Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
With a state-of-the-art simulation hospital, high-tech lecture halls, and clinical rotations at the top facilities in central Arkansas, the UA-Little Rock RN Program prepares students to become a competent, dedicated, and compassionate nurse.
The Department of Nursing offers the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the competent nurse and are taught in settings ranging from the classroom, campus skills, and simulation laboratories, to major area hospitals, outpatient facilities, and other health care facilities. Students will be prepared to enter professional practice settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, and community settings. The course of study includes 27 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 33 lower-level nursing credits.
The Associate of Applied Science program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. Upon completion of the curriculum, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Information regarding the comparison of nursing programs (tuition, fees, and length of programs) may be obtained from ACEN.