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RN to BSN – Admission Requirements

Admission is selective and competitive. Requirements for admission to the RN to BSN track are as follows:

  1. Current unencumbered Arkansas RN license.
  2. An associate degree or hospital diploma earned from a nationally accredited nursing program leading to RN licensure.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum of a “C” or better:
    • Introduction to College Writing
    • Academic Writing & Research
    • Oral Communication (or additional Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science course)
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • General Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I* (4 credit hours with lab)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II* (4 credit hours with lab)
    • Microbiology (4 credit hours with lab)
    • General Chemistry (4 credit hours with lab)
    • 6 hours of Fine Arts and/or Humanities courses
    • 3 hours of US History or Government
  5. At least 1000 hours of nursing employment during the past 12 months if the associate degree or hospital diploma was earned from a nationally accredited program more than 12 months prior to admission. No work experience is required if the associate degree or hospital diploma was earned from a nationally accredited program in the past 12 months. Graduates of non-accredited programs are handled on an individual basis.
  6.  Admission to UCA

*These courses must be completed at the same institution for continuity of education.