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Career Resources

Washington Regional invests in the future of health care in Northwest Arkansas by investing in your education and training. By providing tuition assistance and cooperative educational programs, a greater number of individuals have an opportunity to become skilled health care professionals and valuable members of our community.

In addition, Washington Regional Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to qualified health students.

Below is a list of area educational institutions that provide programs of study for those interested in a career in health care.

Career Opportunity
School to Contact
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
Northwest Technical Institute
709 S. Old Missouri Rd.
Springdale, AR 72765
(479) 751-8824
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (RN, ADN)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist
    with an Associate of Applied Science degree
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Department of Nursing
Department of Allied Health
#1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 636-9222
(800) 995-6922
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (campus-based)
  • RN-BSN online
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice:
    • BSN-DNP Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • BSN-DNP Adult Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • MSN-DNP for certified APRNs
University of Arkansas
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing College of Education and Health Professions
Silas Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-5346
  • Radiology Technologist (ARRT)
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing w/Masters Credit (previous nursing credits required)
AHEC Northwest, UAMS at Fayetteville
2907 E. Joyce
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 521-8269
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
Petra Allied Health
5434 W. Sunset Ave.
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 750-9876
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (RN, ADN)
  • Radiology Technologist (ARRT)
  • Ultrasound (ARDMS)
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
UA Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, AR 72913
(479) 788-7000
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (RN, ADN)
  • Radiology Technologist (ARRT)
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Dr.
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 743-3000
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN, BSN)
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (RN, MSN) or (RN, NP)
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035
(479) 450-5000
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN, BSN)
  • Health Information Management
Arkansas Tech University
Hwy 7
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-0383
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN, BSN)
    • Option: LPN to BSN
    • Option: On-line RN to BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Science
    • (MNSC) or Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS)
College of Nursing
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
College of Health Related Professionals
4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-7000

Tuition Assistance
Current employees of Washington Regional Medical Center are eligible for educational assistance through the tuition assistance program. Tuition assistance can cover tuition, book expenses, lab fees, and college fees up to an annual maximum depending on the degree being pursued.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Full or part time employee of Washington Regional.
  • Employed at Washington Regional for at least three months.
  • Undergraduate student pursuing a career in health care that would continue to benefit Washington Regional as well as the employee.
  • Willing to fulfill a service obligation to Washington Regional once degree is completed.

For more information on the tuition assistance program, call the Human Resources Department (479) 463-1065, or e-mail us.

In addition to general scholarships, Washington Regional Foundation provides special scholarships for exceptional health care students. The special scholarships are listed below and are named in honor or in memory of outstanding health care professionals and other leaders in Northwest Arkansas. Recipients are chosen from among the general scholarship applicants each year; therefore, special application is unnecessary.

  • James Mashburn Scholarship" : Established in 1989 to recognize Dr. Mashburn's nearly 40 years of obstetrical and gynecological service to this community, this scholarship is available for any health care student.
  • Monroe B. Painter Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of long-time Fayetteville internist Dr. Monte Painter after his death in 1989. It is reserved for nursing candidates only.
  • Earl W. Eddins Scholarship: After former WRMC Administrator Earl Eddins retired in September 1991, this scholarship was established to pay tribute to his 15 years of service and dedication to health care in this area. The Eddins Scholarship is available to any health care student.
  • Kathryn B. Stout Scholarship: This scholarship fund was established by Mrs. Stout to benefit employees of Fayetteville City Hospital. Funds are available for Fayetteville City Hospital employees who are pursuing careers as registered or licensed nurses.
  • WRMC Employee Children's Scholarship: In 1989, the Foundation established this scholarship as a special remembrance for deceased WRMC employees. Children and grandchildren of current and deceased WRMC employees seeking a degree in health care are eligible.
  • Arthur F. Moore Scholarship: This scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Moore, a driving force in medicine, rehabilitation and health care education in Northwest Arkansas. The scholarship, established in 1997, is available to any health care student. However, special consideration and priority will be given to disabled and/or disadvantaged applicants.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Pursuing a career in health care in Northwest Arkansas.
  • Current grade point average of 2.75 or greater.
  • Preparing for positions in nursing, physical or occupational therapy, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, and other related health care fields which are deemed to be "in critical need" by Washington Regional.
  • Willing to fulfill a service obligation to Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville City Hospital, or other facility of Washington Regional after graduation.

To Apply
The Foundation traditionally awards annual scholarships just prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Applications must be received by the first Friday in May in order to be considered for assistance at this time. However, consideration may also be given to applications received at other times during the year assuming funds are available and that a critical need for that health care profession exists within Washington Regional.

A Scholarship Selection Committee chooses the scholarship recipients. The committee considers the following criteria:

  • Available funds.
  • Need of position at Washington Regional.
  • Academic record.
  • Personal interview.
  • Written narrative.
  • Financial need.

Applicants selected to receive annual scholarships are notified before the beginning of the fall school semester.

After graduation, individuals receiving scholarships from the Foundation are asked to work as members of the Washington Regional team in repayment for their educational assistance. In general, scholarship recipients will be asked to work full time for Washington Regional for one year for each year of school subsidized by the Foundation.

Scholarship Amounts
Scholarship Assistance is provided at an average of $750 per semester and is generally awarded on an annual basis. Scholarship monies are sent directly to the university or school where the recipient is enrolled. The money is earmarked, in the recipient's name, for tuition, books, supplies and other related school expenses.

However, disbursement of the funds is dependent upon the recipient's advancement toward a degree and maintenance of a 2.75 grade point average for each subsidized semester.

For More Information
To receive additional information or a scholarship application form, please call Washington Regional Foundation 479-463-GIVE (4483).