Become a Nurse (AAS Degree)

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

UA Little Rock’s School of Nursing offers the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential for nursing professionals. With a state-of-the-art simulation hospital, high-tech lecture halls, and clinical rotations at top facilities in central Arkansas, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing program prepares students to become competent, dedicated, and compassionate nurses.

The AAS in Nursing can be completed in 18-months to two years. Students will be ready to sit for the NCLEX exam and start working as a registered nurse (RN). After completing the AAS and starting work as an RN, many nursing students choose to continue their education and pursue the online BSN. Our nurses go on to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, and community settings.

We accept students for the AAS in Nursing program once a year, during the summer term. The application period begins Dec. 15 and ends Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. each year. Students must be admitted to the university by the first Friday of the spring semester during the application cycle to guarantee acceptance to the university and ensure eligibility to apply to the nursing program. Please see the AAS admission criteria and register to attend a Pre-Admission Information Session before applying to the program.

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