UAMS Nursing School

The College of Nursing of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is located at Little Rock, AR and was founded in March, 1953 as an independent professional school of the University. The establishment of the school was in response to the keen demand of the people of Arkansas for skilled nurses and to prepare new nurses by offering quality nursing education for the profession of nursing.


The primary Mission of UAMS is to provide excellence in nursing education that combine both graduate and undergraduate, research and by providing service to university, profession, and society.

UAMS Nursing School started offering first baccalaureate program in 1953, the same year the school was founded. The school had an unified curriculum that combined both professional instruction and general education through a University setting. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.

UAMS also started offering graduate program in 1971. This program lead to a MSN Degree and the programs was based upon baccalaureate education that prepares a student for advance practice learning.

The college of nursing aims to advance the nursing education through scholarship research that is offered to advance educating students, who can convert the research into practice.
The curriculum of The College of Nursing of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is based on the concept of Person, Environment, Health and Nursing, and sub concepts of health patterns, development, communication, critical thinking, ethics, and role development.

The UAMS is accredited and a member of The Higher Learning Commission. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing has offered approval to school’s baccalaureate and master’s programs. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has offered accreditation to the baccalaureate and master’s programs of the College.

The school also offers various types of education and research scholarships and funds to the deserving and qualified students. Various types of funds that are available to the students include:

College of Nursing Endowed / Named Scholarsh

Full Tuition Endowed Scholarships

Arkansas Graduate Nursing Education Student Loan and Scholarship Program

David L. Johnston Scholarshi

Professional Nurse Traineeship funds

UAMS Medical Center Nurse Recruitment


College of Nursing
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham Street, # 529 Little Rock, AR 72205
Ph (501) 686-5374 Fax (501) 686-8350

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