Arkansas Nursing Colleges, Schools and Programs

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When many career-minded healthcare professionals are looking for a good place to launch their nursing career one of the last places they consider is Arkansas. But surprising, Arkansas has as one of the largest and thriving healthcare communities in the nation. If you’re a qualified nurse looking a good career there is no lack of opportunity in Arkansas. The following are just a few of the many nursing employers in Arkansas:

  • UAMS Medical Center – Little Rock
  • Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital – Little Rock
  • Arkansas State Hopsital – Little Rock
  • Allegiance Specialty Hospital of Little Rock – Mabelvale
  • Magnolia Regional Medical Center – Magnolia
  • HCS Medical Center – Malvern
  • Methodist Behavioral Hospital – Maumelle
  • Baptist Health Medical Center – North Little Rock
  • Arkansas Surgical Hospital – North Little Rock
  • Mercy Hospital – Ozark
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center – Pine Bluff
  • Mercy Medical Center – Rogers
  • St. Vincent Medical Center – Sherwood
  • Northwest Medical Center Springdale – Springdale
  • CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System – Texarkana
  • National Park Medical Center – Hot Springs
  • St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center – Hot Springs
  • North Metro Medical Center – Jacksonville
  • St. Bernards Medical Center – Jonesboro
  • Chicot Memorial Hospital – Lake Village

And we’re just getting started! Arkansas truly is the land of opportunity for healthcare and nursing professionals who want to expand their career horizons and position themselves for ongoing career growth.

Search Arkansas Nursing Schools

Notwithstanding, only the best, most qualified nurses qualify for many of the top nursing positions. If you want to succeed you’ll need to earn your degree, diploma or certificate in nursing from a reputable, accredited program. Below you’ll find Arkansas nursing schools and colleges offering accredited nursing programs including Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (DNP), Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LNP) as well as many other general and specialty nursing programs.

Below you’ll find an editor-compiled list of Arkansas nursing schools and colleges offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, BS to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, Nurse Practitioner, and DNP degree programs.

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There are 38 colleges and universities in Arkansas that offer nursing degree programs of varying degree levels. Explore nursing schools below.


Arkansas Northeastern College

Arkansas Northeastern College logo
Location: Blytheville, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,416
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Arkansas State University Mid-South

Arkansas State University Mid-South logo
Location: West Memphis, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,836
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Arkansas State University-Beebe

Arkansas State University-Beebe logo
Location: Beebe, AR
Student Enrollment: 3,989
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Arkansas State University-Main Campus logo
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Student Enrollment: 14,085
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home logo
Location: Mountain Home, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,367
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Arkansas State University-Newport

Arkansas State University-Newport logo
Location: Newport, AR
Student Enrollment: 2,735
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University logo
Location: Russellville, AR
Student Enrollment: 11,894
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's

Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Baptist Health College-Little Rock logo
Location: Little Rock, AR
Student Enrollment: 661
Type of School: 2-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Black River Technical College

Black River Technical College logo
Location: Pocahontas, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,569
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

College of the Ouachitas

College of the Ouachitas logo
Location: Malvern, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,328
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas logo
Location: De Queen, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,538
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute logo
Location: Forrest City, AR
Student Enrollment: 189
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

East Arkansas Community College

East Arkansas Community College logo
Location: Forrest City, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,143
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate

Harding University

Harding University logo
Location: Searcy, AR
Student Enrollment: 5,902
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Henderson State University

Henderson State University logo
Location: Arkadelphia, AR
Student Enrollment: 3,551
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing logo
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Student Enrollment: 61
Type of School: 2-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

National Park College

National Park College logo
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Student Enrollment: 2,934
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

North Arkansas College

North Arkansas College logo
Location: Harrison, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,886
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College logo
Location: Bentonville, AR
Student Enrollment: 7,761
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Northwest Technical Institute

Northwest Technical Institute logo
Location: Springdale, AR
Student Enrollment: 250
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Ozarka College

Ozarka College logo
Location: Melbourne, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,146
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas logo
Location: Helena, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,747
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Pulaski Technical College

Pulaski Technical College logo
Location: North Little Rock, AR
Student Enrollment: 6,576
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

South Arkansas Community College

South Arkansas Community College logo
Location: El Dorado, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,536
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Southeast Arkansas College

Southeast Arkansas College logo
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,391
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus logo
Location: Magnolia, AR
Student Enrollment: 4,771
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

Southern Arkansas University Tech

Southern Arkansas University Tech logo
Location: Camden, AR
Student Enrollment: 780
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas logo
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Student Enrollment: 27,194
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock logo
Location: Little Rock, AR
Student Enrollment: 11,746
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

University of Arkansas at Monticello

University of Arkansas at Monticello logo
Location: Monticello, AR
Student Enrollment: 3,924
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff logo
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Student Enrollment: 2,821
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain

University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain logo
Location: Mena, AR
Student Enrollment: 874
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville logo
Location: Batesville, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,345
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope logo
Location: Hope, AR
Student Enrollment: 1,531
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton logo
Location: Morrilton, AR
Student Enrollment: 2,029
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences logo
Location: Little Rock, AR
Student Enrollment: 2,869
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith logo
Location: Fort Smith, AR
Student Enrollment: 6,584
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's

University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas logo
Location: Conway, AR
Student Enrollment: 11,487
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

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