FAQs

General FAQs

Where is the Department of Nursing located?
UALR is located at 2801 South University Avenue. The Department of Nursing is located on the south end of campus near Ross Hall and Admin North. It is a two story brick building with three white columns connecting its sister building Admin North.  Click  here for the interactive campus map.

What degrees does the UALR Department of Nursing offer?
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) that prepares graduates to sit for the NCLEX (RN exam), A Bachelor of Science in Nursing, LPN/Paramedic to RN transition and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree that enables working RNs and recent associate or diploma graduates to continue their nursing education.

Do I have to take a test to be admitted to the Nursing program?
If you are not currently a registered nurse you will be required to take an entrance exam. Applicants to the AAS must take the Evolve A2 Admission test prior to the application deadline. In addition to the A2, paramedics must take the Excelsior Fundamentals of Nursing Exam.

Who are the advisors in the Nursing program?
Jon Vickers, jmvickers@ualr.edu (501) 569-8070.  Full-time faculty who teach in each respective program provide advising for Nursing majors.

I heard Nursing is a hard major, is that true?
Yes. Nursing requires that you retain content/information from semester to semester, dedicate sufficient time to study and preparation and be able to think critically. Nursing is a combination of art and science, knowledge retention and application. If you do not dedicate sufficient time and effort to study and preparation you will not be successful in nursing.

Does the Nursing department need official copies of my transcripts when I apply?
No. We do not need official transcripts, copies of your transcripts are sufficient. The UALR Admissions and Records office, however, DOES need official copies of your transcripts for admission to the university.

Do I have to apply to UALR for admission? If I am admitted to UALR am I admitted to the Nursing program too?
If you are not already admitted to UALR, you should apply to UALR at the same time you apply to the Department of Nursing. Admission to UALR and Nursing are two separate processes. If you are admitted to UALR it does not mean you are admitted to Nursing, nor does admission to Nursing mean you are admitted to UALR.

Where do I park when I come for my advising?
There are convenient metered parking lots located near the Department of Nursing building. Additionally, students can park in the free lot located in the University Plaza or the parking garage and then ride the Trojan Trolley to the department’s building.