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RN Programs in Arkansas

RN Programs in Arkansas

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Registered nursing is a growing field with many rewarding aspects to explore. RNs help patients on a regular basis and make a noticeable difference in their lives every day. This job may be grueling and exhausting at times, but in the end, the rewards outweigh any struggles. RN programs in Arkansas are available online and in classrooms, which allows students to choose the educational path that best suits them. Picking the right school can make all the difference in a person's success with this career.

There are several levels of RN programs in Arkansas to choose from. Some students opt for the one to two year training of an associate's degree, but others go for a full four year bachelor's degree so they can get the highest positions possible. The amount of money a registered nurse makes is largely based on the kind of degree they have. There are exceptions to that theory, but most employers look to higher degree levels in applicants because they know those people are well-trained.

An individual is eligible to become an RN by endorsement in Arkansas if he or she:

  • Has graduated from a state-approved RN program and have passed the NCLEX
  • Has completed the RN portion of a state-approved program and is licensed as an LPN in another state
  • Has graduated from a state-approved RN program and is licensed as an LPN in another state
  • Is a Canadian Registered Nurse licensed by NLN State Board Test Pool Examination during years:
    • 1952-1970 for Alberta
    • 1949-1970 for British Columbia
    • 1955-1970 for Manitoba
    • 1961-19070 for Newfoundland
    • 1955-1970 for Nova Scotia
    • 1956-1970 for Prince Edward Island
    • 1959-1970 for Quebec
    • 1956-1970 for Saskatchewan
  • He or she graduated from a foreign RN program, can prove that his or her program is substantially similar to Arkansas RN programs via an official transcript, and has passed the NCLEX

An individual is qualified to take the NCLEX examination to become an RN if he or she:

  • Has completed a criminal background check within the 12 months preceding the examination
  • Has graduated from an state-approved RN program, the Excelsior College of Nursing, or a has graduated from a foreign nursing program that is substantially similar to Arkansas RN programs

Temporary permit information:

  • To get a temporary permit, check the box on the application for 'temporary permit'
  • He or she must pay the temporary permit fee of $25.00
  • Temporary permits are only issued within 90 days of graduation from an approve nursing program
  • An individual must register for the exam and have his or her background check reviewed before he or she will be issued a temporary permit

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On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Arkansas

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Arkansas residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Arkansas Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Arkansas RN Resources on NurseGroups.com

Henderson State University

Northwest Arkansas Community College

Arkansas Northeastern College

University of Central Arkansas

University of Arkansas

East Arkansas Community College

North Arkansas College

PCC – University of Arkansas

  • 1000 Campus Drive
    Helena, AR 72342
    Programs: ADN, RN

Baptist Health Schools

Southern Arkansas University

Ouachita Technical College

University of Arkansas – Monticello

Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium

Jefferson School of Nursing

  • 1600 West 40th Avenue
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Programs: RN

Southeast Arkansas College

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Harding University

Har-Ber School Nursing

  • 610 East Emma Avenue
    Springdale, AR 72764
    Programs: RN