Generic/Traditional BSN Track
The generic/traditional BSN track is designed for students with no nursing license. All pre-nursing majors, including those with an Associate or Bachelor degree in another area, must complete the specific pre-requisite courses prior to being admitted to the three-year nursing major.* Admission to UCA as a pre-nursing major does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. One class of Generic/Traditional BSN students is admitted each year and begin classes in the fall. Applications are only accepted between January 15 and March 1 for the fall class.
LPN to BSN Track (Pending Approval)
The LPN to BSN track is for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who wish to become Registered Nurses (RNs) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Qualified LPNs receive up to 13 hours of BSN nursing credit. Students in this program must complete the nursing specific pre-requisite courses prior to being admitted. After the summer semester, LPNs will follow the BSN curiculum for Level III and Level IV listed on the Academic Map link above. LPNs are only admitted one time a year and begin classes in the summer. Applications are only accepted between January 15 and March 1 for the fall class.
*Pre-requisite courses can be taken at UCA or transferred from another institution. Students are encouraged to review the Transfer Credit Guidelines information located on the Registrar's website and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Course Transfer System (ACTS) to check which course credits will transfer.