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Department of Human Services

As Arkansas’ largest state agency, DHS employs more than 7,500 people across all 75 counties, operating at least one local office in every county, as well as the Arkansas State Hospital, the Arkansas Health Center, and five Human Development Centers around the state.

“Our Nurses are devoted to providing the highest quality care to Arkansans,” says Harriett Brandon, DHS Program Administrator.

DHS employees enjoy great benefits including access to affordable health, dental and vision insurance, with complimentary starter life insurance coverage, 11 annual paid holidays, 12 vacation and 12 sick days annually, a credit union, and being fully vested in your retirement after only five years.

Learn more about careers with DHS by visiting our website at

Nursing Notes

“Always remember why you wanted to be a nurse in the first place. When you are tired and worn out, the patient call light keeps going off, and you just can’t go another second, remind yourself about why you are a nurse. Being a nurse is a calling and a privilege.”

Stephanie Thompson, MNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, student
UAMS College of Nursing
Years in Nursing: 18


Stephanie Thompson, MNSc, APRN, FNP-BC
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