in nursing (B.S.N.) may complete the first two years of course work at Ouachita. A suggested course schedule is available below. A student who plans to enter any nursing program should consult the catalog of the appropriate school before registering at Ouachita. Please note that requirements of professional schools are subject to change, are posted on their websites, and often take effect immediately. Their requirements supersede OBU catalog listings.
Accelerated programs are available for students holding a bachelor’s degree who have also met the prerequisites listed. Consult the listing for the appropriate school.
Please contact your academic advisor and/or the pre-nursing advisor, Dr. Sara Hubbard (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or concerns. It is the responsibility of the student to be sure that the necessary prerequisites are being met.
Follow the links below for information on particular school requirements:
Baptist Health School of Nursing*
*Ouachita Baptist University has entered into an affiliation agreement with Baptist Health Schools Little Rock (BHSLR) for the School of Nursing Program. Students that have graduated or completed at least 5 of the 8 general education and science courses from OBU will be given priority consideration in the BHSLR – SN application. Further details concerning the agreement may be obtained from the Health Professions Advisor.
Recommended Course Sequence for UAMS Nursing Prerequisites. This sequence can be adapted to best fit an individual student’s needs.
All prerequisite course grades must be C or better. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required. Minimum prerequisite total for UAMS is 58 hours. Remedial, technical, and nursing courses cannot be used.