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Nursing Programs in Arkansas

Nursing Jobs in Arkansas (Outlook)

There is great reason why they call Arkansas the Natural state because of it’s natural beauty and sceneries.  There is great reason why many individuals call Arkansas their home when it is time for them to retire.  Due to this, it opens the door for many new home health care and nursing home jobs for nurses.

Arkansas is one of the best states to begin a nursing career due to the amount of job vacancies that the state currently has and will continue to have due to the baby boomer generation starting to retire.

Quick Arkansas Nursing Facts

  • Demand for nurses will continue to increase in nursing homes and home healthcare industry
  • Big demand for geriatric nurses
  • Currently there are over 23,000 nurses working in Arkansas
  • The city of Little Rock yields the highest starting RN salary in the state

Top Nursing Schools in Arkansas


Arkansas Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 23,550
Hourly Average Wage: $27.40
Yearly Average Wage: $56,990
Employment per thousand jobs: 21%
Average Age: 31 years old
Gender Distribution: 81% Female 19% Male

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 12,190
Hourly Average Wage: $16.79
Yearly Average Wage: $34,920
Employment per thousand jobs: 11%

Top Nursing Employers in Arkansas

  1. Baptist Health Medical Center
  2. Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
  3. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center
  4. White County Medical Center North
  5. Northwest Medical Center

Arkansas State References:

State Nursing Board: Arkansas State Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Arkansas Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Arkansas Hospital Association