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ARSBN - APRN Renewal

This application is for nurses who wish to renew an existing Arkansas APRN license. It is NOT an application for new graduate initial licensure or endorsement of a license from another state.

The information contained herein is designed to assist you with information you need to begin the renewal application process. Read the instruction and provide all required documentation. Additional instructions are located within the online renewal system as you progress through the renewal process

General Instructions

1.  APRN Renewal Application

2.  Fee Information

3.  APRN Licensure Requirements Include:

a. Two (2) of the five (5) hours must contain information related to maintaining professional boundaries, and the prescribing rules, regulation and laws that apply to APRNs in Arkansas. The link to this MANDATORY course is located on the ASBN website at www.arsbn.org. Click on the Advanced Practice tab and then click the Continuing Education Mandatory button.
b. If it is your first renewal since issuance Prescriptive Authority, you must take an additional 1 credit hour of continuing education related to prescription use and abuse. The link to this MANDATORY course is located on the ASBN website at www.arsbn.org. Click on the Advanced Practice tab and then click the Continuing Education Mandatory button.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ARKANSAS NURSE PORTAL TO SUBMIT RENEWAL APPLICATION

 

Approved Certification Agencies & Exams for APRN Licensure

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (www.aanpcert.org)   

* Adult Nurse Practitioner
* Family Nurse Practitioner
* Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) (www.aacn.org)

* Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology (ACNPC-AG)
* Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult-Gerontology (ACCNS-AG)
* Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist-Pediatric (ACCNS-P)
* Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist-Neonatal (ACCNS-N)

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) (www.accmidwife.org)
* Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (www.nursecredentialing.org)
* Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)
* Adult-Gerontology Primacy Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC)
* Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
* Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC)
* Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (PMHNP-BC)
* Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC)
* Pediatric Clincal Nurse Specialist (PCNS-BC)

National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) www.nbcrna.com)

* National Certification Exam (CRNA)

National Certification Corporation (NCC) (www.nccwebsite.org)
* Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
* Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) (www.pncb.org)
* Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) (CPNP-PC)
* Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care) (CPNP-AC)

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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