Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

School Nursing

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education strives to improve, promote and advance the profession of school nursing by merging the evidence-based standards of practice into the educational system. The agency provides leadership, support and service to promote student health and academic success. This page features resources for healthcare services in Arkansas public schools intended to assist parents, teachers, administrators and nurses.



For more information, please contact:

Cheria McDonald, BSN, RN, NCSN
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
School Health Services
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #14
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3586
Fax: 501-682-4886

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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