Arkansas State Board of Nursing Launches New Online Tool

  Arkansas State Board of Nursing Launches New Online Tool

        Online application system streamlines the application process

Business Wire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- March 13, 2013

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) recently launched a new online
Licensure application system. The program is the first in the state to
integrate the Criminal Background Check process into the online application
process. To access the application, visit

“We are excited to introduce this valuable and efficient new online service,”
said ASBN Director Sue Tedford. “The new automated process is expected to
significantly reduce the application approval time. This system will replace
the previous manual process for 24 nursing license types.”

Previously, nurses and students completed and submitted paper applications by
mail or in person. ASBN staff manually entered and submitted each application
through the Criminal Back Ground Check process for license review. With over
3,000 new licenses processed annually, the cost savings in paper and time for
both nurses and students and the ASBN will be extraordinary. A key feature of
the new application process incorporates an application “Status Check” which
allows the board to communicate directly with the applicant regarding the
applicant’s application and allows the applicant to view their application as
it moves through the phases of processing.

About is the official Web site of the state of Arkansas
( and a service of the Information Network of Arkansas
offering more than 1100 state and local online services. The Information
Network of Arkansas is a public-private partnership between the state of
Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium that helps state government
entities Web-enable their information services. Little Rock-based AIC is part
of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

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Phil Billingsley, 501-324-8913
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