Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN to BSN) is an accelerated online completion program that offers registered nurse graduates of either an associate or a diploma program the opportunity to pursue a BSN while continuing employment. The BSN courses cover areas of health assessment, wellness promotion, economics, research, legalities, leadership, and advocacy.

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Required Courses (34 hours)

Available in 12- and 18-month tracks.

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Required Upper-Level Nursing Courses

Choose 34 hours

Students must earn a C or greater in each course.
Please note: Clinical fees may apply in some courses.

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite: RN or enrolled in the final semester of an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) approved associate degree or diploma program with approval of department chairperson.

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NURS 3220 Nursing Health Assessment I

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NURS 3220. This course is the second in a two course sequence that focuses on client assessment. It provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for competency that focuses on the r...

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NURS 3230 Nursing Health Assessment II

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite: Admission into the BSN Program. Prerequisite to all other required upper level nursing courses except NURS 3220 and 3230. The course focus is on the process of socialization into nursing as a profession.

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NURS 3310 Professional Nursing Role Dev

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite/Concurrent: NURS 3310. This course explores various ethical guidelines that inform and guide the decision making of nurses, including the framework of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Emphasis...

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NURS 3350 Ethics, Legalities, & Advocacy

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite/Concurrent: NURS 3310; NURS 3220; NURS 3230. Provides an overview of knowledge, skills, and attitudes inherent in the nurse’s role as educator. Emphasis is on principles of teaching and learning in divers...

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NURS 3420 Wellness Promo & Nurse Educator

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Provides an overview of knowledge, skills, and attitudes inherent in the nurse’s role as educator. Emphasis is on principles of teaching and learning in diverse populations to implement evidence based practices to impr...

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NURS 3430 Health Care Economics

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite: PSYC 2310 or PSYC 2340 or SOCI 3381/3181 or STAT 2350 Prerequisite/Concurrent: NURS 3310. This course provides an overview of scientific evidence integrated into nursing practice. The focus is on knowledge,...

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NURS 3440 Research & Evidence Based Practice

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite NURS 3310. This course provides an introduction to knowledge, skills, and attitudes for community health nursing including issues related to public health and concepts of epidemiology. Emphasis is on health ...

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NURS 4415 Community Health Needs

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite NURS 3310. This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required for leadership and management in nursing. Leadership, organizational management and change theories are exa...

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NURS 4420 Leadership and Management

3 credit hours

B.S. in nursing completion (RN to BSN) program

Prerequisite/Concurrent: NURS 4415, NURS 4420. Must be taken in the final term. Instructor approval required. The course focuses on the synthesis of the essential competencies of the RN-BSN program in a systematic and co...

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NURS 4430 Integration of Concepts

3 credit hours

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to pursue this completion program must meet the following requirements:

• Be admitted or readmitted to UALR

• Have a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse or recent graduate of an associate or diploma RN program

• Earn grade C or better in a minimum of 12 credit hours of applicable general education courses beyond the associate or diploma

• Complete academic advising from the Department of Nursing

• Submit a completed BSN application form and copies of all college transcripts to the department

• Have access to a computer and Internet

The application deadline is 30 days prior to the first day of class for the selected term.

Exception: Nursing Health Assessment (NURS 3220 and 3230) may be completed during enrollment in the final semester of an associate degree or diploma RN program. Recent associate degree or diploma graduates may apply if evidence of NCLEX-RN test date and temporary license is provided.

Graduation Requirements

BSN Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 125 credit hour degree. No minor or second language proficiency is required. The online RN to BSN completion program builds on the curriculum foundation of the core Registered Nurse program and is designed to be completed in either 12 or 18 months while allowing for full- or part-time employment as a registered nurse.
Please note: Completion of general education courses prior to entering the program may effect graduation timelines.

The full BSN program requires:

  • PEAW 1300 First Year Colloquium
  • AAS Required General Education Courses (31 credits)– available partially online
  • Required AAS Nursing Courses (34 credits) OR a valid, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN Required General Education Courses (26 credits)– available online
  • Required Upper-Level Nursing Courses (34 credits)– available online, 12- or 18-month tracks

To view the full Bachelor of Science in Nursing required curriculum, please visit the Department of Nursing website or the UALR Undergraduate Catalog.

Program Advisor

Jon Vickers | 501.569.8070 | jmvickers@ualr.edu
Department of Nursing Academic Counselor

Department of Nursing website

Accreditation

UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website,ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $260