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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

There are many registered nurses (RNs) whose pre-licensure program was either an associate’s degree or a hospital diploma. However, many RNs in this position have trouble staying competitive on the job market without a bachelor’s degree. Healthcare employers are favoring their more educated job applicants, and it seems this trend will only continue in the future. Fortunately, Arkansas there are many nursing schools with RN-to-BSN programs, specifically designed for people just like you.

The upward trend in education requirements makes sense given how much is required of RNs in today’s medical field. RN’s duties include creating and implementing plans for individual patient care, administering medications, assisting physicians with everything from monitoring symptoms to surgery, providing family support for those who struggle to cope with serious illnesses, and supervising other members of the medical support staff. With these serious responsibilities, it only makes sense that employers in healthcare would want the best-educated and best-prepared RNs out there.

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It generally takes two years to complete an RN-to-BSN program. There is also an accelerated track available for those who already have bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing. One benefit to pursuing an RN-to-BSN program in Arkansas is that many healthcare employers offer tuition reimbursement to help offset the costs of the program. Another benefit is that RN-to-BSN programs accommodate your work schedule, so you can continue to nurse while pursuing your bachelor’s degree.

There are over 23,480 RNs employed in the state of Arkansas, with 9,550 in Little Rock alone. There are also plenty of large employers for RNs, such as Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI), Tenet Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

There are many RN-to-BSN programs to choose from in Arkansas, and to help you select the program that’s right for you, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of programs in the state.

Featured Schools

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers area

University of Arkansas
Administration Building 425 | Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue | Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street | Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue | Conway, Arkansas 72035
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Arkansas cities

Arkansas State University
2105 East Aggie Road | Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Arkansas Tech University
1509 North Boulder Avenue | Russellville, Arkansas 72801
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Harding University
915 East Market Avenue | Searcy, Arkansas 72143
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street | Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southern Arkansas University
100 East University Street | Magnolia, Arkansas 71753
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue | Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Highway 425 South | Monticello, Arkansas 71656
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 University Drive | Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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