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Nursing Schools in Arkansas

There are 37 Arkansas schools offering nursing programs. In 2010, 4,397 students graduated from programs at Arkansas nursing schools. 2,674 of all these students graduated with certificates and 835 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 3,939 students graduate from programs in Arkansas in nursing every year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from nursing programs. Out of those, 2,674 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 835 with a degree at the associate's level, 710 with a bachelor's level degree, 173 with a degree at the master's level, and five with a degree at the doctorate level.

37 nursing schools are in Arkansas. Of these, 34 schools are public, while three schools are private. Public nursing school tuition varies from $4,804 to $6,908, while tuitions at a private nursing school are $14,040.

Average tuition for nursing programs is $6,905. While the lowest tuition in Arkansas, which is $4,804 every year, is at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the highest tuition for nursing programs, which is $14,040 each year, is at Harding University.

Nursing schools in Arkansas offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Nursing Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

On average, 3,939 students graduate from programs in Arkansas in nursing every year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from nursing programs. Out of those, 2,674 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 835 with a degree at the associate's level, 710 with a bachelor's level degree, 173 with a degree at the master's level, and five with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nursing Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1274
  • Certificate 2007: 1587
  • Certificate 2008: 1991
  • Certificate 2009: 2424
  • Certificate 2010: 2674
  • Associate 2006: 606
  • Associate 2007: 721
  • Associate 2008: 782
  • Associate 2009: 803
  • Associate 2010: 835
  • Bachelor 2006: 487
  • Bachelor 2007: 567
  • Bachelor 2008: 565
  • Bachelor 2009: 649
  • Bachelor 2010: 710
  • Master 2006: 102
  • Master 2007: 111
  • Master 2008: 143
  • Master 2009: 147
  • Master 2010: 173
  • Doctorate 2006: 2
  • Doctorate 2007: 7
  • Doctorate 2008: 1
  • Doctorate 2009: 7
  • Doctorate 2010: 5

Nursing Program Availability in Arkansas

Schools in this state offer a total of 88 programs in nursing. Of these programs, approximately 56.8% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Nursing Program Availability in Arkansas

  • Certificate: 50
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 11
  • Master: 6
  • Doctorate: 1

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22700
  • 25th Percentile: 27980
  • Median: 32150
  • 75th Percentile: 46590
  • 90th Percentile: 73140

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25920
  • 25th Percentile: 29370
  • Median: 34040
  • 75th Percentile: 38660
  • 90th Percentile: 44250

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37910
  • 25th Percentile: 43620
  • Median: 52580
  • 75th Percentile: 63110
  • 90th Percentile: 74600

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37630
  • 25th Percentile: 45290
  • Median: 59210
  • 75th Percentile: 77610
  • 90th Percentile: 95990

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29640
  • Median Salary 2007: 30040
  • Median Salary 2008: 29130
  • Median Salary 2009: 27510
  • Median Salary 2010: 32150
  • Total Employed 2006: 120
  • Total Employed 2007: 430
  • Total Employed 2008: 270
  • Total Employed 2009: 300
  • Total Employed 2010: 240

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30620
  • Median Salary 2007: 31580
  • Median Salary 2008: 32610
  • Median Salary 2009: 33280
  • Median Salary 2010: 34040
  • Total Employed 2006: 12320
  • Total Employed 2007: 11710
  • Total Employed 2008: 11760
  • Total Employed 2009: 11590
  • Total Employed 2010: 12010

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49130
  • Median Salary 2007: 50260
  • Median Salary 2008: 51540
  • Median Salary 2009: 52210
  • Median Salary 2010: 52580
  • Total Employed 2006: 21020
  • Total Employed 2007: 21920
  • Total Employed 2008: 23000
  • Total Employed 2009: 23050
  • Total Employed 2010: 23730

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 56490
  • Median Salary 2007: 58790
  • Median Salary 2008: 57390
  • Median Salary 2009: 58340
  • Median Salary 2010: 59210
  • Total Employed 2006: 1800
  • Total Employed 2007: 2040
  • Total Employed 2008: 2330
  • Total Employed 2009: 2740
  • Total Employed 2010: 2310

Arkansas vs National Nursing Employment

Arkansas vs National Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Arkansas: 0.973% (38290)

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1. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

One College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712-5091
(479) 636-9222

NorthWest Arkansas Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Bentonville, AR and it offers one nursing program. It is a public 2-year institution.

