Healthy Communities

ARSBN - Model

1
 Licensee Status
2
 Competence Assessment
3
 Competence Review 
A
 Initial Licensure
Graduation from an approved program or equivalency
 AND
Passed NCLEX examination (RN/LPN) or LPTN licensure examination
 AND
Provide other evidence as requested by the Board

ASBN review of application

Criminal background check and discipline databank check

B
 Renewal of Active Licensure Status
Documented evidence of the following continuing education requirements during renewal period:  

15 practice focused contact hours from a nationally recognized or state continuing education approval body recognized by the ASBN
 OR
 Maintenance of Certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by ASBN
 OR
Completed academic course in nursing or related field
 AND
Provide other evidence as requested by the Board

ASBN review of application

Random audit of applications

Non-compliance could result in civil penalties, disciplinary action and/or non-renewal of the license.

C
 Inactive Status
None None
D
 Reinstatement from Inactive
 Status

If 5 years or less:

Documented evidence of the following continuing education requirements within the past two years:

20 practice focused contact hours from a nationally recognized or state continuing education approval body recognized by the ASBN
OR
Certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by ASBN
OR
Completed academic course in nursing or related field
AND/OR
Provide other evidence as requested by the Board

If greater than 5 years:

Verification of completion of the above continuing education requirements and verification of completion of:

a refresher course approved by the ASBN
OR
an employer competency orientation program

ASBN review of application

Audit of applications as determined by Board

Non-compliance could result in civil penalties, disciplinary action and/or non-reinstatement of the license.

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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