Nursing Licensure

State Nursing Licenses are kind of a big deal when you're looking to hit the road on your next adventure. We've assembled the reference below to provide a lot of the info that you'll want to know. Of course, if you need help getting a license, remember that Atlas is here to help and offers license reimbursement when you travel with us!

Alabama

Is Alabama a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? If the regulatory questions are answered "yes" and submit required documentation, then 48 hours. Otherwise, could take longer.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days - only issued once and not renewable. A temporary permit is not available for reinstatement applicants

How much does a temp license cost? $50

How long does it take to get a permanent license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis. If all required documentation has been submitted, it could be as short as 48 hours.

How much does a perm license cost? Application fee of $100, transaction fee $3.50, and temporary permit cost of $50.

Application Process: Online

Is Alabama a NURSYS state? No

Is Alabama a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: Every two years

Renewal Fee: $100 renewal fee and $3.50 online fee

Lapsed License: If you previously held an Alabama nursing license and your license is now lapsed, you must apply for and have the license reinstated before returning to work as a nurse in this state

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $250 with a $3.50 transaction fee

*The information above was provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

ABN Contact Info:
Phone: 1-800-656-531
Fax: 1-334-293-5201
E-Mail: abn@abn.alabama.gov
Web: www.abn.alabama.gov

Alaska

Is Alaska a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 10 Business days upon receipt of all necessary documents

How long is a temp license good for? 6 Months, It is attached to the permanent license, cannot be applied for separately. Most people do not need it, does not expedite. The ones who should consider it are those who have an original or current state that is not on NURSYS and needs to be verified for the application.

How much does a temp license cost? $100

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 10 Business days upon receipt of all necessary documents

How much does a perm license cost? $375

Application Process: Paper application, mailed with fingerprints

Is Alaska a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Alaska a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: 2 years, Nov 30 of even numbered years

Renewal Fee: $200

Lapsed License: Paper application for reinstatement

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $375 ($100 penalty fee if lapsed 60 days or more, $200 license fee, and $75.00 fingerprint fee if lapsed for 1 year or more)

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Board of Nursing Office Location
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Office Assistant
Shirley DeBose
shirley.debose@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 269-8161
Fax: (907) 269-8156

RN, LPN, Advanced Practice Licensing Examiner ( Last Names A - F )
Madeleine Henderson
madeleine.henderson@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 269-8401
Fax: (907) 269-8156

RN, LPN and Advanced Practice Licensing Examiner ( Last Names G - L )
Christopher Napoleon
chris.napoleon@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 334-2611
Fax: (907) 269-8156

RN, LPN, Advanced Practice Licensing Examiner ( Last Names M - R )
Peter Hall
peter.hall@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 269-8402
Fax: (907) 269-8156

RN, LPN and Advanced Practice Licensing Examiner ( Last Names S - Z )
Danielle Curry
danielle.curry@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 269-8184
Fax: (907) 269-8156

Arizona

Is Arizona a walk-through state? Yes, 48 hours for emergencies only

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 30 days

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $50

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 30-60 days

How much does a perm license cost? $200 ($150 app fee and $50 fingerprint fee)

Application Process: Online

Is Arizona a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Arizona a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: 4 years

Renewal Fee: $160 and $3.00 convenience fee for online renewal

Lapsed License: more than 30 days after license expiration, renewal application and Late/Invalid License Questionnaire

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $50 fee per month up to a total late fee of $200

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-7800
https://www.azbn.gov/

Arkansas

Is Arkansas a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 3-5 Days upon receipt of required documentation

How long is a temp license good for? 6 Months

How much does a temp license cost? $30

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-5 Days upon receipt of required documentation

How much does a perm license cost? $125

Application Process: Online

Is Arkansas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Arkansas a compact state? Yes, in the event a traveler moves out of Arkansas the compact licensure will remain active for 90 days following the notification of new residency submitted to Arkansas BON

Renewal Cycle: staggered biennial birthdate system

Renewal Fee: $100

Lapsed License: considered expired if not renewed by midnight on the expiration date, a license which has been expired for less than 5 years may still be renewed online

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Additional $100

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

Phone: 501-686-2700
Fax: 501-686-2714
https://www.arsbn.org/

California

Is California a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 8-10 Weeks

How long is a temp license good for? No longer than 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $100

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 10-12 Weeks; up to 6 months

How much does a perm license cost? $300-$750 depending on what state Degree was received

