Program Details

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

For specific course requirements, detailed class descriptions and to view a sample 4 year plan visit the current JBU Catalog.


As part of a summer clinical course option, nursing students will work alongside Guatemalan native Dr. Layla Chanquin, seeing patients in her clinic as well as in local schools and homes. Students can help with patient care, medicine distribution, monitoring growth and health of Guatemalan students, and providing home care for people suffering from respiratory, gastrointestinal, or other health-related issues. Guatemala City, Guatemala is just one of several partnership opportunities being developed for our JBU nursing students to fulfill part of their required clinical hours.

Guatemala Summer Clinical



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The Future Nurse Scholarship Program, offers an annual scholarship.


Ellen Odell
Director of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing

Professional Licensure

Students who graduate from this program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for RN, which is recognized in all 50 states and US territories. 

However, individual or compact licensure in your state of residence should be confirmed by clicking on the link below.

John Brown University is an NC-SARA Approved Institution. For more State Authorization information please click on the link below.

State Authorization


Guidebook for Nursing Students

The Guidebook for Nursing Students has been developed to provide you with information about the mission, outcomes, policies and procedures pertinent to applicants and students of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Its purpose is to assist you in the understanding of the policies and guidelines that are specific to the Department of Nursing. It is a supplement to the information provided in both the John Brown University Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook.

In order to progress to the clinical phase of the major at the beginning of their junior year, students will have to meet a certain minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a science and Math GPA of 2.5 during the first two years, as well as make a personal statement that describes their motivation for a career in nursing. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the upper division nursing program early in the spring of their sophomore year. John Brown University’s nursing program has received initial approval from The Arkansas State Board of Nursing for a Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing Program.

Nursing Approval and Accreditation 

John Brown University’s nursing program has received full approval from The Arkansas State Board of Nursing for a Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing Program. 

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at John Brown University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791