Nursing Schools in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is home to 41 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 36 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Arkansas.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Arkansas

Listed below are all nursing schools in Arkansas. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 41 nursing schools in the state of Arkansas.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Harding University
Location: Searcy, AR
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN
97.9%
1
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Location: Fort Smith, AR
Programs offered: LPN BSN
93.8% 92.9%
2
8
Arkansas Northeastern College
Location: Blytheville, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
93.6% 94.6%
3
5
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Location: Helena, AR
Programs offered: ADN
93.6%
3
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Location: Bentonville, AR
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
93.5%
4
Henderson State University
Location: Arkadelphia, AR
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
93.3%
5
North Arkansas College
Location: Harrison, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
91.3% 93.3%
6
7
University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Masters LPN to BSN
89.7%
7
University of Central Arkansas
Location: Conway, AR
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN Masters
88.6%
8
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Programs offered: ADN BSN Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN Masters LPN
86.1% 89.8%
9
11
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Location: Little Rock, AR
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN to ADN
86.1%
9
National Park College
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN
85.1% 84.8%
10
19
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Location: Monticello, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN LPN to ADN
84.8% 11
Arkansas Tech University
Location: Russellville, AR
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN Masters
83.7% 12
East Arkansas Community College
Location: Forrest City, AR
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
80.1% 13
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
Location: Batesville, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN
78.0% 79.0% 14 22
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Location: Mountain Home, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN
75.2% 81.8% 15 21
Baptist Health College-Little Rock
Location: Little Rock, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN
74.6% 88.7% 16 14
College of the Ouachitas
Location: Malvern, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
70.7% 86.6% 17 16
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Location: Magnolia, AR
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN to ADN
70.7% 17
Southeast Arkansas College
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
57.0% 85.6% 18 17
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Programs offered: ADN
56.7% 19
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Programs offered: BSN
56.7% 19
Black River Technical College
Location: Pocahontas, AR
Programs offered: LPN
99.2%
1
Northwest Technical Institute
Location: Springdale, AR
Programs offered: LPN
97.0%
2
Arkansas State University-Beebe
Location: Beebe, AR
Programs offered: LPN
96.4%
3
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Location: Morrilton, AR
Programs offered: LPN
95.9%
4
South Arkansas Community College
Location: El Dorado, AR
Programs offered: LPN
93.5%
6
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Location: Camden, AR
Programs offered: LPN
91.1%
9
Ozarka College
Location: Melbourne, AR
Programs offered: LPN
90.9%
10
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Location: Forrest City, AR
Programs offered: LPN
89.3% 12
Pulaski Technical College
Location: North Little Rock, AR
Programs offered: LPN
89.0% 13
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Location: De Queen, AR
Programs offered: LPN
88.7% 14
Rich Mountain Community College
Location: Mena, AR
Programs offered: LPN
86.9% 15
Arkansas State University-Newport
Location: Newport, AR
Programs offered: LPN
85.3% 18
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
Location: Hope, AR
Programs offered: LPN
81.9% 20
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock, AR
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN Masters Doctoral
CHI-St. Vincent Infirmary
Location: Little Rock, AR
Programs offered: LPN
Arkansas Northeastern College at Burdette Center
Location: Burdette, AR
Programs offered: LPN
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus
Location: Ozark, AR
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Phillips Community College of The University of Arkansas - DeWitt Campus
Location: DeWitt, AR
Programs offered: LPN

Arkansas's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Arkansas's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average