Application Process: Online or Mail

Is California a NURSYS state? Yes

Is California a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: Every 2 years based on birthday month, Online updates within 72 Hours

Renewal Fee: $190.00

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $280 if Less than 8 years past due, $350 + $49.99 Fingerprint card for more than 8 years past due

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Physical Address
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

Phone: 916-322-3350

Mailing Address
Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
https://www.rn.ca.gov/

Colorado

Is Colorado a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 4-5 weeks, typically not used as perm has a short turnaround time

How much does a temp license cost? Included in Cost of perm license

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 30 Days

How much does a perm license cost? $164 including background and fingerprint fees

Application Process: Online

Is Colorado a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Colorado a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: September 30 of odd or even numbered years dependent upon issue date

Renewal Fee: Not the same every year $106

Lapsed License: Inactive for 2+ years

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $154, mailed application

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Ph. 303-894-7800
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Nursing

Connecticut

Is Connecticut a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 15 Business days, applicants must hold a current, valid registered nurse license in another US State or territory

How long is a temp license good for? 120 Days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in cost of perm license

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $180.00

Application Process: Online

Is Connecticut a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Connecticut a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: Annual

Renewal Fee: $110, Online

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $180, mail

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
RN Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1981
Email: dph.nursingteam@ct.gov
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Registered-Nurse/Registered-Nurse-Licensure

Delaware

Is Delaware a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 7 business days after the Board of Nursing receives all necessary paperwork

How long is a temp license good for? 90 Days, can be extended for up to 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $40

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $156 + $65 to cover State of DE and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal checks

Application Process: Mail paper application

Is Delaware a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Delaware a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Expiration is based on when license was originally issued, Odd Years

Renewal Fee: Varies, notified of fee at time of online renewal

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: 50% of renewal fee, roughly $234, paper application

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Ph. 902-744-4500
https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

District of Columbia

Is Washington D.C. a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-5 days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Temp license must be requested at the time of registration of Permanent licensure fees included.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-5 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $230

Application Process: Print application from website. Application must be mailed in to PO BOX or physically delivered to the BON.

Is Washington D.C. a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Washington D.C. a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN License renewals are due to be renewed by 6/30 on Even Numbered years. Renewal can be done online.

Renewal Fee: $145

Lapsed License: $230 fee to be paid along with written letter of explanation for lapsed license and completed Reinstatement application.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in April 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Physical Address:
899 North Capitol St. NE.
Washington, DC. 20002

Mailing Address:
DC Board of Nursing renewal
P.O. Box 37802
Washington, DC. 20013
1-877-672-2174
https://dchealth.dc.gov

Florida

Is Florida a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 7-30 Business days upon receipt of all required documents

How much does a perm license cost? $110 Application Fee

Application Process: Online

Is Florida a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Florida a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Biennial

Renewal Fee: $75

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $130, if renewing 120 days after expiration $210

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Board Of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Board Office phone: 850-245-4125
Customer Contact Center phone: 850-488-0595

Georgia

Is Georgia a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No Temporary license is issued in GA.

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $40 application fee and Background Check

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Georgia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Georgia a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Licenses expire on Jan 31 of even or odd numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $65

Lapsed License: License is revoked, and Application process must be restarted.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, Ga 31217
478-207-2440
http://sos.ga.gov

Hawaii

Is Hawaii a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1 to 2 days

How long is a temp license good for? 3 months

How much does a temp license cost? $50

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2 to 3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $234

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Hawaii a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Hawaii a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: License is subject to renewal by June 30, Odd numbered Years, Regardless of issue date.

Renewal Fee: $40

Lapsed License: Same process as renewal

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: 40

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
335 Merchant St. #301
Honolulu, HI 69813
808-586-269
http://cca.hawaii.gov

Idaho

Is Idaho a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1 month

How much does a perm license cost? $152

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Idaho a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Idaho a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Licenses are renewed every other odd numbered year. Licenses expire on August 31 of the applicable year.

Renewal Fee: $90

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $125 if the license has not lapsed for more than 1 year. After 1 lapsed year the application process must re-start.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
280 N 8th st. #210
Boise, ID 83702
08-577-2476
https://ibn.idaho.gov/

Illinois

Is Illinois a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 6mo. Or until issue of permanent license

How much does a temp license cost? $75

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? License is $98, to receive your IL nursing license you must pass the NCLEX exam $200.

