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        TRAVEL

        NURSE’S

        GUIDE TO

        ARKANSAS

 

 

TRAVEL
NURSE’S
GUIDE TO ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS BY THE NUMBERS

$60K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in ARKANSAS

51
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of ARKANSAS

35%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.
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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

While permanent RNs in Arkansas earn about $54,350 per year, their travel nursing counterparts tend to earn 10-30% more. Those numbers can change based on factors such as location, specialty and experience.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

While permanent RNs in Arkansas earn about $54,350 per year, their travel nursing counterparts tend to earn 10-30% more. Those numbers can change based on factors such as location, specialty and experience.

HOW DO I GET MY ARKANSAS

NURSING LICENSE?

Applicants for an Arkansas nursing license must have graduated from an approved school and have passed the NCLEX. Applicants must live in Arkansas, a non-compact state, or a country outside the USA to complete the application. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) reserves the right to reject applicants who have had a license revoked, suspended or placed on probation in another jurisdiction; the ASBN can also reject those who have been convicted of crimes.

To get an Arkansas nursing license, follow these steps:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay listed fees by credit card or within the online process. Save the INA Search ID number located in the payment summary because you will need to include it on your fingerprint cards.
  • Provide you Social Security Number, mailing address and email address.
  • Submit verification of licenses in other jurisdictions.
    • Use Nursys to validate licensures in participating jurisdictions.
    • Use this form to validate licensures in jurisdictions not participating in Nursys.
  • An applicant who has not worked as a nurse for a period of time longer than five years must also do the following: practice nursing for at least 1,000 hours within a year prior to applying, submit verification of employment, complete an Arkansas-approved refresher course within one year of application, and graduate from an approved nursing education program within one year of the application date.
  • The application requires a criminal background check unless one has been filed with the ASBN within a year of the application.
    • The necessary information for the background check will be gathered during the general application process, but here are additional instructions.
    • Mail fingerprint cards with INA Search ID to: One State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209
  • Once you receive your license, check this site to verify. The ASBN doesn’t mail paper licenses.

HOW DO I GET MY ARKANSAS NURSING LICENSE?

Applicants for an Arkansas nursing license must have graduated from an approved school and have passed the NCLEX. Applicants must live in Arkansas, a non-compact state, or a country outside the USA to complete the application. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) reserves the right to reject applicants who have had a license revoked, suspended or placed on probation in another jurisdiction; the ASBN can also reject those who have been convicted of crimes.

To get an Arkansas nursing license, follow these steps:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay listed fees by credit card or within the online process. Save the INA Search ID number located in the payment summary because you will need to include it on your fingerprint cards.
  • Provide you Social Security Number, mailing address and email address.
  • Submit verification of licenses in other jurisdictions.
    • Use Nursys to validate licensures in participating jurisdictions.
    • Use this form to validate licensures in jurisdictions not participating in Nursys.
  • An applicant who has not worked as a nurse for a period of time longer than five years must also do the following: practice nursing for at least 1,000 hours within a year prior to applying, submit verification of employment, complete an Arkansas-approved refresher course within one year of application, and graduate from an approved nursing education program within one year of the application date.
  • The application requires a criminal background check unless one has been filed with the ASBN within a year of the application.
    • The necessary information for the background check will be gathered during the general application process, but here are additional instructions.
    • Mail fingerprint cards with INA Search ID to: One State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209
  • Once you receive your license, check this site to verify. The ASBN doesn’t mail paper licenses.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN ARKANSAS

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN ARKANSAS

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN ARKANSAS

If you would like assistance finding the right place to live during your time as a travel nurse in Arkansas, please do not hesitate to contact our travel and housing department, who would love to help you. To give you an idea of the cost of living in this state, here are some statistics.

The average cost of living for a single adult living in Arkansas is $20,633. Here are some statistics comparing Arkansas apartment rental prices with the national average:

  • One-bedroom: 35% below the national average
  • Two-bedroom: 34% below the national average
  • Three-bedroom: 32% below the national average

Cost of living and rental prices will vary based on location within Arkansas. Please contact a travel nursing recruiter at MSO today with any questions.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN ARKANSAS

If you would like assistance finding the right place to live during your time as a travel nurse in Arkansas, please do not hesitate to contact our travel and housing department, who would love to help you. To give you an idea of the cost of living in this state, here are some statistics.

The average cost of living for a single adult living in Arkansas is $20,633. Here are some statistics comparing Arkansas apartment rental prices with the national average:

  • One-bedroom: 35% below the national average
  • Two-bedroom: 34% below the national average
  • Three-bedroom: 32% below the national average

Cost of living and rental prices will vary based on location within Arkansas. Please contact a travel nursing recruiter at MSO today with any questions.