Top RN to BSN Programs in Arkansas

In our database, there are 11 different nursing schools in Arkansas that either have RN to BSN programs that are either accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Arkansas is a state the represents the hard working nature of the country as a whole. Residents within this state flock to the most profitable careers available. Of the most popular field to work in, the medical field is the most sought after for individuals within this state. The medical field contains some of the most profitable working positions in the country.

Why Consider a BSN?

A further education does more than just provide more knowledge, but it also provides better experience that will contribute to better community and patient health. The very focus of nursing is the care of people in general. With a higher education, nurses can ensure that each patient is getting the very best care for their money.

A higher degree in nursing contributes to a better life with a better financial future. A college degree is something that is irreplaceable, even with years of experience. There is no substitute for a great degree. Being the most qualified nurse will ensure that professionals are never at a lack of opportunity. This can be achieved by enrolling in one of Arkansas’ excellent RN to BSN programs. Nurses that take the next step to a profitable career will be met with open arms by employers throughout the diverse medical field.

Arkansas Board of Nursing

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing was established by the Arkansas Legislature over 100+ years ago, in 1913, to protect the life and health of its citizens by holding all nurses and nursing care professionals to a high standard, as well as regulate and approve nursing schools in the state of Arkansas. The ASBN has strict regulations for Registered Nurses, including the requirement to be an Arkansas resident with at least 5 years of experience as a registered nurse in nursing practice, administration, or teaching.

State Licensure Reciprocity

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows nurses to have one license for nursing that gives them the ability to practice in the state where they current live as well as other states that are part of the compact agreement. Currently there are 25 states that are a part of the NLC agreement. Arkansas is a part of the NLC agreement.
Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing

RN Employment Trends - Arkansas vs. National Average

Below is how Arkansas compares to the national average for Registered Nurse employment. We took the national averages and compared it to the outlook for Arkansas. All data comes from the BLS and ONET Online.
2012 Actual
2022 Estimated
Growth %
# of Jobs
Arkansas RN's23,09026,53015%790
National Average2,711,5003,238,40019%105,260


List of RN to BSN Programs in Arkansas

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Campus based nursing schools with RN-BSN / BSN programs in Arkansas
Below you will find a complete list of all of the RN to BSN programs in Arkansas that are accredited by either the CCNE or the ACEN. Right now we are including only programs that are accredited by either the CCNE or the ACEN. We do plan on adding other programs that may have regional or national accreditation later, but it is our intent to review every program that goes up on our website prior to posting. Our database only contains BSN programs, and it is hand edited and maintained by actual people. Be sure to contact us if we are missing a CCNE or ACEN accredited program.

Arkansas State University

ACEN accredited

State University, AR 

Arkansas Tech University

ACEN accredited

Russellville, AR 

Harding University

ACEN accredited

Searcy, AR 

Henderson State University

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 3652 students

Arkadelphia, AR 


Southern Arkansas University

ACEN accredited

Magnolia, AR 

University of Arkansas

CCNE accredited
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 38057 students

Fayetteville, AR 


University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

ACEN accredited

Fort Smith, AR 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

ACEN accredited

Little Rock, AR 

University of Arkansas at Monticello

ACEN accredited

Monticello, AR 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

CCNE accredited
College of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 2652 students

Little Rock, AR 


University of Central Arkansas

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 12974 students

Conway, AR