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Illinois a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Illinois a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: IL licensure is good for 2 years, in this time period RN must have 120 required hours of continuing education for renewal.

Renewal Fee: $80

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $80 Renewal fee + $ based on time tiers and individual circumstances.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
1-800-560-6420
https://www.idfpr.com

Indiana

Is Indiana a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No time period but can be issued in as little as 2 weeks.

How long is a temp license good for? 90

How much does a temp license cost? 10

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $50

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Indiana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Indiana a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: Licenses expire on October 31 of off-numbered years, Regardless of the issuance date.

Renewal Fee: $50

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $50 renewal fee + $50 late fee

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
402 West Washington St.
Suite W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2043
https://www.in.gov

Iowa

Is Iowa a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 30 days or until Perm license is active.

How much does a temp license cost? No additional cost.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Licenses are processed as quick as possible. Expect 4 weeks or more.

How much does a perm license cost? $193

Application Process: Online or Mail Paper application

Is Iowa a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Iowa a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Every 3 years, due 30 days prior to the 15th of the licensee's birth month. Renewal of a license between the 16th of the licensee birth month and the 15 of the following month requires additional late fee $50.

Renewal Fee: $99

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $225

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
400 SW 8th st.
suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-281-4827
https://nursing.iowa.gov/licensure

Kansas

Is Kansas a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 180 days or until the Perm license has been issued.

How much does a temp license cost? No additional fees

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $275

Application Process: Online

Is Kansas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Kansas a compact state? NO

Renewal Cycle: RN License renewal is due by the end of RN's birth month on even numbered birth year.

Renewal Fee: $55

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $70 + 30 hours of continual education

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
900 SW Jackson St.
suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4929
https://ksbn.kansas.gov

Kentucky

Is Kentucky a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 6 mo. maximum

How much does a temp license cost? Fees included with cost of permanent license.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $125

Application Process: Online, Paper application can be requested for additional fee.

Is Kentucky a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Kentucky a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Yearly renewal done between Sept 15th to Oct 31 yearly.

Renewal Fee: $65

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $125 + Application process must be re-done.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
312 Whittington Parkway #300
Louisville, Ky 40222
1-800-305-2042
https://kbn.ky.gov

Louisiana

Is Louisiana a walk-through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1 Day

How long is a temp license good for? 90 Days

How much does a temp license cost? $193.00

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $139.25

Application Process: ALL online

Is Louisiana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Louisiana a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: Initial license is good for one year, Renewals thereafter are for 2 years. Renewal season runs from October 1 to Jan 31st.

Renewal Fee: 100

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Full Reinstatement and application is required + $50 late fee for each renewed license.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225-755-7500
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us

Maine

Is Maine a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No Temp license issued

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Maine a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Maine a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: License is renewed on Birthdate every 2 years.

Renewal Fee: $75

Lapsed License: Process varies by scenario and individual circumstances.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $85

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
207-287-1133
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
August, Me 04333
https://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

Maryland

Is Maryland a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1 week

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $40

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 6-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Maryland a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Maryland a compact state? NO

Renewal Cycle: Renewal is required by birthdate every 2 years.

Renewal Fee: $50

Lapsed License: If license expires application process must be re-started and done through mail. NO ONLINE reinstatement

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $50

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
4140 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
888-202-9861
https://mbon.maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Is Massachusetts a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 5-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $235

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Massachusetts a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Massachusetts a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN licenses expire at 11:59 on your Birthdate in even numbered Years.

Renewal Fee: $120

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Additional $57 + Standard Renewal Fee.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
239 Causeway St. suite 500
5th floor
Boston, MA. 02114
617-973-0900
www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing

Michigan

Is Michigan a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? A Temp license is only available to Canadian Residents.

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $141

Application Process: ONLINE

Is Michigan a NURSYS state? No

Is Michigan a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: When license is originally issued it is good for only 1 year. Renewal thereafter is due every 2 years on original issue date.

Renewal Fee: $126

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Must begin license process over.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa
1st floor,
Lansing, MI 48933
517-339-9700
www.michigan.gov

Minnesota

Is Minnesota a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Usually 1 week after submission of application

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days

How much does a temp license cost? Cost is included in Perm license and application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Varies, average 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $138.25

Application Process: Online or by special request you can have an application mailed to you - Finger prints must be taken in MN.

Is Minnesota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Minnesota a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: When license is originally issued it is good for only 1 year or less based on the month and year of Birth. Renewal thereafter is due every 2 years on date of Expiration.

