MSN Degree Programs Offered in Arkansas

Master's in Nursing programs are a registered nurse's pathway to advanced career opportunities in nursing including nurse practitioner, nurse midwives, faculty at nursing schools, clinical nurse specialists, nurse leaders and many other exciting areas. MSN programs are also the step required before doctoral programs. The doctoral degree has become a standard for nursing faculty members at most 4 year colleges and by 2015 nurse practitioners will be required to have a doctoral level education or DNP.

A master's program will take a baccalaureate educated nurse around 12 months to complete. Clinical sites are often arranged by a faculty member to be completed in the student's local geography.

Online MSN Programs Offered in Arkansas

The majority of nursing master's programs are now offered in the online format to accommodate working nurses. Online MSN programs also provide for a flexible schedule that allows nurses to earn their master's in as little as 12 months or longer for those that need more time. Research the online programs and campus based programs below to find one that meets your personal and professional needs.

According to the Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey, MSN educated nurses in the southern states earned annual salaries of between $61,000 and over $66,000. Advanced practice nurses, such as NPs and Nurse anesthetists earned more.

Schools Based in Arkansas Offering MSN Programs

University of Central Arkansas

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited. Most courses are offered online in each major.

Programs Offered: MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN - Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator Certificate

  • University of Central Arkansas
    201 Donaghey Ave.
    Conway, AR 72035
    PH: 501-450-5000

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The MSN programs offered at UAMS are CCNE and NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN Adult Acute Care NP, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN Family Psych-Mental Health NP, MSN Gerontological NP, MSN Nurse Educator, MSN Pediatric NP, MSN Women's Health, MSN Nursing Administration

  • UAMS College of Nursing
    4301 W. Markham Street, # 529
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    Ph: 501-686-5374

University of Arkansas

Programs Offered: Online Master's of Science in Nursing

  • University of Arkansas Global Campus
    2 East Center Street
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    PH: 800-952-1165

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