University of Central Arkansas

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences



201 Donaghey Avenue

Conway, AR 72035

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate, M.S.N.-Nursing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing degree are prepared for advanced professional practice as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nurse practitioner (NP), have the foundation for doctoral study, and are prepared for life-long learning and continued professional development. Clinical nurse specialist graduates are also prepared as nurse educators (NE). Students in the CNS/NE program select a specialty area from among (1) Adult Medical-Surgical, (2) Community/Family Health, or (3) Adult Psychiatric Mental Health. The NP program focuses on primary health care; students select a specialty area from among (1) Adult, (2) Family, or (3) Psychiatric Mental Health. Graduates of both programs are academically qualified to take the appropriate American Nurses Credentialing Center advanced practice certification examination. Full-time and part-time schedules are available for both programs.


The UCA MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and appro

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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