SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Officials at John Brown University say they're taking the next steps in creating a nursing program.
The Arkansas State Board of Nursing has approved the nursing program at the university in Siloam Springs.
JBU will now advertise the nursing program, begin recruiting pre-nursing students, hire a nursing director and begin planning the curriculum and establishing affiliation agreements with clinical agencies.
The pre-nursing curriculum usually takes two years to complete and is required before a student could be admitted into a nursing program as a junior. JBU could begin admitting students into the nursing program as early as the fall 2016 semester.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.