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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

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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.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Arkansas

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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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