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.

The University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are scheduled for an on-site accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from Jan. 15 through 17, 2020.

Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until Dec. 24, 2019. "CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program" (CCNE, 2014, p.8).

Signed, written comments may be submitted to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Master of Science in Nursing

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.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

This online certification program provides the opportunity for nurses to augment an existing master’s degree by adding the knowledge and skills needed to function as a qualified nursing educator. Start classes in spring or fall. The four courses in this program also can apply toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Nursing Education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The D.N.P. is a practice-focused doctorate for nurses who desire a terminal degree with a clinical focus. The degree prepares advance practice nurses to function as experts and leaders in increasingly complex health-care settings. There are two levels of entry for the practice doctorate: post-B.S.N. and post-M.S.N. While an online educational program, the D.N.P. does require minimal campus visits.