The UA Little Rock School of Nursing offers an LPN/Paramedic to RN program that prepares professionals for a career in nursing. This program option can be completed in one year (three terms), and is designed to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX-RN State Board Exam. Upon successful completion of all coursework, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing.
This program consists of two classes in the summer, two classes in the fall and two in the spring. In the summer, LPNs/paramedics will enter NURS 1130 Transition to RN Scope & Role and NURS 1330 Concepts of Adult Nursing followed by NURS 1420 Mental Health. In the fall, courses consist of NURS 2410 Pediatrics and NURS 2420 Obstetrics. The spring semester consists of NURS 2550 Adult Nursing III and NURS 2250 Competency for Entry. All courses consist of clinical, lecture, and simulation lab training. You will receive training in our state-of-the art simulation hospital, located on the UA Little Rock campus.
Immediately after passing their final course, students may opt to complete our online RN-BSN program.