Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Nursing, B.S.

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General: 121 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

University Core (35 hours)

Standard Core (29 hours)

See General Education Requirements .

College Core (6 hours)

Second Language Proficiency

(none required)

Major (86 hours)

Required Lower Level Nursing Courses (34 credits)

Students may have 34 hours of lower level nursing courses waived for having a valid, unencumbered RN license.

Required Upper-Level Nursing Courses (34 credits)

(Students must have a valid RN license or be a recent graduate of an approved nursing program prior to taking these courses)


(none required)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 121 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.

Note: Typically, a BSN student will have 8 upper-level unrestricted elective credits to fulfill.

Program Progression

Completion of the baccalaureate of science degree in nursing requires a minimum grade of C in all upper-level nursing courses and required core courses. Students who do not successfully complete NURS 3310  may not enroll in additional upper-level nursing courses until a passing grade in NURS 3310  is earned. Students must maintain unencumbered RN licensure, maintain required nursing program documents and forms, and demonstrate professional conduct in the student role. A minimum UA Little Rock cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work attempted at the University must be maintained. The program must be completed in three years from the date of initial enrollment in NURS 3310 .

Integrated Practice Experience Credits (IPE)

Courses which include integrated practice projects (IPP) are three credit hours theory and one credit hour lab.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum UA Little Rock GPA of 2.0.
  • Grade of C or greater in all required core courses.
  • Grade of C or greater in of all required upper-level nursing courses.

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