This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp
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You’ll earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ouachita and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from Baptist Health College Little Rock, all in four years. You also can add a third degree – a B.A. in international missions, Spanish or biology – with only one additional year of study.
View the detailed degree requirements PDF to see all courses included in the program.
Are you already a licensed RN? Learn more about Ouachita’s fully online RN-to-BSN completion program.
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Ouachita’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree consists of three distinct phases:
- Phase 1, residency on Ouachita’s campus (minimum 4 semesters but easily extendable should you choose to pursue an additional major);
- Phase 2, continued enrollment through Ouachita Online along with pre-licensure theory, laboratory and clinical experiences at Baptist Health College Little Rock (3 semesters); and
- Phase 3, completion of BSN requirements through Ouachita Online (1 semester).
You’ll be a full-time Ouachita student throughout all three phases, while dually-enrolled at Baptist Health College in Phase 2. After successful completion of all requirements at BHCLR, you may apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Once you’ve passed the NCLEX, you’ll be eligible to complete your BSN requirements in Phase 3.
"The dual degree RN-to-BSN completer program is a unique program that allows the student to gain an affordable and excellent nursing education. The benefit of this program is that is allows the student the opportunity to begin work as a registered nurse sooner than a traditional 4-year BSN program."
Dr. Brenda Trigg
Ouachita Director of Nursing
INNOVATION & FLEXIBILITY
BSN courses are strategically planned throughout your course of study to build skills and knowledge that will be reinforced in the clinical setting. Leadership clinicals conducted in the senior semester can be conducted at the nursing student’s place of employment to allow for flexibility in your busy schedule.
ASSOCIATIONS & HONORS
You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from social and professional resources offered by national nursing organizations. Students can join Student Nursing Association upon declaring nursing as a course of study. You also may be invited into the most honored nursing honors society, Sigma Theta Tau.
TRAIN FOR PASSIONATE SERVICE
At Ouachita, you can pursue an additional B.A. degree in international missions, Spanish or biology with only one more year of study. These specialized degree programs are curated to prepare our nursing students for lives of extroardinary service, following their passions for medical missions, multicultural clinics and more.
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