Renewal Fee: $85

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $105

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
2829 University Ave. SE #200
Minneapolis, MN. 55414
612-317-3000
888-234-2690
https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/licensure/

Mississippi

Is Mississippi a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license?NA

How long is a temp license good for?NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1 to 2 weeks.

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Application Process: Online

Is Mississippi a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Mississippi a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: The license renewal period is for two years on Even numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $100

Lapsed License: Application, Background and fingerprints will have to be completed.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: If one month past due fee is $50, any time over one month fees go up to $150. RN will be responsible for fees associated with Reinstatement application process.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
713 S Pear Orchard Rd. #300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-957-6300
https://www.msbn.ms.gov/

Missouri

Is Missouri a walk-through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Same Day

How long is a temp license good for? 30 Days

How much does a temp license cost? Fees included in perm license

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Same Day - 2 weeks.

How much does a perm license cost? $55

Application Process: Online or mail in paper application

Is Missouri a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Missouri a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Renewal is done every 2 years. RN licenses expire on April 30 of odd years.

Renewal Fee: 60

Lapsed License: 50

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Renewal fee + lapsed license fee - Renewal Rn petition and finger prints required.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
3605 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, Mo, 65109
573-751-068
https://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Montana

Is Montana a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Usually within 1 week

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Fees included in cost of Perm License $125.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $125

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Montana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Montana a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: All RN licenses expire on December 31 of even - numbered years - ALL Rn's must maintain proof of 24 continuing education credits per 2 year licensing period.

Renewal Fee: $100

Lapsed License: A license is lapsed after 2 years.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Renewal fee and re-begin application process.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
301 South Park
4th Floor
Helena, Mt. 59620
406-444-5711
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur

Nebraska

Is Nebraska a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4 to 5 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $123

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Nebraska a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Nebraska a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN license expires on October 31 of even numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $123

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $123 - Circumstantial depending on time period license was lapsed.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
301 Centennial Mall
South Lincoln, Ne 68509
402-471-3121
https://www.registerednursern.com/nebraska-board-of-nursing-board-of-nursing-nebraska-ne-information-registered-nurse-rn/

Nevada

Is Nevada a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-3 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 6 mo.

How much does a temp license cost? Fees included with Permanent license.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-4 months

How much does a perm license cost? $105

Application Process: Online only

Is Nevada a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Nevada a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN license is good for 2 years and expires on date of birth.

Renewal Fee: $100

Lapsed License: Nevada has no grace period and may also require a refresher application depending on circumstances with additional $50.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Renewal Fee + late fee $100

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Building B, suite 300
Las Vegas, NV. 89119

5011 Meadowood Mall Way
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502
888-590-6726
https://nevadanursingboard.org/

New Hampshire

Is New Hampshire a walk-through state? NO

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Only for VT, MA, and CT.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 Days

How much does a temp license cost? $120 for Permanent + $20

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1 week or less

How much does a perm license cost? $120

Application Process: Online

Is New Hampshire a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Hampshire a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: License expires on Birthdate and licenses are good for 2 years.

Renewal Fee: $80 prior to expiration date, $120 after expiration date

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: NH requires all paperwork, education and fees to be paid before reinstatement.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
121 S Fruit St.
Concord, NH. 03301
603-271-6788
https://www.oplc.nh.gov

New Jersey

Is New Jersey a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? 200

Application Process: Online

Is New Jersey a NURSYS state? No

Is New Jersey a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: Biennial

Renewal Fee: $160

Lapsed License: License shall be suspended for 30 days following the expiration date.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $160 Renewal fee for biennial renewal period for which Reinstatement is sought + $100 Reinstatement fee.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07102
973-504-6430
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

New Mexico

Is New Mexico a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Usually issued within 1 week.

How long is a temp license good for? 3 months

How much does a temp license cost? $60

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Application Process: Online only

Is New Mexico a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Mexico a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN license renewal is every two years and must be completed by the end of the RN birth month.

Renewal Fee: $110

Lapsed License: If your license has lapsed you will need to submit the expired/Lapsed Attestation within 5 days of submitting renewal application.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $200

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
6301 Indian School Rd. NE #710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-841-8340
https://nmbon.sks.com

New York

Is New York a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 6-8 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $143

Application Process: Online

Is New York a NURSYS state? No

Is New York a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: NY License is valid for life. The registration certificate must be renewed every 3 years with expiration on birthdate.

