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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 growing 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 likely 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,according to CNBC (2017). Career options and opportunities are open for nurses and allied health professionals.

 

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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Liberty University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Purdue University Global
Online

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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Keiser University
Online

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

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Chamberlain University
Online

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Vista College
Campus

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Smith
  • Fort Smith
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