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Schools offering Nursing in Arkansas

Campus-based nursing programs exist across Arkansas, ranging from technical colleges to major research universities, but the state has had a nursing shortage, according to a 2010 article on the Arkansas Senate website. Many states, including Arkansas, are promoting online opportunities in the hopes that the added convenience will remove barriers for those who might have an interest in nursing.

Arkansas nursing schools online: an emerging trend

The Arkansas Nurses Association has begun offering a number of online courses for nurses, including some providing contact hours, for example:

  • PN Scope of Practice and Behaviors
  • The Nurse and Professional Behaviors
  • Personal Values, Professional Values and How Values Relate to Ethical Behavior

Students can earn nursing certificates and degrees at one of the many Arkansas nursing schools online, such as:

  • Walden University School of Nursing
  • Jacksonville University
  • Florida Technical University

Online nursing schools in Arkansas: during and after

While the convenience of distance learning overcomes geographic and scheduling obstacles, financial limitations may prevent many potential students from enrolling. Arkansas has passed legislation that seeks to make getting a degree at one of the state's nursing schools within the reach of most people.

Act 9 of 2009 increased the amounts of college loans a nursing student is eligible to receive from $6,000 to $20,000. But potential students would not need to anticipate a heavy debt because a year of the loan would be forgiven for each year the nursing graduate practices in Arkansas. Further incentives exist to encourage advanced practice nurses to work as educators.

Career opportunities vary, depending in part on one's educational achievements. The mean annual wage for the 23,730 registered nurses in the state was $56,500 in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earned $34,280, compared to the state mean annual salary for all occupations of $35,460.

Nursing Schools in Arkansas

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