Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
With a new state-of-the-art simulation hospital, high-tech lecture halls, and clinical rotations at the top facilities in central Arkansas, the UALR RN Program prepares students to become a precise, dedicated, and compassionate nurse.
The Department of Nursing offers the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the competentÂ nurse and are taught in settings ranging from the classroom, campus skills, and simulation laboratories, to major area hospitals, outpatientÂ facilities, and other health care facilities. You will be prepared to enter professional practice settings such as hospitals, long-term careÂ facilities, physiciansâ€™ offices, and community settings. The course of study includes 31 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 34Â lower-level nursing credits.
The Associate of Applied Science program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and accredited by the AccreditationÂ Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. Upon completionÂ of the curriculum, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEXRN). Information regarding the comparison of nursing programs (tuition, fees, and length of programs) may be obtained from ACEN.