Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
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The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing is at the forefront of academic nursing. Our programs prepare tomorrow's nurse leaders. From pre-licensure degree options to graduate degrees, our accredited programs help prepare you for a wide range of career pathways in nursing.
EMSON's inaugural Nursing Science Day will be April 27, 2023, with the theme "Optimizing and Transforming Health and Healthcare Delivery Outcomes through Nursing Discovery, Research and Scholarship." Faculty and students from health-related disciplines in area colleges and healthcare professionals are invited to attend the symposium and submit abstracts.
The B.S.N. provides students with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in a wide variety of settings, offers small clinical class sizes, low faculty-student ratios and one-on-one support from professors. The program emphasizes nurses' varied roles as caregivers, managers, teachers and researchers, and it prepares graduates to practice in the complex, highly sophisticated and exciting world of health care and provides a solid foundation for success in graduate schools and specialty certification.
The online L.P.N. to B.S.N. program provides the opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse with a certificate to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Holding a bachelor's degree improves the earning potential as well as career advancement opportunities. The baccalaureate program also establishes a foundation for graduate education in nursing and for continued personal and professional development.
The online R.N. to B.S.N. program provides the opportunity for a Registered Nurse with an associate's degree and diploma to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Holding a bachelor's degree improves the earning potential as well as career advancement opportunities. The baccalaureate program also establishes a foundation for graduate education in nursing and for continued personal and professional development.
The online M.S.N. offers the Nurse Educator (NE) concentration for graduates to assume teaching roles to prepare the next generation of nurses. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters including one summer. Completion time for part-time students varies but students must complete their degrees within six consecutive calendar years from the first semester of enrollment in the program.
The School of Nursing offers distance programs through U of A Online for nurses to advance their training. Graduate certificates are available in Nursing Education and Family Nurse Practitioner.
The D.N.P. is a practice-focused doctorate for nurses who desire a terminal degree with a clinical focus. The degree prepares advanced-practice nurses to function as experts and leaders in complex health-care settings. The focus of study is Family Nurse Practitioner. There are two levels of entry for the doctorate: post-B.S.N. and post-M.S.N. The University of Arkansas now offers an online program to earn D.N.P.-Executive Master of Business Administration dual degrees.