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

The Nursing Program Director with students in a lab.

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
  • Program is part time and can be completed in approximately 3 years
  • 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.
  • Fall and Spring semester 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?

  • Students can submit an application to the university at any time.
    • You must go online to apply to the University of Arkansas.
    • Applicants still needing prerequisites are encouraged to apply and complete them at the University of Arkansas; the majority are available in online format.
  • Admission to the nursing program is only in Spring and Fall semesters.
    • Spring start application deadline — Nov. 15.
    • Fall start application deadline — July 15.
    • Must meet all admission criteria to apply to the nursing program.
  • Verify that you meet all admission criteria on the Online Program page, such as Common Courses to Complete Before Applying.