Online Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science Program in Nursing

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Offered by:
College of Education and Health Professions

Program at a Glance

  • 100 percent online  
  • Locally arranged clinical practicum hours with qualified preceptors
  • 39 credits non-thesis option;
    42 credits thesis option
  • Four semester full-time option; part-time option available
  • Summer start only
  • GRE required
  • Nationally accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)

Application Deadline

  • May 1
  • Applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited program of nursing and be licensed as a registered nurse by the beginning date of coursework

Estimated Cost

  • $409.94 Tuition
  • $2.70 Library Fee
  • $10.48 Network & Data Systems Fee
  • $30 Off-Campus fee
*Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2016 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Rebecca McCann

"My graduate degree has allowed me to be chosen by Washington Regional (Medical Center) as their new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit manager."

Rebecca McCann
Springdale, AR

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  1. Nurse Educator

    • Increase your professional influence to improve patient care through a career in nursing education in academic and clinical settings. You will be ready to:
    • Cultivate the next generation of nurses
    • Create professional development opportunities for experienced nurses
    • Continue your education at the doctoral level

  2. Nurse Executive Leader

    • Provide executive, educational and clinical leadership in a variety of health care settings
    • Uphold legal and ethical principles to promote quality, value-based professional practice
    • Provide visionary thinking and problem-solving for health care organizations at the executive level
    • Advocate for access to quality health care for diverse populations
    • Create the operational objectives, goals and strategies required to achieve strategic outcomes

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Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program
  • Current unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse
  • Completion of a basic health assessment course (academic or continuing education)
  • Completion of a basic-level statistics course with a grade of “C” or above
  • Basic computer and library skills including the use of electronic databases
  • Qualified applicants will be admitted on a space available basis

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs at the University of Arkansas are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Before planning on completing your internship/practicum/clinical in Colorado, please contact Jeremiah Wax ( as some limitations may apply.