Renewal Fee: $73

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: All Education, and state license requirements must be current before reinstatement can be issued.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
89 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY, 12234
518-474-3817
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

North Carolina

Is North Carolina a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2-4 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 6 Months or until Permanent license is issued.

How much does a temp license cost? Cost is included in fees for permanent license.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 6-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Application Process: Online

Is North Carolina a NURSYS state? Yes

Is North Carolina a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Licenses are valid for 2 years. You are required to renew your license by the last day of your birth month.

Renewal Fee: $100

Lapsed License: A license is placed in Lapsed status at midnight on the last day of the expiration month.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $100 - Inactive Status or $180 - Expired Status

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC. 27607
919-782-3211
https://www.ncbon.com

North Dakota

Is North Dakota a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 days. Based on circumstances and completion of required documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Fees are included with cost of Perm license.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1-2 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $130

Application Process: Online

Is North Dakota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is North Dakota a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: License is good for 2 years based on licensure date of issue.

Renewal Fee: $120

Lapsed License: RN Must have all continued education requirements fulfilled as well as all applications current with ND.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $240

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
919 S 7th St. #504
Bismarck, ND 58504
701-328-9777
https://www.ndbon.org/

Ohio

Is Ohio a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Temp license only issued if all other requirements are fulfilled but background.

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months or until perm license is issued

How much does a temp license cost? Fees are included with Perm license cost.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-5 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Application Process: Online

Is Ohio a NURSYS state? No

Is Ohio a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN license is up for renewal every 2 years on odd numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $65 + $50 late fee.

Lapsed License: RN must pay all fees and have all Ohio paperwork and continued education current.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $65 renewal fee + $50 late fee

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
17 S. Hight St. #660
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3947
https://www.ndbon.org/

Oklahoma

Is Oklahoma a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2-3 days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 Days

How much does a temp license cost? Cost of Permanent license + $40

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-5 weeks.

How much does a perm license cost? $85

Application Process: Online

Is Oklahoma a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Oklahoma a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: The RN Licensure expires every 2 Years on even numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $75

Lapsed License: All fees, education and Reinstatement paperwork must be completed and current. Based on Individual circumstances.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $115

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
2915 n Classen Blvd
Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405-962-1800
https://nursing.ok.gov/

Oregon

Is Oregon a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 5-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $195

Application Process: Online

Is Oregon a NURSYS state? No

Is Oregon a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: License is good for 2 years and is up for renewal based on if you were born on an odd year or an even year.

Renewal Fee: $158 After a license has been expired up to 60 days an additional $100 is added. License is lapsed after 60 days.

Lapsed License: To re-apply the RN Must meet the RN practice requirements/Continuing education, fingerprints and all paper work must be current as well as reinstatement fee paid.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $264 based on circumstances, more fees may apply.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
971-673-0685

https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN
Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 1 year

How much does a temp license cost? Cost of Permanent license + $35

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Pennsylvania a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Pennsylvania a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN licensure is Renewed Every 2 years based on date issued.

Renewal Fee: $65

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Fees and process are based on circumstances of individual. Board asks you to call and inquire on an individual basis.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
2601 N 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA. 17110
717-783-7142
https://www.dos.pa.gov

Rhode Island

Is Rhode Island a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $135

Application Process: Online

Is Rhode Island a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Rhode Island a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN is required to renew license every 2 years. Mandatory continuing education is required/renewal period.

Renewal Fee: $135

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: All renewal requirements must be fulfilled.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-5960
http://health.ri.gov/

South Carolina

Is South Carolina a walk-through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1 day if all paperwork is completed and correct.

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days

How much does a temp license cost? $10 additional to perm cost

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is South Carolina a NURSYS state? Yes

Is South Carolina a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: Every even 2 years based on date of issue.

Renewal Fee: $75

Lapsed License: New Criminal background check and Fingerprints may be required based on individual RN circumstances.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Renewal fee + $60

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4550
https://www.llr.sc.gov/pol/nursing/

South Dakota

Is South Dakota a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $25 additional to perm cost

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-5 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Application Process: Online only

Is South Dakota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is South Dakota a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN licenses expire on Birthdate every 2 years.

Renewal Fee: $115

Lapsed License: $50

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
605-362-2760
https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

Tennessee

Is Tennessee a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No

How long is a temp license good for? No

How much does a temp license cost? No

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $115

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Tennessee a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Tennessee a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN license is renewed every 2 years. Birth month and year even or odd.

