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Registered Nursing - Traditional Track leading to an Associate of Applied Science

Registered Nursing

Registered nurses provide and direct others in the provision of nursing care to patients in acute care settings and a variety of other healthcare agencies. RNs work closely with physicians and other members of the healthcare team.

The RN Traditional Track offers two options designed to serve a variety of students with diverse educational backgrounds. In addition, we also coordinate with Arkansas Tech University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville so that graduates can seamlessly complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


Fun Facts

  • The School of Nursing was the first program at BHCLR with five graduates in 1921.
  • The RN Traditional Track accepts two cohorts each year, a January start and a July start.
  • Most instructional weeks are four days per week.
  • For January entry, the admissions review cycle is October 1-December 1.
  • For July entry, the admissions review cycle is April 1-June 1.
  • RN Traditional Track

    The Traditional Track offers two options depending on the applicant’s college experience, particularly in the sciences.

    Applicants who have completed seven of the nine required college courses are eligible to enter the Freshman Semester of Nursing in the Traditional Track.

    Applicants who have completed four of the nine required college courses are eligible to enter the General Education Prep Semester of Nursing in the Traditional Track. The general education course(s) are offered through University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) and are located on the BHCLR campus. Students who are accepted and successfully complete the general education courses in one semester will automatically progress to the Freshman Semester of Nursing.


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    Please note that admissions requirements are changing for July 2019 and are listed below
                                           the 2018 and January 2019 requirements.

    Admission Requirements: January 2018, July 2018 and January 2019

    • An ACT composite score of 19 or better is preferred and must be less than ten years old. A minimum of 16 in each ACT subset is required with completion of any required developmental education to be eligible for admission.
    • To be eligible to enter as a freshman, seven of the nine general education courses must be completed with a C or above and include Composition I, College Algebra, and three required laboratory science courses. These courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application.
    • To be eligible to enter as a general education prep student, four of the nine general education courses must be completed with a C or above to begin the program of study and include Composition I, College Algebra, and one required laboratory science course. These courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application.
    • Computer Concepts (3 hrs) ACTS: CPSI 1003
    • Applicants must be a high school graduate or hold a GED and official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
    • Official transcripts are required from all attended institutions.

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    RN-Traditional Admissions Checklist

    UA-PTC

    Admission Requirements: July 2019 and Forward

    Selection of students is based on a competitive review of the applicant’s entrance exam scores, GPA in required science courses, number of required college courses completed at the time of application and academic history in collegiate and nursing study.

    Seven college courses are required to begin the program of study. These courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application.

    • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Laboratory (8 credit hours)
    • Chemistry with Laboratory (4 credit hours)
    • Microbiology with Laboratory (4 credit hours)
    • English Composition I & II (6 credit hours)
    • College Algebra (3 credit hours)

    Two college courses are required to progress through the program of study. These courses may be completed during the program but it is preferred that the courses are completed at the time of application.

    • Computer Concepts (3 credit hours)
    • Psychology (3 credit hours)

    All required college courses must be completed with a C or above. Applicants needing general education are referred to UA-PTC. All applicants must also be a high school graduate / GED. Official transcripts are required from all attended institutions.

    Applicants are reviewed in an admissions review cycle and are encouraged to complete files early in the review cycle.

    • For January entry, the admissions review cycle is October 1 – December 1.
    • For July entry, the admissions review cycle is April 1 – June 1.

    Required College Courses for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing

    The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) is a postsecondary education resource service that provides comparable course information to facilitate student transfer within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Where available, ACTS course numbers are included. See Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) transfer student information for more information.

    Credit by Exam Information for BHCLR (CLEP, AP and PLA)

    General Education for the AAS                                                                                                     Credit Hours

  • ENGL1013
  • English Composition I 3
  • ENGL1023
  • English Composition II 3
  • MATH 1103
  • College Algebra 3
  • CPSI 1003
  • Computer Concepts 3
  • PYSC 1103
  • Psychology 3
  • BIOL 2404
  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 4
  • BIOL 2414
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 4
  • BIOL 2004
  • Microbiology with Lab 4
  • CHEM 1214 or 1414
  • Chemistry with Lab 4

    TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS                                                                                               31