An institution, seeking to establish an Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) education program leading to licensure, shall submit a letter of intent to the Board.
· APRN programs shall comply with criteria established by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE).
· APRN programs shall have appropriate professional accreditation (nursing accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation) to be approved by the Board.
· Arkansas considers teaching in nursing education programs to be the practice of nursing, and therefore requires all faculty be licensed or have the privilege to practice nursing in Arkansas.
· Students enrolled in APRN programs, who are completing clinical experiences in Arkansas, are required to be licensed or have the privilege to practice nursing in Arkansas.
Licensure: All faculty must be licensed in Arkansas. Students must be licensed or have the privilege to practice nursing in Arkansas.
View Arkansas' Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules.