Generic/Traditional BSN Track and LPN to 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.
Our LPN/BSN track follows the same program of study as our traditional track, however, LPN students are allowed articulation credit from their current license and in Year 2 Fall term must take NURS 2305 (Health Assessment) and NURS 3245 (Transition), but are not required to take NURS 2505 (Concepts). In Year 2 Spring term NURS 2310 and NURS 2510 are not required. The ARSBN Articulation requirements for LPN licensed students can be found at this link: http://www.arsbn.arkansas.gov/education/Pages/ArticulationModel.aspx. Beginning with year 3 Fall term, LPN students follow the Academic Map as published.
*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.