World-class Health Care in Little Rock Region

World-class Health Care in Little Rock Region
(Ben Krain)

The Little Rock region is home to more than 20 major hospital/medical facilities serving the state’s 3 million people with renowned health care and medical research on a daily basis. The medical sector employment base of 34,000 is projected to grow 11% over the next five years.







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*Represents all of Health Care NAICS Code Group 62 – Health Care and Social Assistance
Source: Arkansas Economic Development Commission

UA Little Rock School of Nursing

The UA Little Rock School of Nursing is one of the largest nursing programs in Arkansas with 1,178 degree-seeking students and 29 faculty and staff. The program offers full accreditation for both Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs through Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accreditation.

The program has a 100% placement rate and 90% of graduates, who were already in demand, are working in central Arkansas helping communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a patient at one of the region's major hospitals or health systems it is likely your care is being provided by a UA Little Rock School of Nursing graduate.

(See also UAMS Remains in Forefront of Pandemic Challenge.)

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