Arkansas LPN to RN Programs

Ambitious Arkansas LPNs are increasingly opting to continue their education and move up in the nursing field by pursuing an RN degree. The state has numerous programs, with both LPN to ADN and LPN to BSN pathways available. There are many advantages to becoming an RN, including more autonomy, the ability to enter coveted specialties, and the potential for a higher salary. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that RNs in Arkansas make nearly $21,000 more per year than LPNs in the state do.

Arkansas LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was organized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in Arkansas.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway - AR$38,150$61,90062.3%
Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers - AR$40,900$56,15037.3%
Fort Smith - AR$35,370$52,36048.0%
Jonesboro - AR$36,010$55,98055.5%
Hot Springs - AR$36,390$54,32049.3%
Pine Bluff - AR$32,050$49,90055.7%

Table data taken from 2015 BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm

List of LPN to RN Programs in AR

Below is a list of LPN to RN programs in Arkansas. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
Arkansas Northeastern College
LPN to RN
2501 S Division St.
Blytheville, AR
(870) 762-1020
Arkansas State University
LPN to BSN
2105 Aggie Rd.
Jonesboro, AR
(870) 972-2100
Arkansas Tech University
LPN to BSN
215 West O Street
Russellville, AR
(844) 804-2628
East Arkansas Community College
LPN to RN
1700 New Castle Rd
Forrest City, AR
(870) 633-4480
Harding University
LPN to BSN
915 E Market Ave.
Searcy, AR
(501) 279-4000
Henderson State University
LPN to BSN

Arkadelphia, AR
National Park College
LPN to RN
101 College Dr.
Hot Springs National Park, AR
(501) 760-4222
North Arkansas College
LPN to RN
1515 Pioneer Dr.
Harrison, AR
(870) 743-3000
Northwest Arkansas Comunity College
LPN to RN
1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR
(479) 636-9222
South Arkansas Community College
LPN to RN
300 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR
(870) 862-8131
Southeast Arkansas College
LPN to RN
1900 Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR
(870) 543-5900
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
LPN to RN
2801 N University Ave.
Little Rock, AR
(501) 569-3000
University of Arkansas at Monticello
LPN to BSN
346 University Dr.
Monticello, AR
(870) 460-1026
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
LPN to BSN
1200 University Dr.
Pine Bluff, AR
(870) 575-8000
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
LPN to RN
2005 White Dr.
Batesville, AR
(870) 612-2000
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
LPN to RN
1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR
(501) 977-2053
University of Central Arkansas
LPN to RN
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR
(501) 450-5000

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