2. Southeast Arkansas College

1900 Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 543-5900

Southeast Arkansas College, which is 1.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pine Bluff, AR. It offers three programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in nursing by it and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

3. East Arkansas Community College

1700 Newcastle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335
(870) 633-4480x208

East Arkansas Community College, which is very close to Forrest City, Arkansas, is in a rural setting and it offers one nursing program. Overall, 1,505 students pursue degrees in 48 programs at this small college. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

4. Ouachita Technical College

One College Cir
Malvern, AR 72104-0816
(501) 337-5000x1100

Ouachita Technical College is located in town of Malvern, Arkansas. It offers three nursing programs. Of those, it offers two certificates in nursing to students and one associate's level nursing degree. It is one of 4 technical colleges in Arkansas.

5. Pulaski Technical College

3000 W Scenic Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72118-3347
(501) 812-2200

Pulaski Technical College, which is near the center of the city, is located in North Little Rock, AR. This school offers two nursing programs. This school offers students two nursing certificates. 11,199 students seek degrees in 64 Pulaski Technical College programs, overall.

6. Ozarka College

218 College Dr
Melbourne, AR 72556-0010
(870) 368-7371

Ozarka College is located in Melbourne, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers three nursing programs. Of those, this public school offers two certificates in nursing to students and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This school is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Arkansas.

7. Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 508-6100

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home offers two nursing programs. Students are offered two certificates in nursing by it. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute

1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335-0925
(870) 633-5411

Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute is located in Forrest City, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers two programs in nursing. This vocational school offers two certificates in nursing to students. It is a public institution.

9. The Baptist Health Schools - Little Rock

11900 Col Glenn Rd Ste 1000
Little Rock, AR 72210-2820
(501) 202-6200

The Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock offers two nursing programs. It offers students two certificates in nursing. This school is 7.0 miles from the center of the city. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing programs.

10. Rich Mountain Community College

1100 College Dr
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-7622

Rich Mountain Community College is in Mena, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in nursing. This community college offers two nursing certificates to students. 1,116 students seek degrees in 25 programs at this community college, overall.

11. The University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville

2005 White Drive
Batesville, AR 72503-3350
(870) 612-2000

The University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, students are offered two nursing certificates by it and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This community college, which is very close to Batesville, Arkansas, is in a rural area. 1,705 students seek degrees in 31 University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville programs, overall.

12. Arkansas State University - Beebe

1000 Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012-1000
(501) 882-3600

Arkansas State University-Beebe offers two programs in nursing. Students are offered two certificates in nursing by it. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. This college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

13. Arkansas Northeastern College

2501 S Division
Blytheville, AR 72316-1109
(870) 762-1020x1114

Arkansas Northeastern College is located in town of Blytheville, Arkansas. This school offers three programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered two certificates in nursing by this school and one associate's level degree in nursing. This school is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Arkansas.

14. The University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton

1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 977-2000

The University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton offers three programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers students two nursing certificates and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

15. Mid-South Community College

2000 W. Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301-3829
(870) 733-6722

Mid-South Community College is in the suburbs of West Memphis, Arkansas and it offers one program in nursing. 2,340 students seek degrees in 27 Mid-South Community College programs, overall.

16. The Northwest Technical Institute

709 S Old Missouri Rd
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 751-8824x0

The Northwest Technical Institute, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Springdale, AR and it offers one nursing program. It is a public institution.

17. The Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

1600 West 40th St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 541-7850

The Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing offers one program in nursing and this school, which is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Pine Bluff, AR. 56 students pursue degrees in one program at this nursing school, overall.

18. North Arkansas College

1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR 72601-5508
(870) 743-3000

North Arkansas College offers three nursing programs. More specifically, this college offers two nursing certificates to students and one associate's level nursing degree. This small college is located in town of Harrison, Arkansas. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas.

19. Arkansas State University - Newport

7648 Victory Blvd
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 512-7800

Arkansas State University-Newport offers three nursing programs. More specifically, students are offered two nursing certificates by this school and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This school, which is only a few miles from Newport, is in a rural area. Overall, 2,102 students pursue degrees in 40 Arkansas State University-Newport programs. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

20. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832
(870) 584-4471

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is in De Queen, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two nursing programs. Specifically, CCCUA offers one nursing certificate to students and one associate's level nursing degree. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas.

