List of Accredited Nursing Schools in Arkansas

Arkansas is probably the last state in the country that new and experienced nurses think about as a place to establish themselves professionally. Surprisingly, Arkansas has a prospering health care industry and a strong demand for nursing professionals in a variety of hospitals, clinics and health care facilities.

Major hospitals in Arkansas:

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Baptist Health Medical Center
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center
  • St. Edward Mercy Medical Center
  • Washington Regional Medical Center

In the list below, you’ll find several accredited nursing schools where you can start your path to become a licensed nurse practising in Arkansas.

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Board of Nursing Approved Nursing Schools

Arkansas State University School of Nursing
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Programs: BSN, MSN
Accreditation: NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.astate.edu

Arkansas Tech University School of Nursing
Location: Russellville, Arkansas
Programs: BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.atu.edu

Harding University School of Nursing
Location: Searcy, Arkansas
Programs: BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.harding.edu

Henderson State University School of Nursing
Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Programs: BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.hsu.edu

University of Arkansas School of Nursing
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Programs: BSN
Accreditation: CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
and NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.uark.edu

University of Arkansas Monticello School of Nursing
Location: Monticello, Arkansas
Programs: BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.uamont.edu

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff School of Nursing
Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Programs: BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.uapb.edu

University of Arkansas Little Rock School of Nursing
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
Accreditation: CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
and NLNAC – National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Website: http://www.uams.edu

University of Central Arkansas School of Nursing
Location: Conway, Arkansas
Programs: BSN, MS
Accreditation: CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Website: http://www.uca.edu