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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.

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers area

University of Arkansas
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Little Rock

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 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 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
Harding University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Henderson State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Southern Arkansas University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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 Pine Bluff
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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