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ARSBN - LPN Initial by exam

This License Application is for new graduates that wish to apply for initial licensure by examination. It is NOT an application for renewal or endorsement of a license from another state.

The information contained herein is designed to assist you with information you need to begin the application process. Read the instructions and provide all required documentation. Applicants must complete the application process for both Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) and Pearson VUE to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX®). Additional instructions are located within the online system as you progress through the application process.

General Instructions

The following 1- 5 is required:

1.  State Application for Licensure Information

ASBN Application

Declaration of Primary State of Residence

2. Fee Information

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
You will receive a payment receipt by email which should be printed as proof of payment.

3. Affidavit of Graduation Information

4. Pearson VUE Registration/NCLEX Information

5. Criminal Background Check Information

6. Temporary Permit Information

7. Licensure Information

An official transcript must be submitted to the ASBN office prior to release of your examination results and issuance of a license. This must come directly from your nursing program. In accordance with the ASBN Rules, a transcript shall reflect:

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Arkansas Department of Health
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