21. Southern Arkansas University Tech

100 Carr Road
Camden, AR 71701-1906
(870) 574-4500

Southern Arkansas University Tech is located in town of Camden, Arkansas. It offers two programs in nursing. It offers students two nursing certificates. Overall, 1,851 students seek degrees in 50 programs at this school.

22. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342-0785
(870) 338-6474

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is located in town of Helena, Arkansas. It offers three nursing programs. Out of those, it offers two certificates in nursing to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. 2,155 students seek degrees in 43 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas programs, overall.

23. National Park Community College

101 College Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 760-4222

National Park Community College offers three nursing programs. Out of those, it offers two nursing certificates to students and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This college, which is very close to Hot Springs, Arkansas, is in a rural area. 3,850 students seek degrees in 49 National Park Community College programs, overall.

24. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

1200 N University Mail Slot 4789
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 575-8000

Founded in 1873, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a historically black, public, 4-year, research institution. This university, which is near the center of the city, is in Pine Bluff, AR. It is the the fourth oldest and the 14th largest institution in the state of Arkansas. UAPB is one of several campuses. This university offers students four certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 40 bachelors level degrees, and 11 masters level degrees. 3,428 students sought degrees from the 48 programs at UAPB in 2010. This medium-sized university offers subjects including forensic accounting and criminal justice. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits UAPB. UAPB is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas.

25. The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
(479) 788-7000

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is near the heart of downtown. UAFS offers three programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one nursing certificate by it, one nursing degree at the associate's level, and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. UAFS is a public, 4-year, research institution.

26. Arkansas Tech University

Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801-2222
(479) 968-0389

Arkansas Tech University offers four nursing programs. Specifically, it offers students two certificates in nursing, one bachelor's level nursing degree, and one degree at the master's level in nursing. Tech is in town of Russellville, Arkansas. This university is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. This university is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in nursing.

27. The University of Arkansas Community College - Hope

2500 S Main
Hope, AR 71802-0140
(870) 777-5722

The University of Arkansas Community College-Hope offers two nursing programs. It offers students two nursing certificates. 1,557 students seek degrees in 36 University of Arkansas Community College-Hope programs, overall.

28. Black River Technical College

1410 Hwy 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 248-4000

Black River Technical College offers three nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered two nursing certificates by it and one associate's level degree in nursing. This school, which is very close to Pocahontas, Arkansas, is in a rural area. 2,508 students seek degrees in 40 Black River Technical College programs, overall.

29. The University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72035-0001
(501) 450-5000

The University of Central Arkansas offers three programs in nursing. Of those, it offers one certificate in nursing to students, one nursing degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level nursing degree. UCA is in Conway, AR. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

30. Arkansas State University

2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-2100

Arkansas State University, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is in Jonesboro, AR. It offers four nursing programs. Specifically, ASU offers students one associate's level degree in nursing, one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing, and two master's level nursing degrees. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing programs.

31. Harding University

915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-4000

Harding University is located in town of Searcy, Arkansas and Harding offers one program in nursing. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

32. South Arkansas Community College

300 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71731-7010
(870) 862-8131

South Arkansas Community College offers three programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers two nursing certificates to students and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This community college is in El Dorado, AR. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

33. The University of Arkansas

Administration Bldg 425
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-2000

The University of Arkansas, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Fayetteville, AR. It offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, this university offers students one bachelor's level nursing degree and one nursing degree at the master's level. UALR is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

34. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3000

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 3.3 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two nursing programs. Of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in nursing by it and one nursing degree at the bachelor's level. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, UALR ranks third in the state of Arkansas.

35. The University of Arkansas at Monticello

Highway 425 South
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 367-6811

The University of Arkansas at Monticello offers four nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in nursing by it, one degree at the associate's level in nursing, and one nursing degree at the bachelor's level. This university is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

36. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 W Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
(501) 296-1275

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which is near the center of the city, is located in Little Rock, AR. This university offers three programs in nursing. Of those, this university offers one bachelor's level nursing degree to students, one master's level nursing degree, and one degree at the doctorate level in nursing. It is the only institutions with a medical school in Arkansas. In terms of programs, this university is the second largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

37. Henderson State University

1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
(870) 230-5000

Henderson State University offers one nursing program and HSU is in Arkadelphia, AR. Overall, 3,708 students seek degrees in 53 HSU programs. Henderson is the fourth largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

38. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 235-4000

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, SAU offers students one associate's level nursing degree and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. This public university is located in Magnolia, AR. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

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