40 Nurse Leaders UNder 40 Recognition Ceremony


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The 40 Under 40 Recognition Ceremony will be on Tuesday April 30th at 1:30 pm at the Benton Event Center in Benton, AR.

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Purchase your tickets to the 40 under 40 Recognition Ceremony by following the link. Recipients and Organizational Members receive a discount on the purchase of additional tickets. Contact Ashley Davis at AshleyDavis.ACN@gmail.com for more information.

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BSN Young Leaders PROGRAM

 Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 BSN Young Leaders Program 

The Young Leaders program will provide the BSN student the opportunity to explore the leadership role of the Registered Nurse, in a selected setting, under the mentorship of a nurse leader. This program will integrate concepts from Quality Safety Education in Nursing and the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

This nursing leadership experience is being offered to student nurses in their junior or senior year of a baccalaureate program and will provide opportunities to explore various aspects of leadership in nursing. These experiences will go outside the classroom, beyond the bedside, and offer chances to work with nurse researchers, educators, clinicians and/or leaders.  Upon the successful completion of the Young Leaders Program, students will receive a $1,000 stipend to be spent toward their educational expenses.

BSN Young Leaders Program Flyer 2019 (pdf)


Application 2019 (docx)


About Us



Empower nurses in Arkansas to lead culture of health initiatives & guide redesigning health care to provide improved care for all populations.



Our Work


40 Nurse Leaders Under 40

Nurses on Boards Training 

Culture of Health Initiatives

40 Nurses Leaders Under 40


Promote leadership growth in nurses.

Who are the 40?

The 40 honorees are selected using criteria on how each applicant stood out among their peers in four distinctive areas: Commitment to Excellence, Service/Outreach, Leadership Qualities, and their Contributions to the Advancement of the Nursing Profession.    

Recognition & Encouragement

Recognition as one of 40 nurse leaders in Arkansas under the age of 40 is intended to identify, celebrate, and encourage exemplary dedication to the nursing profession and dedicated service to the population while displaying a promise to grow in leadership for advancing nursing in Arkansas. 

2019 40 Under 40

The 2019 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday April 30th at 1:30 pm at the Benton Event Center. 

Previous Honorees

Click here to view the nurses recognized in previous years as the 40 Under 40.

How to nominate

Do you know an exceptional young nurse leader in Arkansas? Check back around the beginning of each year to submit your nomination.

Nurses on Boards


To improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. 

Nurses on Boards Coalition

The Arkansas Center for Nursing is part of the national Nurses on Boards campaign. Click here to visit the Nurses on Boards Coalition website.

Arkansas-Missouri Training Intensive

Arkansas Center for Nursing & Missouri Center for Nursing collaborated in June 2017 to offer a Nurses on Boards Training Intensive in Branson, MO. Click here to read about it.


Interested on serving on a Board of learning more about leadership opportunities? Click here to learn more.

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