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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Arkansas


Each year, approximately 2.6% of Arkansas graduates receive degrees in nursing. Thus, Arkansas' 29 RN schools put out approximately 1,916 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas with a RN program is Harding University, which is located in Searcy. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. 27 students graduated with a degree in RN from Harding University in 2010. Harding University charged in-state students $14,040 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a RN program is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Jonesboro. 243 students graduated with degree in RN from Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Arkansas State University-Main Campus paid $6,640 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas with a RN program is University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which is located in Pine Bluff. In 2010, it was ranked 50th nationwide. Students at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff paid $5,033 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arkansas' RN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,869 per year, though tuition can range from $14,040 per year to $1,536 per year. The Arkansas RN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Harding University - located in Searcy, students are charged $14,040 per year
  2. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock - located in Little Rock, students are charged $7,340 per year
  3. University of Central Arkansas - located in Conway, students are charged $6,908 per year

The following Arkansas RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  2. Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year
  3. University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville - located in Batesville, students are charged $1,772 per year

A RN degree from an Arkansas school... what next?

A large number of Arkansas RN graduates become registered nurses. If you decide to work as a registered nurse in Arkansas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 23,730 Arkansas registered nurses as of 2010. The largest populations of Arkansas registered nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 9,450 registered nurses
  2. Benton County - 3,060 registered nurses
  3. Crawford County - 1,990 registered nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of registered nurses is expected to grow by 27% by 2018. There are projected to be 30,040 registered nurses working in the Arkansas then.

Salary

A registered nurse in Arkansas makes an average of $56,500 per year. In 2010, however, some Arkansas registered nurses earned as little as less than $32,750 per year or as much as more than $90,570 per year. The following counties in Arkansas have the highest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Garland County - $72,360 per year
  2. Faulkner County - $60,550 per year
  3. Craighead County - $54,870 per year

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

  1. Baxter County - $48,170 per year
  2. Crawford County - $49,430 per year
  3. Arkansas County - $49,940 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 forensic nursing.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Arkansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Arkansas
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Arkansas
  • Certificate in Nursing in Arkansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,458 miles from location University of Arkansas Fayetteville AR 36.0603 43% 19,849
6,358 miles from location University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock AR 15.6268 n/a 13,132
6,263 miles from location Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro AR 57.8251 55% 12,156
6,364 miles from location University of Central Arkansas Conway AR 28.4857 62% 11,781
6,402 miles from location Arkansas Tech University Russellville AR 28.9794 59% 8,814
6,457 miles from location NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville AR 12.1506 n/a 8,006
6,471 miles from location University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith AR 20.0915 64% 7,335
6,322 miles from location Harding University Searcy AR 67.3519 67% 6,484
6,339 miles from location University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff AR 50.0243 62% 3,792
6,403 miles from location National Park Community College Hot Springs National Park AR 11.3851 n/a 3,698
6,400 miles from location Henderson State University Arkadelphia AR 27.248 100% 3,567
6,329 miles from location University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello AR 17.5467 n/a 3,479
6,412 miles from location Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia AR 22.0736 41% 3,226
6,357 miles from location University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock AR 2.24616 n/a 2,774
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
6,220 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
6,268 miles from location East Arkansas Community College Forrest City AR 8.09029 n/a 1,530
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
6,366 miles from location Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Little Rock AR 33.4734 70% 1,022
6,340 miles from location Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Pine Bluff AR 38.6699 100% 70
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses + 23,730 $56,500 17.2%
 

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