Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas

Since 1921, Baptist Health Schools Little Rock has served the needs of residents throughout Arkansas and the region by providing quality clinical-focused health care education in the areas of nursing and allied health. BHSLR is proud to serve the Hispanic population of Central Arkansas with all nine programs.

"What sets BHSLR apart from other institutions of higher education is the opportunity for clinical experiences, a dedication to excellence in education and the desire to care for students both academically and spiritually," said Jenniffer McDannold, MS, BHSLR Enrollment Coordinator.

Baptist Health Schools has nine programs of study from which to choose. The one-year certificate programs do not require previous college coursework, and are perfect for professionals who would like to change careers or have recently graduated from high school.

Along with the largest Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs in the state, Baptist Health Schools is also home to the only Histotechnology and Sleep Technology programs in Arkansas.

Baptist Health Schools offers four one-year certificate programs: LPN, Sleep Technology, Surgical Technology and Histotechnology, a two year associate degree program (OTA) and three bachelor level programs through affiliations with partner universities with Radiography, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Technology.

BHSLR offers three educational tracks for Registered Nursing. There is a three year track for students with little or no college experience, a two year track designed for students who have completed specific college course work, and a one year LPN or paramedic to RN program.

Owned and operated by Baptist Health, the largest health care provider in Arkansas, Baptist Health Schools Little Rock offers its students the unique opportunity to learn in a variety of facilities. The clinical experiences gained by BHSLR students will prepare them for exciting and challenging careers in patient care and laboratory roles.

"Since Baptist Health Schools works so closely with the Baptist Health Medical Centers, there is a unique opportunity to hear about positions within the hospital, and encourage graduates to apply. Baptist Health has many opportunities available in healthcare, many perfect for the bilingual person," added McDannold.

Baptist Health has one position that is strictly for talented people who are bilingual, the bilingual administrative assistant, but being bilingual helps in every position at Baptist Health that interacts with the public.

BHSLR does not charge an application fee. State and federally funded grants and loans are available to those who qualify. For more information on becoming a health care professional, visit the website or call 501-202-6200. Visit bhslr.edu to complete an online application.

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