Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
University of Arkansas

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from University of Arkansas provides the opportunity for registered nurses with an associate's degree or diploma to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Contribute leadership to health care systems, in professional organizations, and inter-professional teams to promote quality improvement and patient safety
  • ​Design, deliver and evaluate evidence-based patient-centered care across the lifespan and the health-illness continuum
  • ​Demonstrate skill using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice
  • ​Use knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments to advocate for quality health care
  • ​Use effective professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based care to individuals, families, and communities as part of an inter-professional team
  • ​Design, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based health promotion/health protection interventions and programs
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for behaviors that reflect professional standards for moral, ethical, and legal conduct
  • ​Conduct comprehensive and focused physical, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic, and environmental assessments of health and illness using developmentally appropriate approaches


This bachelor completion program requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Online nursing curriculum: 29 credits
  • Must be admitted to the university
  • Complete R.N. to B.S.N. Online Program application with supporting R.N. licensure documentation and practice experience verification
  • Complete pre-admission advising with pre-nursing academic advisor to evaluate general education requirements
  • Graduation from an NLNAC/ACEN-accredited nursing program (Graduates from non NLN-AC/ACEN-accredited nursing programs will be evaluated for admission on an individual basis.)
  • Verification and maintenance of, unencumbered licensure to practice as a R.N. in Arkansas and/or any other state

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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