LVN in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Arkansas

Around 1.3% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 944 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Arkansas' 25 LVN schools.

Top Schools

Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock, which is located in Little Rock, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock graduated 117 students from its LVN program. The tuition rate at Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock was $7,340 per year.

Northwest Technical Institute, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a LVN program. It is located in Springdale. 37 students graduated with certificate in LVN from Northwest Technical Institute in 2010. Northwest Technical Institute charged in-state students $2,321 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas with a LVN program is Arkansas Tech University, which is located in Russellville. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. 0 students graduated with certificate in LVN from Arkansas Tech University in 2010. The tuition rate at Arkansas Tech University was $4,804 per year.


Tuition at Arkansas' LVN schools ranges from $7,340 per year to $1,350 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,723 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arkansas LVN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock - located in Little Rock, students are charged $7,340 per year
  2. University of Arkansas at Monticello - located in Monticello, students are charged $4,990 per year
  3. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith - located in Fort Smith, students are charged $4,918 per year

The LVN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  1. Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute - located in Forrest City, students are charged $1,350 per year
  2. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  3. Rich Mountain Community College - located in Mena, students are charged $1,632 per year

A LVN certificate from an Arkansas school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LVN school in Arkansas go on to work as a licensed vocational nurse. In 2010, there were 12,010 licensed vocational nurses working in Arkansas. The largest populations of Arkansas licensed vocational nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 3,050 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Arkansas County - 1,660 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Clay County - 1,360 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed vocational nurses in Arkansas will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 14,110 licensed vocational nurses working in Arkansas.


A licensed vocational nurse in Arkansas earns $34,280 per year on average. But, salaries for licensed vocational nurses can vary. In 2010, licensed vocational nurses made as little as less than $24,290 per year or as much as more than $52,640 per year in Arkansas. The counties in Arkansas with the highest average salary for a licensed vocational nurse are:

  1. Benton County - $39,120 per year
  2. Faulkner County - $37,960 per year
  3. Garland County - $34,670 per year

The Arkansas counties with the lowest average salary for licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Cleveland County - $30,380 per year
  2. Clay County - $30,760 per year
  3. Cleburne County - $31,590 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in Arkansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,355 miles from location Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock AR 10.0983 n/a 10,255
6,402 miles from location Arkansas Tech University Russellville AR 28.9794 59% 8,814
6,471 miles from location University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith AR 20.0915 64% 7,335
6,332 miles from location Arkansas State University-Beebe Beebe AR 18.1395 n/a 4,491
6,403 miles from location National Park Community College Hot Springs National Park AR 11.3851 n/a 3,698
6,329 miles from location University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello AR 17.5467 n/a 3,479
6,397 miles from location North Arkansas College Harrison AR 13.2509 n/a 2,429
6,379 miles from location University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton Morrilton AR 9.28256 n/a 2,421
6,260 miles from location Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena AR 11.8746 n/a 2,282
6,278 miles from location Black River Technical College Pocahontas AR 11.1352 n/a 2,239
6,292 miles from location Arkansas State University-Newport Newport AR 8.12467 n/a 2,037
6,341 miles from location Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff AR 22.3461 83% 2,037
6,388 miles from location Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden AR 20.378 n/a 2,007
6,220 miles from location Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville AR 12.7566 n/a 1,914
6,379 miles from location South Arkansas Community College El Dorado AR 10.0626 n/a 1,772
6,316 miles from location University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville Batesville AR 12.9101 n/a 1,725
6,385 miles from location Ouachita Technical College Malvern AR 12.3999 n/a 1,610
6,358 miles from location Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Mountain Home AR 16.1404 n/a 1,517
6,431 miles from location University of Arkansas Community College-Hope Hope AR 14.369 n/a 1,474
6,475 miles from location Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen AR 10.4017 n/a 1,458
6,331 miles from location Ozarka College Melbourne AR 14.9537 n/a 1,364
6,465 miles from location Rich Mountain Community College Mena AR 9.84175 n/a 1,111
6,366 miles from location Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Little Rock AR 33.4734 70% 1,022
6,455 miles from location Northwest Technical Institute Springdale AR 30.9971 n/a 310
6,268 miles from location Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City AR 18.6705 n/a 228

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 12,010 $34,280 -2.7%

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