L.P.N. to B.S.N. Online

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L.P.N to B.S.N Online Program

The L.P.N. to B.S.N. online 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 of nurses as well as their career advancement opportunities.

Catalog: Overview

Catalog: Requirements

For more information or if you have questions, contact us at 479-575-6640 or OnlineRN@uark.edu.

Features of the Program

  • Courses taught by full-time faculty members
  • Program totally online; no campus visit required
  • Can be completed in two to three years (6-8 semester plans available)
  • All practicum courses can be completed in the student's own geographic area using a preceptor model
  • Most didactic courses are delivered over 8 weeks, and practicum courses are delivered over a full semester. Course lengths in the summer terms are 8 to 10 weeks.
  • Rolling admission with Fall and Spring starts available for qualified applicants

Program Learning Outcomes

The goal of the B.S.N. program is to prepare graduates to provide culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to clients through the roles of caregiver, teacher and manager in a variety of settings.

  1. Contribute leadership to promote quality care and patient safety
  2. Integrate evolving knowledge into clinical nursing practice
  3. Demonstrate skill in utilizing healthcare technology and information systems
  4. Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments to advocate for quality health care
  5. Collaborate with inter-professional teams to improve healthcare outcomes
  6. Provide health protection and promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention to individuals, families and populations
  7. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice
  8. Adapt nursing care to meet the needs of patients across the lifespan and healthcare continuum, respecting variations in populations, environments and access to care

Important Information

Interested in applying to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing L.P.N. - B.S.N. Online Program?

  • The program accepts applications at any time.
  • Admission to the program is only in Spring and Fall.
  • Verify that you meet all admission criteria on the Online Program page, such as Common Courses to Complete Before Applying.
  • Applicants still needing prerequisites are encouraged to apply and complete them at the U of Al; the majority are available in the online format.
  • You must go online to apply to the University of Arkansas.