How to Get Your Arkansas Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
$75 (Active within 24 hours if renewed online)
Expired (5 Years)
$25 (2 weeks for all hard copy applications)
Temporary License Processing
It takes approximately 2 weeks to receive a temporary license in Arizona and the license will last for up to 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
Licenses are not issued on a walk-in basis.
|Completed Online Application||Yes||Yes|
|Proof/Verification of Original State license||No||Yes|
|Copy/Verification of Current License||Yes||No|
|Completed Fingerprint Card (from ASBN)||No||Yes|
Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.
Nurses may renew their licenses online in Arkansas as long as the old license has expired within 5 years and the primary state of residence is not a compact state.
- An additional 5 hours of board approved CEUs required
- An additional 20 hours of board approved CEUs are required for non-active licenses
- View license verification information here.
Nurses looking to reinstate with licenses that are more than 5 years expired while also having a primary residence in a compact state must hand mail in a request to the Arkansas Board of Nursing for paper renewal (must include a self-addressed and stamped envelope).
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204