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ASBN - Discipline

The Arkansas Nurse Practice Act and its Rules provide that the Board may deny, suspend, revoke, limit, or otherwise discipline any license to practice nursing or certificate of prescriptive authority for certain causes.

The Board is able to regulate the practice of licensed nurses through its disciplinary process.  Pursuant to Arkansas Code §17-87-309, the Board has the authority to deny, suspend, revoke, or limit any license to practice nursing or to otherwise discipline a licensee who is guilty of conduct outlined in that law.

Grounds for Discipline

Enforcement Forms

Reinstatement Forms

Disciplinary Process

File a Complaint:

For the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to take action on a nurse’s license to practice there must be a violation of the Nurse Practice Act. Please review Grounds for Discipline. If you suspect a nurse has violated the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act you should report it. If you are a licensed nurse in Arkansas you are obligated by law to report violations of the Nurse Practice Act to the Board. You may file a complaint online at If there is insufficient information to conduct the investigation, the complainant will be contacted for additional information provided the complainant contact information is completed. If there is insufficient information to identify the correct nurse a complaint cannot be opened.


Disciplinary FAQs:

Coming soon.


Discipline Actions:

In accordance with the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act and the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, the Arkansas State Board of Nursing took the following action after individual hearings: click here.

Disciplinary Documents and Board Orders may be downloaded and printed from or

For any Disciplinary Actions older than 2017, contact the Board of Nursing Office at 501-686-2700.


Contract Investigators:

Rick Bibb
108 Alexandra Loop
Elkins, AR 72727
Cell: 501-258-2950

Bendi Bowers
P.O. Box 605
Paragould, AR 72451-0605

Kaylee Butler
P.O. Box 242521
Little Rock, AR 72223

Gena Fryar
P.O. Box 11582
Conway, AR 72034

Terry Kuykendall
Kuykendall Investigations
405 Dakota Dr.
Cabot, AR 72023

Dane Pedersen
1100 Club Rd.
Sherwood, AR 72120
Cell: 501-580-5961

Brenda Turner, RN
P.O. Box 893
Conway, AR 72033
Cell: 501-472-1260


Pay Civil Penalty Fines

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the Arkansas State Board of Nursing is currently unable to accept civil penalty payments online. Send a check or money order to:

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204.  

You must include on the memo portion of the check that it is for a fine and include your nursing license number.

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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