Where is the Department of Nursing located?

UA Little Rock is located at 2801 South University Avenue. The Department of Nursing is located on the south end of campus between the eStem High School and the Center for Performing Arts.


What degrees does the UA Little Rock Department of Nursing offer?

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) that prepares students, LPNs, and Paramedics to sit for the NCLEX (RN licensure exam) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion degree that enables working RNs and recent associate or diploma graduates to continue their nursing education online.


Do I have to take a test to be admitted to the Nursing program?

No. UA Little Rock Nursing does not require an entrance exam unless you are an LPN who has not practiced in two years OR if you are a paramedic entering our transition program.


I’ve attended a previous Nursing program and want to attend yours, what will this mean for me?

A student is classified as reentry if he/she:

    • Completed, failed or withdrew from a nursing course in any nursing program

    • Failed to progress in the UA Little Rock nursing sequence for any reason

    • Declared academic clemency for a semester that includes a nursing course failure or withdrawal

    • Was admitted to the program, confirmed registration for classes but failed to begin classes

If you are classified as a re-entry student by these criteria, you may not re-enter the Nursing program following failure of a Nursing course or other exit from the program.


Who are the advisors in the Nursing program?

For general questions about the AAS program contact:

Megan Huffstickler, Academic Counselor
(501) 916-5177

For general questions about the RN to BSN program contact:

Belinda Nix, Academic Counselor

Pre-nursing students enrolled at UA Little Rock contact:

Dee Dee Wallace, Academic Counselor for last names A-H
(501) 682-8625

Carolyn Fonville, Academic Counselor for last names I-Z



I heard Nursing is a hard major, is that true?

Yes. Nursing requires you to retain content from semester to semester, dedicate sufficient time to study and preparation, and be able to think critically. Nursing is a combination of art and science, knowledge retention and application. If you do not dedicate sufficient time and effort to study and prepare, you will not be successful in nursing.


Does the Nursing department need official copies of my transcripts when I apply?

No, the Department of Nursing does not need unofficial or official copies of your transcripts. However, the UA Little Rock Office of Admissions does need official copies of your transcripts for admission to the university.


Do I have to apply to UA Little Rock for admission? If I am admitted to UA Little Rock, am I admitted to the Nursing program too?

You must apply as a general UA Little Rock student before applying to the Department of Nursing.  To apply to the university visit https://ualr.edu/admissions.  Admission to UA Little Rock and Nursing are two separate processes. If you are admitted to UA Little Rock it does not mean you are admitted to Nursing, nor does admissions to the nursing program mean you are admitted to UA Little Rock.


Where do I park when I come for my advising?

There are convenient metered parking lots located near the Department of Nursing building. Additionally, students can park in the free lot located in the University Plaza or the parking garage for $1.