Online RN to BSN Program

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Courses offered year-round

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Credit Hours


≈ Semesters to Complete

  • Flexible degree plans offering full-time and part-time enrollment
  • Evidence-based practice will guide the development of a quality improvement project in an area of the student’s interest. A student will collaborate with a mentor that reflects professional goals. This requires a total of 75 clinical hours.

Application Accepted Year Round

Accepting qualified students each:

  • Fall
  • Spring


Estimated Cost

Tuition / credit hour $298.22
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30
Practicum Course
(NURS 4092)
$145 x 2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

The field of nursing is changing. Are you ready?

The Institute of Medicine* in 2015 recommended that 80 percent of nurses in the United States hold a bachelor’s degree by 2020. Research published by Health Affairs in 2019 show hospitals with more nurses who earned BSNs produce better outcomes for patients after cardiac arrest.

Apply to our top-tier public research institution and earn a prestigious degree that will help you prepare for the future.

The RN to BSN online program from the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing is CCNE accredited and provides flexible degree plans for working nurses. Use your valuable practice experience as the foundation upon which you can build your knowledge and strengthen your analytical and critical reasoning.


What is the benefit of earning a BSN?

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  • Career advancement and mobility
  • Increased earning potential compared to diploma and associate nursing graduates
  • Establishes an academic foundation for graduate and/or doctoral studies
  • Strengthen analytical and clinical reasoning skills
  • Preparation for a broader scope of practice
  • Enhance understanding of social, cultural, political, and economic issues impacting the health care delivery and outcomes


Why Study at the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing?

  • EMSON’s BSN program is CCNE accredited
  • Program advisors are dedicated to student-centered learning and excellence in nursing education
  • Program graduates have the option to have their name engraved in the U of A Senior Walk

Molly Heath"I don’t think I would have been as successful in any other online RN to BSN program. … It’s just been a great experience.

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Molly Heath
Wynne, AR

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State Authorization

The RN to BSN program is designed to provide a bachelor’s degree pathway to individuals with a RN license. This program is not an initial licensure program.
The University of Arkansas RN to BSN program is approved by the following state boards of nursing to enroll students: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The program is currently not available to students residing in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, and Washington.