May 27, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 
Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing RN to BSN Completion, B.S.N.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion option offers RN graduates, of either an associate or diploma program an avenue to pursue a BSN. The BSN ladder program offers UA Little Rock AAS graduates a seamless transition into the final year of the nursing program. The coursework for the BSN builds on the curriculum foundation of the core Registered Nurse program. It is available as an online program. Click here  for program admission information. 

The BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400 | Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. Additional information is located at

RN-BSN Completion Curriculum Plans

12-Month Track (Curriculum Plan)

TERM 1   TERM 2   TERM 3  
Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2

NURS 3220  

NURS 3310   

NURS 3230  

NURS 3420   

NURS 3440  

NURS 3350   

NURS 4415  

NURS 3430  

NURS 4420   

NURS 4430  

18-Month Track (Curriculum Plan)

TERM 1   TERM 2   TERM 3   TERM 4   TERM 5
Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2 Session 1

NURS 3220 

NURS 3310  

NURS 3230   NURS 3420   NURS 3430   NURS 3440   NURS 3350   NURS 4415   NURS 4420   NURS 4430  

Nursing, B.S.

General: 120 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)

See General Core Requirements 

Second Language Proficiency

(none required)

Major (86 hours)

Required Science Courses (12 credits)

Students are required to complete 12 hours of science courses; 8 of these hours fall under the University Core. See General Core Requirements for a list of core science courses.


None Required

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 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. Recent associate nursing graduates must obtain an RN license before registering for BSN classes beyond the NURS 322032303310, and 3420 courses. 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 within three years from the date of initial enrollment in NURS 3310.

Integrated Practice Experience Credits (IPE)

Courses that 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 all required upper-level nursing courses.