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Leadership and Management

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Degree Details

This flexible degree program allows you to choose courses to suit your interests and the needs of your future career path.

View the detailed degree requirements PDF to see all courses included in the program.

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Nursing: B.S.N.

Through this innovative partnership—a dual-enrollment RN-to-BSN completer program—you will have the opportunity to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from Baptist Health College Little Rock and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ouachita Baptist University, all within four years. This program is based on Christian values and beliefs, nursing standards and nursing ethics to assist diverse students to provide holistic care and service locally and globally across the lifespan in structured and unstructured health care settings.

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DEGREE PHASES

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  

OPPORTUNITY & FLEXIBILITY

Leadership clinicals conducted in the senior semester can be conducted at the nursing student’s place of employment to allow for some flexibility in the student’s busy schedule.

Associations & honors societies

Students can become a member of the Student Nursing Association upon declaring nursing as a course of study. They will also have the opportunity to be invited into the most honored nursing honors society, Sigma Theta Tau.

Strategic & innovative courses

BSN courses are strategically located throughout the student’s course of study to strengthen upcoming nursing courses. The last 14 hours of the BSN program will be online, allowing the student greater flexibility to complete the program.

A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP

between leading institutions.

 

 


Answering nationwide calls for innovation in health care education and more baccalaureate-level nurses, this new degree pairs the strengths of Ouachita Baptist University with the strengths of Baptist Health College Little Rock. Ouachita is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college founded in 1886 with a mission of fostering a love of God and a love of learning. And Baptist Health College Little Rock is a recognized leader in health care education since 1920 and an integral part of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock and Baptist Health, the largest health care system in Arkansas.

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PATTERSON SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES

The Patterson School of Natural Sciences nurtures critical and creative thinking, an appreciation of the beauty and complexity of natural systems, the development of ethical codes, the ability to communicate effectively, and an understanding of the importance of service and leadership.

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