University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
471 North Garland Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
R.N. TO B.S.N. ADMISSION POLICIES
College admission requirements.
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing admission policies.
Completion of the general education studies. (R.N. students who have completed 45 hours of the required general studies may petition for exception to the nursing admission policy if MATH 1203, Statistics, and NURS 2012 have been completed.).
Graduation from an Arkansas State Board of Nursing approved program and NLNAC accredited program.
Review of nursing courses for transfer credit by the School of Nursing.
Proof of, and maintenance of, unencumbered licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in Arkansas and any other state.
Credit for courses listed below will be held in escrow. The student will receive credit for these courses upon successful completion of the program.
RN students will be considered as a separate group for admission purposes.
BSN Program Details
Admission to the BSN program is limited. Conditional admission will be determined by the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing (EMSON) faculty. Admission requirements for the professional program of study are as follows:
Overall minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00.
Students will be ranked according to GPA for admission to the program.
Applications for admission available on the Forms page must be submitted between October 15 and December 1 to be considered for fall semester admission and between April 15 and June 1 for spring semester admission. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
Transfer student applications for admission must be submitted between October 15 and January 15 to be considered for fall semester and between April 15 and June 1 for spring semester admission. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
Letter of intent to be considered for admission must be received in the EMSON office by date specified in admission letter.
The GPA will be computed on all pre-requisite courses for nursing only,whether they are from the University of Arkansas or transfer hours.
If student is a second degree student, an additional 0.1 point will be added to the GPA for admission ranking.
Students transferring from another nursing program must provide a letter from the nursing program that they are eligible to return to that program and in good standing to be considered for admission to the EMSON.
Students must meet the performance standards for the professional program of study.
FULL ADMISSION TO THE BSN PROGRAM
Once the conditional admission criterion has been met, full admission to the EMSON is contingent upon successfully meeting the following requirements:
All prerequisite coursework for a fall admission into the Professional Program of Study in Nursing must be completed by the end of the spring semester with the exception of the three pre-nursing courses (NURS 2012, NURS 2022, NURS 2032), which may be taken in the summer session prior to entering the program of study in nursing in the fall. All coursework for spring admission must be completed by the end of the fall semester prior to entering the Professional Program of Study in Nursing in the spring.
Proof of the following:
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification (American Heart Association Basic Certified Life Support and Automated Emergency Defibrillation (BCLS & AED) CPR for Health Care Providers)
Completed Hepatitis B vaccine with dates of each injection or immune titer if vaccine received 10 years ago. Three (3) HBV injections are needed. Students are required to have obtained HBV Injection 1 within two weeks of the beginning of the scheduled semester, followed by Injection 2 in one month, and Injection 3 within six months of Injection 1, in order to enter the clinical setting. Failure to obtain the completed series (3 injections), according to the Centers for Disease Control established timeframe, will not be permitted to participate in patient care contact required in clinical experiences.
Negative Tuberculin skin test or negative chest X-ray result within two years if the student has ever tested positive for tuberculosis. Tuberculin skin tests must be current and are renewed annually.
Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT) required.
Varicella required. (and any other immunization that may be required by clinical agencies.)
MMR required. (and any other immunization that my be required by clinical agencies.)
Health insurance - students must submit proof of current coverage
Liability insurance - is provided through an established student fee at the University of Arkansas
Criminal background check is required. Results are reported to the EMSON and any healthcare facility in which the student is placed as part of their clinical education. An unsatisfactory background check result may lead to denial of admission to the nursing program. The criminal background check must be completed prior to the first day of class.
Proof of a negative drug screen is required within two weeks prior to entrance into the nursing program. Results are reported to the EMSON and any healthcare facility in which the student is placed as part of their clinical education.
A positive drug screen will lead to denial of admission to the nursing program. Student failure to submit to a drug screen, attempting to tamper with, contaminate, or switch a sample will result in the student not being admitted to the nursing program and will be referred to the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas.