Obtaining Your Arkansas Nursing License

ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING

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University Tower Building
1123 South University Avenue, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phn:  501-686-2700 Fx:   501-686-2714

www.arsbn.org

COMPACT STATE

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$100.00

*Approx 2 weeks – valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Permits are not issued on a walk-in basis

Temp License

$25.00

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application (online)

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license;

No

Yes

Verification of current license

Yes

No

Completed fingerprint card (provided by ASBN)

No

Yes

*Must enter the INA Search ID number located on the Payment Summary on your fingerprint card in the box marked "FBI Leave Blank."

Apply online

Check the status of an application

https://www.ark.org/bon/licensure/index.php

https://www.ark.org/bon/licensure/status.php

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$75.00

Active within 24 hrs if renewed online

Expired (5yrs)

$175

2 weeks for paper application

Additional Info

Can renew online if expired within 5 yrs and primary state of residence is not a compact state – additional 5 hrs of board approved CEUs required (20 hrs for non-active licenses)

Reinstatements expired more than 5 yrs and primary state of residence is a compact state - must mail a request to ASBN for paper renewal including a self-addressed, stamped envelope

After the first two years, wallet license cards will no longer be distributed following renewal.

Online Renewal
https://www.ark.org/nurse_renew/index.php/renewal/start

Verify an AR license
https://www.ark.org/arsbn/statuswatch/index.php/nurse/search/new

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address