Renewal Fee: $100

Lapsed License: Based on individual circumstances additional fees may be added.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $200

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
665 Mainstream Dr.
2nd Floor
Nashville, TN. 37243
615-532-5166
www.tn.gov

Texas

Is Texas a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Up to 2 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 120 Days

How much does a temp license cost? Cost included in fees for perm license

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4 to 6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $186

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Texas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Texas a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: After first year of activation is completed, RN licensure renewal is every 2 years based on birth year being odd or even number.

Renewal Fee: $65

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $75

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
333 Guadalupe St. #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
512-305-7400
www.bon.texas.gov

Utah

Is Utah a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1-2 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $95

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Utah a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Utah a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN licenses expire on Jan 31 of odd years.

Renewal Fee: $58

Lapsed License: $108

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: Reinstatement fee for being late 30 days or less is an additional $20. Reinstatement fee for between 31 days and 2 years is an additional $50. If license is lapsed for longer than 2 years contact the Utah BON for instructions.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
Herber M. Wells Building
4th floor
160 east 300 South
Salt lake City, UT 84111
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/index.html

Vermont

Is Vermont a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1-2 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Application Process: Online

Is Vermont a NURSYS state? yes

Is Vermont a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN licenses expire on March 31 on odd numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $140

Lapsed License: A license is lapsed if it is not immediately renewed. Individual circumstances are taken into consideration for a lapsed RN license. Contact the VT BON.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
89 Main St.
3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620
802-828-2396
https://www.sec.state.vt.us

Virginia

Is Virginia a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? NA

How long is a temp license good for? NA

How much does a temp license cost? NA

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $190

Application Process: Online or mail paper application

Is Virginia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Virginia a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN's must renew their license every 2 years based on being born in even or odd year. License must be renewed by last day of Birthday month.

Renewal Fee: $140

Lapsed License: If license is expired for less than 2 years, RN only needs to pay fee and submit Reinstatement application. If license has lapsed for more than 1 renewal period, RN must follow different reinstatement path and contact VABON.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $225 + Reinstatement application

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
9960 Mayland Dr. #300
Ridge, VA. 23233
804-367-4515
https://www.virginia.gov

Washington

Is Washington a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 days if all paperwork is completed.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Fee included in perm license.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $120

Application Process: Mail Paper Application ONLY

Is Washington a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Washington a compact state? No

Renewal Cycle: RN renews on birthday every year. Every 3 years RN must prove 531 active practice hours and 45 of continuing education.

Renewal Fee: $120 + $2.50 for online renewal fee

Lapsed License: Must comply with reinstatement process set by Washington BON/ This is based on individual circumstances.

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
111 Israel Rd. SE
Tumwater, WA. 98501
360-236-4703
https://www.doh.wa.gov/

West Virginia

Is West Virginia a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 3-4 days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Application Process: Online

Is West Virginia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is West Virginia a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: All RN licenses expire October 31 of each individual year

Renewal Fee: $67

Lapsed License: Must fill out an RN license Reinstatement form

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $115

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
90 MacCorkle Ave SW #203
South Charleston, WV 25303
304-744-0900
http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin

Is Wisconsin a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 15-20 days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $10

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-3 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $90

Application Process: Online or Mail paper application

Is Wisconsin a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Wisconsin a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN licenses must be renewed by 2/28 of even nubmered years.

Renewal Fee: $86

Lapsed License: $86 Renewal fee + Late fee $25. RN must pay all additional fees required and complete the workforce survey to the satisfaction of the board.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $111

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-2112
https://dsps.wi.gov

Wyoming

Is Wyoming a walk-through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 10-15 days

How long is a temp license good for? 120 days

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 45-60 days

How much does a perm license cost? $135

Application Process: Online

Is Wyoming a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Wyoming a compact state? Yes

Renewal Cycle: RN's renewal time Ends on Dec 31st of even numbered years.

Renewal Fee: $110

Lapsed License: License is lapsed if renewal is missed. RN must start full application process over with new fingerprints and background check.

Reinstatement Fee for lapsed license: $135 + all other fees required by BON

*The information above was provided by the Board of Nursing in March 2019; information is subject to change

Board of Nursing Contact Info:
130 Hobbs Ave. B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7601
https://nursing-online.state.wy.us

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