UALR LPN program

LPN/Paramedic to RN

The UA Little Rock School of Nursing LPN/Paramedic to RN degree is one year (three terms) and is designed to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX-RN State Board Exam.

This degree consists of two classes in the summer, two classes in the fall and two in the spring. Upon the completion of spring coursework, you will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

Beginning in summer at the end of May, LPN’s/paramedics will enter NURS 1415 Nursing Role Transitions followed by NURS 1420 Mental Health. In the fall, courses consist of NURS 2410 Pediatrics and NURS 2420 Obstetrics. Spring semester consists of NURS 2550 Adult Nursing III and NURS 2350 Competency for Entry. All of these courses consist of clinical, lecture, and simulation lab training.

Students may continue into our online RN-BSN completion immediately after passing their final course.

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.