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Online Nursing Schools in Arkansas

Nursing Schools in Arkansas offer students both online and campus based educational options. Arkansas nursing programs require students to participate in clinical work as well as in class or online studies. The clinical component required by nursing schools in Arkansas is arranged by the school and is most often conveniently located near a campus location or in the local vicinity for online nursing school students. So whether you live in Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, or somewhere else in Arkansas, there is a nursing program in Arkansas that will work for you.

Arkansas campus based colleges are heavily impacted and it’s common to be on a wait list for a nursing school and once accepted it is often hard to get into the classes due to the amount of students trying to take the same classes. Waiting to take that final microbiology course to graduate for an additional 6 months is common.  Learn more about becoming a Registered Nurse in Arkansas. There are multiple pathways to entering the nursing field including first becoming a CNA or LPN. Don't be discouraged with what you read about waitlists and the economy. If nursing is your passion then do everything in your power to make that happen. You'll find the resources you need here.

Arkansas Nursing Jobs and Salary Information

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected in 2005 that more than 3.1 million registered nurse jobs would be available by 2014. That would add more than 700,000 new jobs for nurses. Arkansas is no exception to this nursing shortage and the job outlook for nurses, especially with a BSN or another advanced degree, is very promising.

If other projections from the American Hospital Association hold true, the country could have a shortfall of 600,000 nurses by 2020, said Mike Meeks, vice president for Northwest Health System. This bodes well for nurses in Arkansas looking for work. Hospitals in Arkansas are offering more incentives to recruit new nurses to fill vacancies, including higher wages, flexible work schedules and some offering tuition reimbursement. Hospitals are not the only place for nurses to work. In Arkansas, home health companies are growing rapidly. Clinics in the more rural areas of Arkansas are also in dire need of nurses and the pay is very competitive in these areas.

One of the primary reasons there is such a large nursing shortage in Arkansas is the lack of faculty at nursing schools to accommodate the number of students needed to fill the registered nurse demand. If you are interested in teaching and already hold you BSN, the University of Phoenix offers a Master’s in Nursing Health Care Education as well a certificate in Health Care Education if you already hold a Master’s in Nursing.  These credentials will prepare you for a teaching position at one of the Arkansas Nursing Schools.  Again, Nursing faculty is greatly needed in Arkansas, consider the rewards and excitement you could generate for your profession by education young minds with a desire to become nurses.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) RN Licensure Programs Approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing

ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE-BLYTHEVILLE
(Formerly Mississippi County Community College)
Department of Nursing
P. O. Box 1109
Blytheville, AR 72316
EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Department of Nursing
1700 New Castle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335-9598
AR RURAL NURSING EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (ARNEC)
1558 Hwy. 371 West (P. O. Box 509)
Nashville, AR 71852

NATIONAL PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
(Formerly Garland County Community College)
Division of Nursing
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Nursing
P. O. Box 910
State University, AR 72467

OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72401
PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
of the University of Arkansas
Department of Nursing
P. O. Box 785
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE/BATESVILLE
LPN/LPTN-to-RN Program
P. O. Box 3350
Batesville, AR 72503
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COLLEGE
Nursing and Allied Health Technologies Division
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK
Department of Nursing
2801 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY
Department of Nursing
P. O. Box 9406
Magnolia, AR 71754-9406
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH
Carolyn McKelvey Moore School of Nursing
P. O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
Division of Nursing
LPN/LPTN-to-RN Program
P. O. Box 3606
Monticello, AR 71656-3606

ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING APPROVED BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS PREPARING FOR REGISTERED NURSE LICENSURE

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Nursing
P. O. Box 910
State University, AR 72467
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES
College of Nursing
4301 W. Markham, Slot 529
Little Rock, AR 72205
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Department of Nursing
Dean Hall
Russellville, AR 72801-2222
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
Division of Nursing
P. O. Box 3606
Monticello, AR 71656-3606
HARDING UNIVERSITY
College of Nursing
Box 12265
Searcy, AR 72149-0001
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF
Department of Nursing
1200 University Drive, Slot 4973
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY
Department of Nursing (BSN completion only)
300 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71754-9406

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
Department of Nursing
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH
Carolyn McKelvey Moore School of Nursing
P. O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, AR 72913

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
217 Ozark Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701

 

 

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