Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Welcome to the UAMS College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  We are pleased that you have chosen to consider the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing as you prepare for a nursing career. The College is one of Arkansas’ best—both for the quality of the program and the personal interest of our dedicated faculty.

The traditional BSN program is designed for students who have completed 58 semester hours of required general education courses from any accredited college or university and who wish to pursue their education to become licensed registered nurses (RN).


State of the Art…

The college is engaged in activities and interprofessional partnerships across all UAMS colleges that promote scholarly excellence, research, and service to the university, nursing profession and society. The college provides students with state of the art simulation laboratories that enhance critical thinking and practical expertise for clinical preparation. This provides the student with simulated experiences where students can safely learn without compromising the safety of patient care.


The College of Nursing also has a BSN Honor’s Program for students who are interested in research and providing evidence based practice and/or are interested in pursuing the BSN/Ph.D program after graduation.

Extracurricular activities of the college support classroom experiences and build professional relationships, teamwork, and pride through the Student Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International (the international honor society of nurses), the UAMS CON Gamma Xi Chapter, UAMS Student Government, and other professional nursing organizations.


The College of Nursing offers a baccalaureate degree in professional nursing (BSN) and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). We are committed to providing educational opportunities for all qualified students regardless of their economic or social status and we do not discriminate on the basis of disabilities, race, color, sex, creed, or national origin.