How is it in UALR's program? I'm a former science teacher in the Little Rock School District who is changing careers. Right now, I am doing work as a CNA, and I am making preparations to attend PTC and obtain a practical nursing license. Like many other career-changers, seeking a BSN would require almost 4 years, and quite frankly, I'm tired of working two or more jobs as a CNA. Becoming a LPN first would allow me to jump right into the nursing field and get my feet wet, and consequently make more of an income compared to what I bring in now as a CNA. I thought about appyling for UALR's ADN program, but I thought it would be too much working 11-7 Monday through Friday while also in class. I could do it for a year maybe, but not two years.
A side note for the other career changer, if you can get a RN license through BHSLR or UACCM, UAMS has a program specifically made for us with a BS in another field. We just need to get a RN license, take a couple prepreqs, and enter their MSN program. I personally think it's a waste of time and money to get an additional bachelor's degree. UAMS is the only school in the state that I am aware of that has this special track to a Master's of Science in Nursing available for folks like us.