Progression

ASN Program

Completion of the Associate of Science degree in nursing requires a minimum grade of C in all nursing courses and in nursing curriculum support courses. Progression in the nursing sequence requires a minimum grade of C in all courses and their prerequisites/corequisites. A minimum UALR cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 must be maintained.

First year students must complete the assessment testing requirements by the designated date(s) in order to progress into NURS 2510/2520. A passing score on the assessment exit examination is required for successful completion of NURS 2910. Specific testing policies are located in the UALR Department of Nursing Student Handbook.

Clinical agencies used for nursing laboratory may require criminal background checks, scheduled drug screening, and/or random drug screening for nursing students. Results of agency screening may prohibit participation in clinical laboratory. Nursing students prohibited from participation in laboratory at a clinical agency will not be permitted to maintain enrollment in the nursing program.

BSN Program

Completion of the BSN program requires a minimum grade of C in all upper level nursing courses and nursing curriculum support courses. Students who do not successfully complete NURS 3310 may not enroll in additional upper level nursing courses until a passing grade in NURS 3310 is earned. Progression in the nursing sequence requires a minimum grade of C in all the nursing courses and their prerequisites/corequisites. A minimum UALR cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on all work attempted at the University must be maintained.

The program must be completed in five years from the date of initial enrollment in NURS 3310.