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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

Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? Apply to GCU!

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

Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.

Visit www.ctucomm.com

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

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Bradley University
Online

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Peoria
  • Peoria
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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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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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Saint Marys University of Minnesota
Online

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Winona
  • Winona
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Post University Online
Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Waterbury
  • Waterbury
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Ohio Christian University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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