Which Program is Right for You?
|Your Current Qualifications||Your Interests||Recommended Program|
|High school diploma or some college credit||Earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing and becoming a registered nurse||Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field other than nursing and you are not a registered nurse||Earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing and becoming a registered nurse||Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, located at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville|
|Registered nurse license but not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing||Earning a master’s degree in nursing administration or case management||RN-to-MNSc program|
Note: we are no longer accepting applications for the RN-to-BSN program.
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing and registered nurse license||Earning a graduate degree to become a nursing administrator or case management||Master of Nursing Science Program|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a registered nurse license||Starting the foundation to become an advanced practice registered nurse||Post-BSN-to-DNP program|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing and registered nurse license||Earning a research-focused doctorate||Post-BSN-to-Ph.D. program|
|Master’s degree in nursing (and already an advanced practice registered nurse)||Obtaining a second certification in a nurse practitioner specialty area but not another degree||Post-master’s certificate program|
|Master’s degree in nursing (and already an advanced practice registered nurse)||Becoming prepared for leadership roles or obtaining a certification in a new practice registered nurse area||Post-master’s-to-DNP program|
|Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing||Interested in melding clinical expertise with a research-focused nursing career||Ph.D.-to-DNP program|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||Earning a research-focused doctorate||DNP-to-Ph.D. program|
|Master’s degree in nursing and a registered nurse license||Earning a research-focused doctorate||Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program|
Plans of Study
- Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
- Master of Nursing Science Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Financing Your Education
The UAMS College of Nursing understands that college students face a variety of financial obligations as they pursue their educational goals. This section provides information that we hope will assist students in locating the resources available through the College of Nursing and other UAMS opportunities. In addition, a breakdown of tuition and fees by program provide students with the information needed to plan for the future.
Ensure you meet the health requirements for our College of Nursing programs. Stay updated on immunizations, health insurance, and background checks to ensure a smooth admission process.