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Welcome to the Arkansas Nurses Association!

The Arkansas Nurses Association (ARNA) is the state nurses’ organization that speaks for professional nursing in the state. ARNA fosters high standards of nursing practice, promotes professional development, and advocates for the profession of nursing. ARNA collaborates with other healthcare providers to facilitate access to quality healthcare for the people of Arkansas.

Upcoming Events


Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00am CT

Little Rock, AR

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 5:00pm CT

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Recent News & Announcements

The Arkansas Nurses Association is set to host a Tobacco Cessation Symposium on Friday, April 19th. It is a free virtual event for Healthcare...

Posted by Susie Marks

It's time to unwind, recharge, and connect with fellow healthcare heroes! We're hosting a virtual happy hour just for nurses, and you're invited!...

The ARNA Health Policy Committee invites members to join the next committee meeting on Thursday, April 25 with Vicky Byrd, CEO of Montana Nurses...

Posted by Susie Marks

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On-Demand CE Activities

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Your Arkansas Nurses Association membership not only shows your commitment to your profession and the welfare of your patients, it also shows your commitment to yourself as a professional. We realize that as a registered nurse, you work hard to provide quality care to your patients. As a member of the Arkansas Nurses Association, you also strive to improve the value and level of recognition of registered nurses.

Because so much depends on you, Arkansas Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association have gathered a variety of benefits to help make your personal and professional life a little easier. How? By developing benefits that save you time and money.


The Arkansas Nurses Association closely monitors important legislation and very often supplies testimony or expert insight into issues of concern to nurses for federal, state and local government, ensuring that nurses are adequately and effectively represented. Each member helps to make the association a more powerful political advocate by lending his or her voice to the advancement, protection and promotion of the nursing profession.

Continuing Education

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Arkansas Nurses Foundation

The Arkansas Nurses Foundation (ARNF) was established by nurses with great vision. Nurses are the heart of health care and serve patients and families. As a result of the many changes in health care delivery, nurses’ need for continued education is great. ARNF seeks to assist Arkansas Registered Nurses by providing funds to foster and promote their continual development in areas such as academic education and research endeavors through and scholarships and grants. The Arkansas Nurses Foundation is affiliated with the Arkansas Community Foundation which is uniquely chartered to create and manage endowments and provide expertise to local foundations. The ultimate goal of the Arkansas Nurses Foundation is to enable professional nurses to provide quality healthcare services to the people of Arkansas.


As a nurse and ARNA/ANA member, you are committed to providing superior care to your patients. It is your passion, and you invest all of your energy in your work. But who is taking care of you while you take care of others? Through ANA’s Personal Benefits, we are here to help with six important programs that every nurse must consider: Professional Liability Insurance; Term Life/AD&D Insurance; Student Loan Refinancing; Financial Wellness; Travel Discounts; and Long-Term Care Insurance.

ARNA is also proud to offer member-only benefits from the following companies:



1123 South University, Suite 235
Little Rock, AR 72204

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Tel: 501-244-2363
Fax: 501-244-9903