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State Licensure Information

State Licensure Information

For first time and for experienced nurse travelers, the process of applying for your nurse license in another state is made easier with the help of our Go Healthcare Staffing Credentialing team.

We guide you through the process including how to complete the application, share useful information on walk through states and average time frames based on our experience working with the various Boards.

Each state has a Board of Nursing (BON) that is responsible for regulating the nursing practice in it’s respective state.  The BON has been established to protect the public and ensure the safe practice of nursing.  For more information, please visit the National Council of State Board of Nursing.

For your convenience, Go Healthcare Staffing has compiled the list of BON websites and one-click access to the online application, phone, fax numbers and websites of each of the fifty Board of Nursing websites.

Alabama
Website: http://www.abn.state.al.us/
Phone: 800.656.5318 Fax: 334.242.4360
Time frame for Temporary License: 14 Days | For Permanent: 2-3 Weeks

Alaska
Website: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm
Phone: 907.269.8161 Fax: 907.269.8196
Time frame for Temporary License: 10-15 Days| For Permanent: 6-8 Weeks

Arizona (Compact State)
Website: http://www.azbn.gov/
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

Arkansas (Compact State)
Website: http://www.arsbn.org/
Phone: 501.682.2700 Fax: 501.686.2714
Time Frame for Temporary: 6 Days | For Permanent: 10 weeks, must complete background check

California
Website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/
Phone: 916.322.3350 Fax: 916.574.7697
Time Frame for Temporary: 4-6 wks by mail  | For Permanent: 4-5 Months

Colorado (Compact State)
Website: http://www.dora.state.co.us/NURSING/
Phone: 303.894.2430 Fax: 303.894.2821
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 1-2 Weeks (Perm) 3-4 Weeks

Connecticut
Website: http://www.ct.gov/
Phone: 860.509.7603 Fax: 860.509.8457
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 5-15 Days (Perm) 2-3 weeks

Delaware (Compact)
Website: http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing
Phone: 302.744.4500 Fax: 302.739.2711
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 4-6 weeks (Perm) 6-8 weeks

District of Columbia
Website: http://www.hpla.doh.dc.gov
Phone: 202.724.4900
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 5-10 days  (Perm) 3 Weeks Upon Receipt of all Docs

Florida
Website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_applicant.html
Phone: 850.245.4125 Fax: 850.245.4172
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 30 Days

Georgia
Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/
Phone: 478.207.2440 Fax: 877.588.0446
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 15-30 days (Perm) 15-30 Days Upon Receipt of Verifications

Hawaii
Website: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing/
Phone: 808.586.3000
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Walk Through (Perm) 20-30 Days Upon Receipt of Verifications

Idaho (Compact)
Website: http://www2.state.id.us/ibn/index.htm
Phone: 208.334.3110 Fax: 208.334.3262
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through – 2 days if by mail – (Perm) 2-6 Weeks

Illinois
Website: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/nurs.asp
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

Indiana
Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm
Phone: 317.234.2043 Fax: 317.233.42
Time Frame for Temporary:Temp) 3-4 weeks (Perm) 6-8 Weeks-Depends Upon Receipt of all Docs

Iowa (Compact)
Website: http://www.state.ia.us/nursing/
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

Kansas
Website: http://www.ksbn.org/
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

Kentucky (Compact)
Website: http://www.kbn.ky.gov/
Phone: 502.429.3300 Fax: 502.429.3311
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 10-14 Business Days (Perm) 4-6 Weeks

Louisiana
Website: http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/services/welcome.asp
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

Maine (Compact) (Paperless)
Website: http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/
Phone: 207.287.1133 Fax: 207.287.1149
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-14 Days (Perm) 4-6 Weeks Upon Receipt of Verifications

Maryland (Compact) (Paperless)
Website: http://www.mbon.org/main.php
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

Massachusetts
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn
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

Michigan
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense
Phone: 517.335.0918 Fax: 517.373.2179
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 3-6 weeks (Perm) 6-8 weeks

Minnesota
Website: http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=NursingBoard
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

Mississippi (Compact)
Website: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/newliceapps.htm
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

Missouri (Compact)
Website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
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

Montana (Compact)
Website: http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp
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

Nebraska (Compact)
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_nursing_rn-lpn_endorsement.aspx
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

Nevada
Website: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/
Phone: 702.486.5800 Fax: 702.486.5803
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-10 days (Perm) 2-4 months

New Hampshire (Compact) (Paperless)
Website: http://www.nh.gov/nursing/
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)

New Jersey
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm
Phone: 973.504.6430
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 Weeks

New Mexico (Compact)
Website: http://www.bon.state.nm.us/
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

New York
Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse
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

North Carolina (Compact) (Paperless)
Website: http://www.ncbon.com/
Phone: 919.782.3211 Fax: 919.781.9461
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 3-6 days Upon Receipt of Application (Perm) 6-8 Weeks

North Dakota (Compact)
Website: http://www.ndbon.org/
Phone: 701.328.9777 Fax: 701.328.9785
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 2-3 Weeks (Perm) 4-8 Weeks

Ohio
Website: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/
Phone: 614.466.3947 Fax: 614.466.0388
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 4-6 weeks (Perm) 4-8 Weeks

Oklahoma
Website: http://www.ok.gov/nursing/
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

Oregon
Website: http://www.osbn.state.or.us/OSBN/index.shtml
Phone: 971.673.0685 Fax: 971.673.0684
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 weeks Upon Receipt of Verifications

Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_nursing/12515
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

Rhode Island (Compact)
Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/nurses.php
Phone: 401.222.5700 Fax: 401.222.3352
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 2-3 wks via mail – (Perm) 4-8 Weeks

South Carolina
Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/
Phone: 803.896.4550 Fax: 803.896.4512
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through (Perm) 10-14 days

South Dakota (Compact)
Website: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
Phone: 605.362.2760 Fax: 605.362.2768
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7 days (Perm) 3-6 Weeks

Tennessee (Compact)
Website: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm
Phone: 615.741.8402 Fax: 615.741.7899
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No temp (Perm) 4-6 Weeks

Texas (Compact)
Website: http://www.bne.state.tx.us/
Phone: 512.305.7400 Fax: 512.305.7401
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 10-15 Business Days (Perm) 4-6 weeks Upon Receipt of Verifications

Utah (Compact)
Website: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html
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

Vermont
Website: http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/
Phone: 802.828.2396
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) Same Day If Walk Through (Perm) 3-4 Weeks- Dependent Upon Receipt of Verifications

Virginia (Compact)
Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/
Phone: 804.367.4515 Fax: 804.527.4455
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 7-10Days (Perm) 2-6 Weeks – Dependent Upon Receipt of Verifications

Washington
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing/default.htm
Phone: 360.236.4700 Fax: 360.236.4818
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) No Temp License (Perm) 4-6 Weeks

West Virginia
Website: http://www.wvrnboard.com/
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

Wisconsin (Compact)
Website: http://drl.wi.gov/profession.asp?profid=46&locid=0
Phone: 608.266.2112
Time Frame for Temporary:(Temp) 10-12 days (Perm) 5-6 Weeks

Wyoming
Website: http://nursing.state.wy.us/
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

Virgin Islands
Website: http://www.vibnl.org/
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 Docs

 


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