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ASBN - Veteran

For purposes of Arkansas licensure, a Veteran is an individual who has served on active duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, for any length of time, and has been honorably discharged within one (1) year from active duty.

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

Situation 1:

Are you a veteran that has been discharged within one (1) year from active duty 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 select “Yes, Veteran within one (1) year of discharge" and upload supporting documents. Supporting documents include one of the following:

Support Services available in Situation 1

Situation 2:

Are you a veteran that has been honorably discharged within one (1) year from active duty 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?”

Please select “Yes, Veteran within one (1) year of discharge and upload supporting documents." Supporting documents include one of the following:

Support Services available in Situation 2

Situation 3:

Are you a recent nursing education program graduate that has not taken the licensure examination? And, are you a veteran that has been honorably discharged within one (1) year from active duty?

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?” Please select “Yes, Veteran within one (1) year of discharge” and upload supporting documents. Supporting documents include one of the following:


Resources:

 

Military Education and Training

Arkansas State Board of Nursing allows an individual who has graduated from one of the listed military programs, to submit application and sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) NCLEX®. If an individual is already licensed, refer to endorsement of a license. 

Support Services available in Situation 3

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