University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR 72205

Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of University of Arkansas System that operates 10 campuses in De Queen, Fayetteville, Little Rock, Monticello, Batesville, Hope, Morrilton, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 1166 and 900 students were accepted.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN

    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.

  2. RN to BSN
  3. LPN to BSN
  4. MSN

    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.  


  5. PhD, BSN to PhD

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 170
Nursing Science Master's degree 113
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 15

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
1.99 miles away
University of Central Arkansas
23.99 miles away
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
38.97 miles away
Arkansas Tech University
59.36 miles away
Henderson State University
60.14 miles away
University of Arkansas at Monticello
85.18 miles away
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
113.47 miles away
Delta State University
113.89 miles away
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
119.32 miles away
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
124.02 miles away


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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.

Robert P. Atkinson Hospital Leadership Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Arkansas pursuing an advanced degree in healthcare or hospital administration at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 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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