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

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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. 

2017 40 Under 40

2017 marked the 3rd year of the 40 Under 40 program. Click here to see those recognized for their achievements.

2015 & 2016 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? Click here to nominate for the 40 Under 40.

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.