Hang in there. I recently moved to AR., from Ca. I have 7 years exp. in nursing with no infractions, and a exemplary work history. However I did have a criminal hx. back in the 80's. I'm currently attempting to change my lisensure over to AR, and have complied to their application process. I keep in touch with ASBN on my process, and have been for the past 8 months. They tell me I will have to go in front of the Board to complete this, which I have no problem with. The system is so slow, I just want to get back to work, I've been on unemployment for a while now, but I really miss my nursing. I seem to be getting closer to the end of my journey, but it has been frustrating for me. Ca. granted my license after they did my background check and successfully passed the INCLEX two months after I graduated. Simply stating that since I intervened with rehabilitation, and have had no further problems, and my criminal hx. was so long ago. I know that the application process varies from state to state, but my goodness, I am not a bad person. I love nursing and helping others. I hope your situation is lighter than mine, but I feel your frustration, and impatience. But hang in there your not alone, I'm certainly not giving up on myself, I feel that this will all come to light soon, and I will be back on my career path. Maybe I'm just not acclimated to the Arkansas system, or if their understaffed, your guess is as good as mine. I have spoken to other nurses in the community, and they do state that it may take a while,(this was four months ago), they do support my drive with positive encouragement. I hope your process is quicker than mine, and wish you the best. Remember, patience is one of a nurses best features. Peace, and good luck to you............your colleague.