University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is designed to prepare highly competent practitioners of nursing for professional careers in a dynamic healthcare environment. It also provides educational mobility and the foundation for graduate education in nursing. Graduates of the program possess the ability to:

  • ​Use the nursing process and critical thinking to promote, maintain, and restore the health of individuals and families throughout the lifespan
  • ​Evaluate the application of research findings to support evidence-based practice
  • ​Communicate effectively using interpersonal, written, and technological strategies
  • Integrate leadership and management skills in the provision of cost-effective quality health care
  • ​Individualize culturally and ethnically sensitive health promotion strategies with individuals, families, populations, and communities in a variety of settings
  • ​Model professional role development through nursing behaviors consistent with professional standards

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor Completion
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
    • Out of State Rate:
    • Fees Overview :

      Rates are an estimate, total costs may vary.

      • In State Tuition (per credit): $218.50
      • Out of State Tuition (per credit): $495.50
      • Semester Fees (per semester): $73
      • HS Program Fee (per credit): $25
    • International Students Accepted:
    • Accelerated Degree:


    Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including transfer credits.

    • Online program: 30 hours
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Completion of an ACEN accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program
    • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for all college course work
    • Completion of required prerequisites with grade “C” or higher
    • Have a current unencumbered RN license
    • Evidence of work experience or satisfactory completion of an RN refresher course

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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