Nursing Schools In Arkansas

Nursing classes faculty can choose to work at one of 29 accredited nursing schools in Arkansas. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of nursing and nursing training in Arkansas, which includes nursing training at the following levels:

  • Nursing Certificate
  • Associates degree in Nursing
  • Bachelors degree in Nursing
  • Masters degree in Nursing
  • PhD degree in Nursing


Schools

  1. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

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  2. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    4301 W Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199

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  3. University of Arkansas

    Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

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  5. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

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  6. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

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  7. University of Arkansas at Monticello

    Highway 425 South, Monticello, Arkansas 71656

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  8. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock

    11900 Col Glenn Rd Ste 1000, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210-2820

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  9. Black River Technical College

    1410 Hwy 304 East, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455

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  10. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

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  11. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

    183 College Drive, De Queen, Arkansas 71832

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  12. East Arkansas Community College

    1700 Newcastle Rd, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335

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  13. National Park Community College

    101 College Dr, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

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  14. University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

    2005 White Drive, Batesville, Arkansas 72503-3350

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  15. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

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  16. Henderson State University

    1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001

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  17. Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

    1600 West 40th St, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603

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  18. Arkansas Northeastern College

    2501 S Division, Blytheville, Arkansas 72316-1109

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  19. North Arkansas College

    1515 Pioneer Dr, Harrison, Arkansas 72601-5508

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  20. Ouachita Technical College

    One College Cir, Malvern, Arkansas 72104-0816

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  21. Ozarka College

    218 College Dr, Melbourne, Arkansas 72556-0010

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  22. University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

    1537 University Blvd., Morrilton, Arkansas 72110

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  23. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

    1000 Campus Drive, Helena, Arkansas 72342-0785

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  24. Southeast Arkansas College

    1900 Hazel St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603

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  25. South Arkansas Community College

    300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010

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  26. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

    100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753

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  27. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

    5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649

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  28. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

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  29. Arkansas State University-Newport

    7648 Victory Blvd, Newport, Arkansas 72112

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Nursing Employment

Arkansas 56,570
National 5,150,780

Approximately 1% of the country's nursing professionals work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Nursing professionals In Arkansas

52,270 52,300 54,340 54,370 56,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, the field of nursing is growing. There were 4,300 more nursing professionals working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arkansas, this field has grown by 8% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for nursing professionals which shows a 7% increase in the number of nursing professionals working around the nation.

Nursing VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$58,452 $53,620 $54,674 $52,092 $37,844
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nursing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nursing professionals is growing, the salaries paid to nursing professionals are decreasing in Arkansas. Nursing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,452 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $37,844 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Nursing professionals in Arkansas

10th percentile
$25,212
25th percentile
$29,926
50th percentile
$36,062
75th percentile
$43,190
90th percentile
$51,292

This represents a decline in salaries of 54%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 103% pay differential between the highest paid nursing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nursing in Arkansas.

Average Salaries for Nursing professionals and related professions in Arkansas

BSN
$56,500
Forensic Nursing
$38,765
Gerontology
$45,222
Nursing
$37,844
RN to BSN
$56,500

In Arkansas, nursing professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Nursing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas

associate
20
bachelor
12
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
45
Total84

As the number of nursing professionals is increasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 29 accredited nursing schools in Arkansas state is also increasing. In 2006, 331 students graduated from nursing courses in Arkansas. And in 2010, 4,193 students graduated.

This represents a 1167% increase in the number of nursing degree or certificate school graduates in Arkansas state. A majority of these graduates, or 54%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in nursing.

Nursing Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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