- The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing plays a role in the three objectives of the university: research, education, and service. The aim of Eleanor Mann School of Nursing is to enhance lives via nursing education and also motivate leadership in nursing practice and also academics to improve the overall healthiness of society.
- The training program of study has been created to emphasize one or more of these positions in each and every nursing course.
- Graduates of the training program meet the requirements to apply to sit and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensing as an RN. Individuals convicted of criminal offenses may not be qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination.
- The BSN degree is granted after successful completion of the nursing program.
About the school
- The University of Arkansas (UA) is a public, land-grant, co-educational, space-grant, Research Institution in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America.
- The Institution of Arkansas was established in the year 1871 on the location of a hilltop farm overlooking the Ozark Mountains, giving it the nickname “The Hill.”
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximate $20,560
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Conditional Admission to the Generic B.S.N. Program
Admission to the Generic B.S.N. program is limited. Conditional admission will be determined by the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing faculty. To be eligible to apply, students must have a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0. Admission requirements for the professional program of study are as follows:
- Nursing prerequisite GPA > 3.0 (GPA 4.0 X 7) – 28 points maximum
- Completion of 4 required science courses (see below) with at least a C grade in each. Points will be awarded as follows: 4 points for each course taken at the UA, and 4 points for 1st attempt As and 2 points for first attempt Bs – 32 points maximum
- CHEM 1073/CHEM 1071L Chemistry with Lab
- BIOL 2443/BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy with Lab
- BIOL 2213/BIOL 2211L Human Physiology with Lab
- BIOL 2013/BIOL 2011L Microbiology with Lab
- Admitted Honors Program students with 18 or more honors credit hours – 10 points
- Successful completion of required* nursing prerequisite courses (20 points for 75% completion of the required* nursing prerequisite courses at UA; 10 points for 50% required* nursing prerequisite courses at UA excluding electives) OR an additional degree completion: Bachelor’s degree 25 points ; Master’s degree 30 points.
- *Required nursing prerequisite courses include: English 6 credits, Mathematics/Statistics 6 credits, Sciences 16 credits, Fine Arts/Humanities 6 credits, U.S. History 3 credits, Social Sciences 9 credits, Pre-Nursing 6 credits.
- For students entering the University of Arkansas as freshmen, credits transferred in from high school dual enrollment or AP credit will be counted in the required nursing prerequisite courses at the UA.
Full Admission to the Generic B.S.N. Program
Full admission to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing is contingent upon meeting all the conditional requirements and successfully meeting the following requirements:
- All prerequisite coursework for a fall admission into the Professional Program of Study in Nursing must be completed by the end of the spring semester with the exception of the three pre-nursing courses (NURS 2012, NURS 2022, NURS 2032) which may be taken in the summer session prior to entering the program of study in nursing in the fall. All coursework for spring admission must be completed by the end of the fall semester prior to entering the Professional Program of Study in Nursing.
- Maintain the individual GPA that was present at the time of conditional admission. Any decrease in GPA is subject to review by the nursing school’s faculty.
- Proof of the following:
- CPR certification (American Heart Association Basic Certified Life Support and Automated Emergency Defibrillation CPR for Health Care Providers)
- Completed Hepatitis B vaccine with dates of each injection or immune titer. Three (3) HBV injections are needed. Students are required to have obtained HBV Injection 1 within two weeks of the beginning of the scheduled semester, followed by Injection 2 in one month, and Injection 3 within six months of Injection 1, in order to enter the clinical setting. A student who fails to obtain the complete series (3 injections), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established timeframe, will not be permitted to participate in patient care contact required in clinical experiences.
- Negative Tuberculin skin test or negative T-Spot test, if T-Spot is positive, a chest X-ray must be completed and updated yearly.
- Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT) required.
- Varicella required and (any other immunizations that may be required by clinical agencies)
- MMR required and (any other immunizations that may be required by clinical agencies)
- Health insurance: Students must submit proof of current coverage.
- Liability insurance is provided through an established student fee at the University of Arkansas.
- A criminal background check is required. Results will be reported to the college administration and school officials and any health-care facility in which the students are placed as part of the clinical education. An unsatisfactory background check result may lead to denial of admission to the nursing program. The criminal background check must be completed by prior to the first day of class.
- A negative drug screen is required within four weeks prior to entrance into the nursing program. Results are reported to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. A positive drug screen will lead to denial of admission to the nursing program. Student failure to submit to a drug screen, attempting to tamper with, contaminate, or switch a sample will result in the student not being admitted to the nursing program and will be referred to the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas.
Address: Fayetteville, AR 72701
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