School of Nursing

The AAS application for Summer 2024 is now closed. The next application window is December 15th, 2024 to January 31st, 2025.

Please register to attend a Pre-admission Information Session to prepare to apply; the session is required before applying.

The RN to BSN online program accepts applications year-round.

The nationally-ranked UA Little Rock Nursing program prepares students to be skilled and compassionate nurses. Our nursing students are highly regarded by employers as being well prepared and as having outstanding critical thinking and communication skills.

UA Little Rock nursing students benefit from hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art simulation lab, making them skilled and ready to work after graduation.

Whether you are enrolling to pursue a degree path toward becoming a nurse, or you’re a practicing professional taking your next career step, we have a program that fits your needs.

Nursing Program Options

  • Student to RN (AAS) – students earn required credentials to take the state RN exam (NCLEX). 2 year option on the University application.
  • LPN/Paramedic to RN (AAS) – only for licensed LPN/Paramedics who want to transition to RN. 2 year option on the University application.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – students take add’l courses for BSN while completing AAS. 4 year option on the University application.
  • RN to BSN online program  – only for licensed RNs and recent graduates of an associate/diploma RN program. Online RN to BSN option on University application.

All program options offer the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the competent nurse and are taught in settings ranging from the classroom, campus skills laboratories, area hospitals, outpatient, online, and other healthcare facilities.

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