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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.

Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue | Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Other Arkansas cities

Southern Arkansas University
100 East University Street | Magnolia, Arkansas 71753
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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