Travel Nurse State Licensure Information

State Licensure Information

We help nurses through the license application process from start to finish.

Whether you are a first time or an experienced travel nurse, applying for license (aka endorsement)  in another state can be daunting.   Go Healthcare compiled a list of the BON websites for all 50 states to make it easy to access the application and the information to get you on your way.  C’mon, let’s go! 

Alabama (compact state) 

Phone:  Fax: 334.242.460
Time frame for Temporary License: 14 Days | For Permanent: 2-3 Weeks
Go to Alabama

Alaska

Phone: 907.269.8161  Fax: 907.269-8196
Time frame for Temporary License: 10-15 Days| For Permanent: 6-8 Weeks
Go to Alaska

Arizona (compact state) 

Phone: 602.771.7800  Fax: 602.771.7888 
Time frame for Temporary License: Walk-Thru-48 Hours or 1-2 weeks by mail | For Permanent: 8-12 Weeks
Go to Arizona

Arkansas (compact state) 

Phone: 501.682.2700 Fax: 501.686.2714 
Time Frame for Temporary: 6 Days | For Permanent: 10 weeks, must complete background check
Go to Arkansas

California

Phone: 916.322.3350 Fax: 916.574.7697 
Time Frame for Temporary: 4-6 wks by mail | For Permanent: 4-5 Months
Go to California

Colorado (compact state)

Phone: 303.894.2430 Fax: 303.894.2821 
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 1-2 Weeks (Perm) 3-4 Weeks
Go to Colorado

Connecticut

Phone: 860.509.7603  Fax: 860.509.8457 
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 5-15 Days (Perm) 2-3 weeks
Go to Connecticut

Delaware (compact state)

Phone: 302.744.4500 Fax: 302.739.2711 
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 4-6 weeks (Perm) 6-8 weeks
Go to Delaware

District of Columbia

Phone: 202.724.4900
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 5-10 days (Perm) 3 Weeks Upon Receipt of all required documents
Go to DC

Florida (compact state)

Phone: 850.245.4125 Fax: 850.245.4172  
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 30 Days
Go to Florida

Georgia

Phone: 478.207.2440 Fax: 877.588.0446 
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 15-30 days (Perm) 15-30 Days Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Georgia

Hawaii

Phone: 808.586.3000 
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) | Walk Through for (Perm) 20-30 Days Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Hawaii

Idaho (compact state)

Phone: 208.334.3110 Fax: 208.334.3262 
Time Frame for Temporary: Same Day If Walk Through – 2 days if by mail |  (Perm) 2-6 Weeks
Go to Idaho

Illinois

Phone: 217.785.0800  Fax: 217.782.7645  
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 14 business days upon receipt of all docs | (Perm) 6-8 Weeks
Go to Illinois

Indiana

Phone: 317.234.2043 Fax: 317.233.42
Time Frame for Temporary:  3-4 weeks | (Perm) 6-8 Weeks-Depends Upon Receipt of all documents
Go to Indiana

Iowa (compact state)

Phone: 515.281.3255 Fax: 515.281.4825
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 1-2 weeks upon receipt of docs | (Perm) 3-5 weeks upon receipt of all completed docs
Go to Iowa

Kansas

Phone: 785.296.4929 Fax: 785.296.3929
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-10 days Upon Receipt of Application (Perm) 20-30 days Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Kansas

Kentucky (compact state)

Phone: 502.429.3300 Fax: 502.429.3311
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 10-14 Business Days (Perm) 4-6 Weeks
Go to Kentucky

Louisiana

Phone: 225.755.7500 Fax: 225.755.7584
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day if Walk Through – 10 Bus. Days by mail – (Perm) 4-6 Weeks
Go to Louisiana

Maine (compact state) 

Phone: 207.287.1133 Fax: 207.287.1149
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-14 Days (Perm) 4-6 Weeks Upon Receipt of Verifications | Paperless License
Go to Maine

Maryland (compact state) 

Phone: 410.585.1900 Fax: 410.358.3530
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through – 2 wks via mail – (Perm) 4-6 Weeks | Paperless License
Go to Maryland

Massachusetts

Phone: 617.973.0900 Fax: 617.973.0984
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 Weeks Upon Receipt of All Docs
Go to Massachusetts

Michigan

Phone: 517.335.0918 Fax: 517.373.2179
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 3-6 weeks (Perm) 6-8 weeks
Go to Michigan

Minnesota

Phone: 612.617.2270 Fax: 612.617.2190
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 3-4 days (Perm) 2-3 weeks, Varies – Depends Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Minnesota

Mississippi (compact state)

Phone: 601.664.9309 Fax: 601.664.9304
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 5-7 days upon receipt of all docs (Perm) 2-3 Weeks
Go to Mississippi

Missouri (compact state)

