University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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BSN Program

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts from issuing institutions
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all general education pre-requisite course
  • A minimum adjusted individual total TEAS V score of 60% (completed within the last two years)

All applications must be post marked no later than the 1st of March for summer or fall enrollment and no later than September 1st for spring admission.

Applicants will be notified of a decision by mail. The number of applicants accepted by the school will depend on the resources available.

Successful applicants will be required to have physical examinations and immunizations for Hepatitis B, TB skin test and CPR certification.

The college will require all students to submit to annual drug and criminal background check and all students will be required to have liability insurance throughout the nursing program.  Students who cannot verify insurance coverage prior to enrollment will not be allowed to register.

Students who are licensed as a nurse are expected to maintain the nursing license in good standing throughout the period of enrollment. Students with expired or licenses encumbered, probationary, suspension or surrendered will not allowed to enroll in any courses that require clinical contact with patients.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 84.4%
Average number of students tested annually: 134
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 176 90.3 90.85
2011 100 74 86.46
2010 126 88.9 84.32
2009 132 93.9 88.66
2008 79 94.9 86.23
2007 94 90.4 87.57

LPN to BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 84.4%
Average number of students tested annually: 134
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 176 90.3 90.85
2011 100 74 86.46
2010 126 88.9 84.32
2009 132 93.9 88.66
2008 79 94.9 86.23

Masters Program

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Master of Science in Nursing, program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The MSN program trains students for advanced nursing practice as well as offering an entry for doctoral study. The curriculum prepares students to be eligible for certification from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The MSN program will take approximately two years of full time study or up to six years of part time study. Most students complete the program in an average of three to three and a half years.

The core courses and some of the specialty courses in the different tracks are offered in an online format in modalities to facilitate the enrollment of students at a distance. A day of onsite orientation is required and some courses are only offered in the traditional classroom format but interactive video system are available the nearest AHEC.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited nursing program
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Miller’s Analogy Test or the GRE (taken in the last five years)
  4. Co-acceptance in one of the specialty programs is required

The general application deadline for admission to graduate program is the 1st of September for admission in the Spring semester and the 1st of April for admission in the fall.  

 

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Doctoral Program

Program accreditations: Not Accredited

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

PhD

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to PhD

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205