UCA's Department of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees. The first class of students graduated with the bachelor degree in 1969, and 1971 was when the graduate degree was first awarded. Graduates of the UCA nursing programs are in demand and recognized for their quality. They serve as clinicians, administrators, and educators in Arkansas and around the world.
If you are an intelligent individual with a caring spirit, integrity, and motivation--nursing abounds with opportunities for you.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The BSN is offered for students who are not yet Registered Nurses (RN). Within the BSN degree program, we also have a track for LPNs who wish to complete the BSN, the LPN to BSN track; a track for RNs who do not yet have their BSN, the RN to BSN track; and a track for RNs who want their BSN degree and their graduate nursing degree or the RN to BSN/MSN track.
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- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree program is offered to RNs with a BSN degree. There are three majors: Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty (NECS). The NP major prepares students to assume the role of advance practice nurse. The CNL major allows nurses to remain at the bedside and is focused on patient outcomes. The NE Major prepares students to teach in a variety of settings with a clinical specialty. Majors in either the NP or CNL track can also take courses to prepare for the Nurse Educator. For individuals who already have a MSN degree, we offer Second Degree options and Post Master's Certificates.
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