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ARSBN - Diabetic Educator

In compliance with the Diabetic Self Management Act of 1997 (ACA§23-79-601 et seq.) the Arkansas State Board of Nursing developed a process to certify RNs who provide education in the management of Diabetes. This certification allows for insurance reimbursement for the education.


Requirements For Certification as a Diabetes Self-Management Educator By Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

To be certified by the Arkansas State Board  of Nursing (ASBN) as a Diabetes Self-Management Educator, the applicant must:

Hold an active Arkansas license as a registered nurse.

Submit completed notarized Initial Certification for Diabetes Self-Management Educator Application, along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00.

See ASBN Rules and Regulations for information regarding renewal. Please contact the Director of Nursing Education, if you have questions.

Insulin & Glucagon Administration Training Programs

Pursuant to the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as it existed on July 1, 2011, the 2011 Arkansas General Assembly passed a law pertaining to the administration of glucagon by trained volunteer school personnel to Arkansas public school students who are diagnosed with diabetes. Further, the 2015 Arkansas General Assembly passed a law pertaining to the administration of insulin by trained volunteer school personnel to Arkansas public school students who are diagnosed with diabetes. These laws allow trained volunteer school personnel in the absence of the school nurse to administer glucagon, insulin or both to a child diagnosed with diabetes in an emergency situation. Consequently, the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, in collaboration with the Arkansas School Nurses Association and diabetic experts, worked together to identify and approve Insulin and Glucagon Administration Training programs that meet the requirements of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing Rules, Chapter 9. 

Approved Training Programs

Certifications of Training

Certificates of Approval

Certificates of Participation

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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