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The Arkansas Hospital Nursing & Allied Health Workforce Data Set (2007-2009) study found critical vacancies in a number of health disciplines, with the largest vacancy percentages being in medical/surgical RNs, nursing assistants, LPNs, radiographers, respiratory therapists and medical record coders. Shortages also were noted among case managers, medical transcriptionists, social workers, biomedical technologists, physicians and polysomnographers. According to Dr. Peter Kohler, vice chancellor of the Northwest Arkansas campus of UAMS, vacant nursing positions number close to 3,000 in Arkansas. The state also suffers from shortages of about 800 primary care physicians, 1,500 specialists, 1,300 pharmacists and more than 3,100 allied health care workers. As a predominantly rural state, Arkansas has less-populated areas that already are feeling the pinch of the health care worker shortage, and the state's popularity as a haven for retirees further complicates the shortage. Nationwide, the U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts more than 1 million new and replacement workers will be needed by 2012 in the nursing field alone, and as many as 5.3 million health care worker vacancies could exist by then. As boomers continue to age, the gap will continue to expand. Arkansas is a beautiful state with abundant lakes, forests, cosmopolitan cities, and vast rural areas that offer small town charm. The weather is typically mild, cost of living is lower than national averages, and nursing and healthcare salaries are above the norm. Career options and opportunities for nurses and allied health professionals abound in Arkansas.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $21,833 - $26,636 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,633 - $39,323
RN Staff Nurse: $51,016 - $61,917 Nurse Practitioner: $69,292 - $81,675

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Arkansas

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Grand Canyon University
Online

Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing & Health Care Professions. Online & Campus - Bachelor's and Master's Degrees!

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Little Rock
  • Little Rock
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Online

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Boston
  • Boston
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Regent University
Online

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

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Kaplan University
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Visit http://go.kaplanuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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South University, Online Programs
Online

As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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American InterContinental University Online
Online

With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg
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Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
Online

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Washington
  • Washington
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University of North Florida
Online

The University of North Florida is a nationally ranked university that offers a well-rounded education to students determined to make their mark and change the lives of others as well as their own.

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