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The nursing industry gets more competitive every year, making it important to have the highest level of education possible. Junior colleges typically offer two-year programs, while larger universities have four-year programs available. Even though universities often cost more to attend, their programs tend to be more extensive and offer greater earnings potential, since employers often favor students who have received a four-year degree.

The average annual wage for a registered nurse, which requires a minimum two-year degree, is $56,000 per year in Arkansas. In comparison, a nurse practitioner in the state makes an average of $94,220 per year; this occupation requires a four-year degree plus graduate education. The benefits extend far beyond financial, however; this type of degree gives nursing applicants an improved rate of hire and an experience level that can propel them to the top of their field.

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Furthermore, nursing programs at four-year colleges provide more hands-on training and experience. Arkansas State University has a widely recognized program that offers a four-year degree for nursing majors. In addition, Arkansas Tech University has registered nursing programs available both on-campus and online for those who want to obtain a bachelor of science in nursing.

To assist in the journey to becoming a certified nurse, we’ve compiled below a list of four-year colleges and universities that offer accredited programs.

Featured Schools

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers area

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

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 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 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
Harding University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Henderson State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southern Arkansas University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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 Pine Bluff
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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