John Brown University Department of Nursing

2000 W. University St.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
United States
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Mission Statement

John Brown University provides Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

The mission of the nursing program is to educate students in a Christ-centered community, providing the academic, spiritual and professional principles necessary to positively impact the health of society. The Department of Nursing is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of society through the preparation of professional nurses who are competent in addressing the evolving health care needs within society and an ever-changing world. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree builds on the liberal arts tradition of the University to prepare nurse generalists who are able to provide safe and effective nursing care and lead throughout the spectrum of healthcare settings and populations, and who integrate the spirit of inquiry and application of evidence-based practices to advance the profession.


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • John Brown University‚Äôs nursing program has received full approval from The Arkansas State Board of Nursing for a Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing Program.

Program Distinctives

  • JBU's nursing program combines a rigorous technical education with a Christ-centered approach to soft skills. With an emphasis on empathy, experience and grace, you will learn to administer physical care and to comfort people through their pain and struggle.
  • JBU's Health Education Building features state-of-the-art patient simulators that will enable you to practice real-life medical scenarios (like a heart attack or labor and delivery) in a risk-free exercise.
  • The senior capstone course and its internship component will specifically prepare you to pass the NCLEX exam for obtaining licensure as a registered nurse. Graduates from JBU's Department of Nursing have a 100% overall pass rate with a first-attempt pass rate of 95%.

Mission/Service-Learning Opportunities

  • Each student completes 800 hours of clinical work in a hospital along with a required two weeks of service in the local community, Guatemala or Malawi.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)