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ASBN - Military Spouse

For purposes of Arkansas licensure, a military spouse is an individual who is currently married to an active duty service member or a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service.

There are several situations in which a spouse would need licensure information; each situation below identifies services available in each of these circumstances.

Situation 1:

Are you the spouse of an active duty service member or the spouse of a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service and do you already have a nursing license in Arkansas?

Renewal Application Information 

You will submit the appropriate Renewal Licensure Application.  During the process of completing your application you will answer an eligibility question that asks “Are you or your spouse currently an active duty member of the military of the United States or a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service?”

You will have a choice to select either “Yes, Spouse of active duty military member” or “Yes, Spouse of veteran within one (1) year of discharge”

You will need to upload supporting documents.

Supporting documents for the spouse of active duty military member include one of the following:

Supporting documents for a spouse of veterans within one (1) year of discharge include one of the following:

Support Services available in Situation 1

Situation 2:

Are you the spouse of an active duty service member or the spouse of a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service and do you already have a nursing license in another state?

Licensure by Endorsement: Application Information

You will submit the appropriate Endorsement Application. During the process of completing your application you will answer an eligibility question that asks, “Are you or your spouse currently an active duty member of the military of the United States or a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service?”

You will have a choice to select either “Yes, Spouse of active duty military member” or “Yes, Spouse of veteran within one (1) year of discharge”.

You will need to upload supporting documents.

Supporting documents for the spouse of active duty military member include one of the following:

Supporting documents for a spouse of veterans within one (1) year of discharge include one of the following:

Support Services available in Situation 2

Situation 3:

Are you the spouse of an active duty service member or the spouse of a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service? Are you a recent nursing education program graduate that has not taken the licensure examination?

Licensure by Exam: Application Information

You will submit the appropriate Initial by Exam Licensure Application. During the process of completing your application you will answer an eligibility question that asks “Are you or your spouse currently an active duty member of the military of the United States or a veteran within one (1) year of discharge from service?”

You will have a choice to select either “Yes, Spouse of active duty military member” or “Yes, Spouse of veteran within one (1) year of discharge”.

You will need to upload supporting documents.

Supporting documents for the spouse of active duty military member include one of the following:

Supporting documents for a spouse of veterans within one (1) year of discharge include one of the following:

Support Services available in Situation 3

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