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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

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Grand Canyon University
Online

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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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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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Liberty University
Online

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Visit www.libertyuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Keiser University Graduate School
Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Southern New Hampshire University
Online

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South University, Online Programs
Online

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. 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.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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Baker College Online
Online

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Willis
  • Willis
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Colorado Mesa University
Online

At Colorado Mesa University, we take pride in being different. We have a true pioneering spirit that shines in everything we do. We believe in integrity, loyalty and personalized attention for our students.

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National American University - Roueche Graduate Center
Online

The goal of earning a master’s degree should be defined by you, not by your circumstances. No matter which path you’ve chosen, a graduate degree can help you advance with your current organization, explore opportunities with a new company, or even start fresh in a new industry. When you earn your master's degree, you’re opening new opportunities for career development that can make a difference for you and your family. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

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