AAS in Nursing Curriculum

The following curriculum includes courses required for AAS in Nursing graduation. Please note that not all AAS General Education Courses need to be completed prior to applying for the AAS.

For detailed program information, including course descriptions, please review the academic catalog.

AAS Required General Education Courses (27 credits)

  • RHET 1311 Composition I
  • RHET 1312 Composition II
  • MATH 1321 Quantitative Mathematics & Reasoning or higher level mathematics course
  • PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience or SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology
  • BIOL 1433 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology or BIOL 1411 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 1412 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHEM 1405 Fundamentals of GOB Chemistry or CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I  or higher level chemistry course (CHEM 1409 will not count)
  • HIST 2311 or History 2312 US History or Political Science 1310 American National Government
  • BIOL 2401 Microbiology

Required AAS Nursing Courses (33 credits)

  • NURS 1200 Introduction to Nursing: Concepts I
  • NURS 1202 Introduction to Nursing: Concepts II
  • NURS 1310 Adult Nursing I: Acute Care
  • NURS 1320 Adult Nursing I: Chronic Care
  • NURS 1410 Adult Nursing II
  • NURS 1420 Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 2410 Obstetrics & Reproductive Health
  • NURS 2420 Pediatric Nursing
  • NURS 2550 Adult Nursing III
  • NURS 2250 Competency for Entry into Practice

BSN Required General Education Courses (26 credits)

*Courses listed below are required only for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Priority should be given to the AAS required general education courses at the top, as those calculate into GPA for admission ranking

One of the following: Fine Arts – 3 credits

  • MUHL 2305 Intro to Music
  • ARHA 2305 Intro to Visual Arts
  • THEA 2305 Intro to Theater and Dance
  • MCOM 2306 Intro to Motion Pictures

One of the following: Humanities – 3 credits

  • ENGL 2337 World Lit
  • ENGL 2339 Mythology
  • ENGL 2338 World Lit Themes
  • PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society

One of the following: Social Sciences – 3 credits

  • HIST 1311 History of Civ I
  • HIST 1312 History of Civ II

One of the following:

  • RHET 3316 Writing for the Workplace or
  • RHET 3326 Technical Writing

One of the following:

  • PSYC 2310 General Psychological Statistics or
  • PSYC 3335 Statistics and Methods I or
  • SOCI 3381/3181 Social Statistics or
  • STAT 2350 Intro to Statistical Methods

Core Flex (any humanities/social science/fine arts course) – 3 credits

Upper-Level Elective (8 Credits)

Required Upper-Level Nursing Courses (34 credits)

*UA Little Rock Nursing Students must complete or be in the final semester of their AAS prior to enrolling in upper-level BSN courses

  • NURS 3220 Health Assessment I
  • NURS 3230 Health Assessment II
  • NURS 3310 Professional Role Development
  • NURS 3420 Wellness Promotion and the Nurse Educator
  • NURS 3430 Health Care Economics
  • NURS 3440 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 3350 Ethics, Legalities, and Advocacy
  • NURS 4415 Nursing Practice: Community Health Needs
  • NURS 4420 Nursing Practice: Leadership and Management
  • NURS 4430 Nursing Practice: Integration of Concepts

Refer to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website (ACTS) for course equivalencies or visit our transfer website.

The School of Nursing at UA Little Rock meets the state education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing Registered Nurse license in the state of Arkansas. UA Little Rock has not determined if the School of Nursing meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.