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Aspiring nurses in Arkansas have many educational options. Quite a few students choose to attend public university, primarily because the cost is substantially lower than at private colleges. As a result, the amount of loans and debt accrued at a public university will be significantly less burdensome.

Public universities also offer a wider variety of nursing classes and degrees, thanks in part to their size and government funding. Many students change their degrees multiple times as they decide which type of nursing career to pursue; the breadth of offerings at a public university makes it easier for them to do so without affecting their academic standing.

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One of the most popular state universities is the University of Arkansas. Their nursing program is renowned and produces a large number of top-tier nurses every year. Aspiring nurses can also earn degrees from Henderson State University or Southern Arkansas University. These public colleges offer student diversity and large classes, which can yield greater learning opportunities.

Arkansas is ripe with job opportunities for nurses. The Department of Veterans Affairs has many available options for nurses with degrees, including positions for nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and nurses looking for outpatient care opportunities.

We know that finding the right program can be challenging, which is why we have created a comprehensive list of Arkansas nursing programs at public universities.

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers area

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Northwest Technical Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Arkansas
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Little Rock

Pulaski Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Science
University of Central Arkansas
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing

Other Arkansas cities

Arkansas Northeastern College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Arkansas State University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Arkansas State University - Newport
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Arkansas State University - Newport (Jonesboro)
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Arkansas Tech University - Russellville
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
Black River Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
College of the Ouachitas
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
East Arkansas Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Henderson State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Mid-South Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
National Park Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
North Arkansas College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ozarka College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas - DeWitt
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Rich Mountain Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Arkansas Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Southeast Arkansas College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southern Arkansas University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Arkansas at Monticello - College of Technology Crossett
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Arkansas at Monticello - College of Technology McGehee
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Arkansas Community College - Hope
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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