University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR 72205
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of the eleven public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Little Rock.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,836 students attend the school.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students2,836
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

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.

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.  


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 110
Master's degree 10 113
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 6
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 9

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current


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Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$273/credit
In State Students$273/credit
Out of State Students$597/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$410/credit
In State Students$410/credit
Out of State Students$851/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,285 $12,285 $26,865
ADN 70 $19,110 $19,110 $41,790
BSN 125 $34,125 $34,125 $74,625
FNP 50 $20,500 $20,500 $42,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205

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