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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Arkansas

Approximately 2.6% of graduates in of Arkansas receive forensic nursing degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,916 forensic nurses graduate from Arkansas' 29 forensic nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a forensic nursing program is Harding University. Harding University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Searcy. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Harding University's forensic nursing program. Tuition at Harding University was $14,040 per year.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which is located in Jonesboro, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. 243 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.

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


Tuition at Arkansas' forensic nursing schools ranges from $14,040 per year to $1,536 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,869 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arkansas forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 forensic nursing schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  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 forensic nursing degree from an Arkansas school... what next?

The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in Arkansas pursue careers as a forensic nurse. 180 forensic nurses were working in Arkansas in 2010. The Arkansas counties with the largest populations of forensic nurses are:

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of forensic nurses in the state of Arkansas will grow to 320. This would require a 15% growth in the profession.


A forensic nurse in Arkansas makes an average of $0 per year. But, salaries for forensic nurses can vary. In 2010, forensic nurses made as little as less than $44,150 per year or as much as more than $74,620 per year in Arkansas.

More Information

For more data regarding a career in forensic nursing in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or nurse practitioning, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,050 $77,530 -4.7%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 180 n/a -25.0%
Forensic Science Technicians 120 $39,420 71.4%

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