Phone: 573.751.0681 Fax: 573.751.0075
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through (Perm) 3-6 weeks Upon Receipt of All Docs Completed
Go to Missouri

Montana (compact state)

Phone: 406.841.2340 Fax: 406.841.2305
Time Frame for Temporary:(Time Frame for Temporary:Temp) No temp (Perm) 10-20 Days Upon Receipt of All Docs
Go to Montana

Nebraska (compact state)

Phone: 402.471.4376 Fax: 402.471.1066
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) – 5-10 days (Perm) Varies from 5-6 weeks – Upon Receipt of all Docs
Go to Nebraska

Nevada

Phone: 702.486.5800 Fax: 702.486.5803
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-10 days (Perm) 2-4 months
Go to Nevada

New Hampshire (compact state)

Phone: 603.271.2323 Fax: 603.271-6605
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No temp (Perm) 3-7 weeks (dependent on when back check clears) | Paperless license 
Go to New Hampshire

New Jersey

Phone: 973.504.6430
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 Weeks
Go to New Jersey

New Mexico (compact state)

Phone: 505.841.8340 Fax: 505.841.8347
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 2-3 Weeks (Perm) 6-8 Weeks Upon Receipt of All Documents
Go to New Mexico

New York

Phone: 518.474.3817 Fax: 518.474.3398
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-5 Weeks Upon Receipt of All documents
Go to New York

North Carolina (compact state) 

Phone: 919.782.3211 Fax: 919.781.9461
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 3-6 days Upon Receipt of Application (Perm) 6-8 Weeks | Paperless license 
Go to North Carolina

North Dakota (compact state)

Phone: 701.328.9777 Fax: 701.328.9785
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 2-3 Weeks (Perm) 4-8 Weeks
Go to North Dakota

Ohio

Phone: 614.466.3947 Fax: 614.466.0388
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 4-6 weeks (Perm) 4-8 Weeks
Go to Ohio

Oklahoma (compact state)

Phone: 405.962.1800 Fax: 405.962.1821
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 14-15 Business Days (Perm) 2-3weeks Upon Receipt of All Docs
Go to Oklahoma

Oregon

Phone: 971.673.0685 Fax: 971.673.0684
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 weeks Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Oregon

Pennsylvania

Phone: 717.783.7142 Fax: 717.783.0822
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-14 business days upon receipt of docs (Perm) 6-8 Weeks upon receipt of Docs
Go to Pennsylvania

Rhode Island (compact state)

Phone: 401.222.5700 Fax: 401.222.3352
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 2-3 wks via mail – (Perm) 4-8 Weeks
Go to Rhode Island

South Carolina

Phone: 803.896.4550 Fax: 803.896.4512
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through (Perm) 10-14 days
Go to South Carolina

South Dakota (compact state)

Phone: 605.362.2760 Fax: 605.362.2768
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7 days (Perm) 3-6 Weeks
Go to South Dakota

Tennessee (compact state)

Phone: 615.741.8402 Fax: 615.741.7899
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No temp (Perm) 4-6 Weeks
Go to Tennessee

Texas (compact state)

Phone: 512.305.7400 Fax: 512.305.7401
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 10-15 Business Days | (Perm) 4-6 weeks after BON receives verifications.   

Go to Texas

Utah (compact state)

Phone: 801.530.6628 Fax: 801.530.6511
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 2-3 weeks Upon Receipt of All Docs
To to Utah

Vermont

Phone: 802.828.2396
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through (Perm) 3-4 Weeks- Dependent Upon Receipt of Verifications
To to Vermont

Virginia (compact state)

Phone: 804.367.4515 Fax: 804.527.4455
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-10Days (Perm) 2-6 Weeks – Dependent Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Virginia

Washington

Phone: 360.236.4700 Fax: 360.236.4818
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 Weeks
Go to Washington

West Virginia

Phone: 304.558.3596 Fax: 304.558.3666
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 3-5 Business Days (Perm) 7-10 Days Upon Receipt of all Docs
Go to West Virginia

Wisconsin (compact state)

Phone: 608.266.2112
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 10-12 days (Perm) 5-6 Weeks
Go to Wisconsin

Wyoming

Phone: 307.777.7601 Fax: 307.777.3519
Time Frame for Temporary: 7-10 Bus Days. Must Apply for Perm also – (Perm) 1-2 months Upon Receipt of Verifications
Go to Wyoming

Virgin Islands

Phone: 340.776.7397 Fax: 340.777.4003
(Time Frame for Temporary: State does not issue temporary license | For Permanent: 3-5 Days Upon Receipt of all Doc
Go to Virgin Islands

Go Healthcare will guide you through the process including how to complete the application, share useful information on walk through states and share what is the average time frame to receiving your license based on our experience working with the various Boards.   

For the most updated and for more information, visit the National Council of State Board of Nursing.

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