Pediatric Nursing Colleges in Arkansas - AR
Pediatric nurse practitioner programs in Arkansas are designed for students who have already gone to nursing school and received their Registered Nurse license in the state. Programs are available through distance learning online as well as throughout the state. A graduate nursing degree is earned as the result of completion of pediatric nurse practitioner training programs. Arkansas requires a master’s degree or higher for all Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) working in the state, including PNPs.
Programs that train PNPs consist of classroom time and clinical experience in a medical facility. Examples of medical facilities in Arkansas that could play host to student practicums include Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Arkansas Regional Medical Center, White County Medical Center North and Baptist Health Medical Center. After completing PNP training, one must apply to the Arkansas Board of Nursing to receive an APN license. This requires national certification (attainable through passing an examination offered by a national certification agency), proof of education (through transcripts), completing a criminal background check and submitting a $100 application fee to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, 1123 S. University Ave. #800, Little Rock, AR 72204. Prescriptive authority is not automatically granted by the board at the time of licensure and must be applied for separately.