University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of the 11 public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in Little Rock. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
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.
- 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.
- A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited nursing program
- Official Transcripts
- Miller’s Analogy Test or the GRE (taken in the last five years)
- 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|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||6|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||9|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$273/credit|
|In State Students||$273/credit|
|Out of State Students||$597/credit|
|In District Students||$410/credit|
|In State Students||$410/credit|
|Out of State Students||$851/credit|
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|
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.
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Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.
Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.
Applicant must be a resident of Arkansas pursuing an advanced degree in healthcare or hospital administration at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.