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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
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northwest Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Arkansas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Little Rock

Pulaski Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Central Arkansas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Arkansas cities

Arkansas Northeastern College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Arkansas State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Arkansas State University - Beebe
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Arkansas State University - Newport
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Arkansas State University - Newport (Jonesboro)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Arkansas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Black River Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of the Ouachitas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
East Arkansas Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Henderson State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mid-South Community College
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
National Park Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
North Arkansas College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ozarka College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas - DeWitt
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rich Mountain Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Arkansas Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southeast Arkansas College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southern Arkansas University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southern Arkansas University Tech
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas at Monticello - College of Technology Crossett
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arkansas at Monticello - College of Technology McGehee
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arkansas Community College - Hope
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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