Application Process (RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MNSc, & Graduate programs ONLY)


Applicants must complete both the NursingCAS and OAA application for College of Nursing admission.

***Bachelor of Nursing Science applicants do NOT have to complete a  NursingCAS application.


Program Application Dates

RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MNSc- rolling admissions/varies by application date

Master of Nursing Science: June 1st/ September 1st

Doctor of Nurse Practice: October 15th/ February 1st

Doctor of Nurse Practice Nurse Anesthesia: October 15th/January 15th


Application for Admission: Applicants must apply through the Central Application Service for NursingCAS . A non-refundable application fee of $55.00 for undergraduate/$75.00 for graduate is required and must accompany the NursingCAS  application. 


NursingCAS application



UAMS Online Admissions Application (OAA): An online application to the college is required and is available on the website (update link/Start application process).  A non-refundable application fee of $100.00 is required and must accompany the OAA application.  On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to choose this program:

  • Academic Career: UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE (depending on program)
  • Campus: Main UAMS Campus
  • Term: Fall/Spring
  • Academic Program: College of Nursing
  • Admit Type: Applicant (ex: PROF- DNP programs, GRAD- Masters, Non-degree- post-masters, and/or  URGD -Undergrad)
  • Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Academic Plan: Choose the desired plan
  • Academic Sub-Plan: Choose the desired plan if an option
UAMS OAA application

Both a NursingCAS application and a UAMS application are required by the specific program deadline.