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Licensure Guide

Licensure Guide

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Alabama

Temp License: 5-10 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $85.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: No
Phone Number: (800) 656-5318
Fax Number: (334) 293-5201
Email Address: abn@abn.alabama.gov
Website: https://www.abn.alabama.gov/

Alaska

Temp License: 10-Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $100.00
Perm License: 10-Business Days
Perm Cost: $ 200.00
Application Processing Fee: $100.00 and $75.00 Fingerprint Fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (907) 269-8161
Fax Number: (907) 269-8196
Email Address: license@alaska.gov
Website: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofnursing.aspx

Arizona

Temp License: 2 Business Days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $200.00 ($150.00 Application Fee and $50.00 Fingerprint Fee)
Application Processing Fee: $3.00
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (602) 771-7800
Fax Number: (602) 771-7888
Email Address: arizona@azbn.gov
Website: https://www.azbn.gov/

Arkansas

Temp License: 1-10 Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $30.00
Perm License: 4 -6 weeks
Perm Cost: $125.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (501) 686-2700
Fax Number: (501) 686-2714
Email Address: N/A
Website: https://www.arsbn.org/licensing

California

Temp License: 8-10 weeks, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $100.00
Perm License: 10-12 weeks
Perm Cost: $350.00
Application Processing Fee: $49.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: No
Phone Number: (916) 322-3350
Fax Number: (916) 574-7997
Email Address: brn.licensing@dca.ca.gov
Website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Colorado

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 8-12 Weeks
Perm Cost: $43.00
Application Processing Fee: $39.50 Fingerprint Fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (303) 894-7855
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: online chat feature
Website: https://www.colorado.gov/dora/Nursing

Connecticut

Temp License: 10-14 Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-7 weeks
Perm Cost: $180.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (860) 509-7603
Fax Number: (860) 509-8457
Email Address: dph.nursingteam@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/license

Delaware

Temp License: 7-10 Business days upon receipt of completed application deemed cleared by the DE BON, Valid for 90 days (Can be extended for a total of 6 months, if necessary)
Temp Cost: $40.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $141.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (302) 744-4500
Fax Number: (302) 739-2711
Email Address: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

District of Columbia

Temp License: Yes, 2-3 weeks following receipt of completed application.
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $230.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (877) 672-2174
Fax Number: 202-727-7662
Email Address: dc.bon@dc.gov
Website: https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/149382

Florida

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $80.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (850) 245-4125
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: N/A
Website: http://floridasnursing.gov/

Georgia

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: $46.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (478) 207-2440
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: Submit via website
Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing

Hawaii

Temp License: 1-2 Business days if visiting Board Office in Honolulu for Walk-Through Temp License, 4-6 Weeks if not going in person. Valid for 90 days.
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $234.00 (odd years); $166.00 (even years)
Application Processing Fee: $50.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (808) 586-3000
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

Idaho

Temp License: 5-7 Business days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $42.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (208) 577-2476
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: info@ibn.idaho.gov
Website: https://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/

Illinois

Temp License: 2-4 weeks, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $50.00
Application Processing Fee: Fingerprint fee provided in nursing portal
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (312) 814-2715
Fax Number: (312) 814-3145
Email Address: N/A
Website: http://www.idfpr.com/onlineresources.asp

Indiana

Temp License: 2-4 weeks, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $50.00
Application Processing Fee: $36.95 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (317) 234-2043
Fax Number: (317) 233-4236
Email Address: pla2@pla.in.gov
Website: https://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Iowa

Temp License: 5-7 Business days, Valid for 30 days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $169.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (515) 281-3255
Fax Number: (515) 281-4825
Email Address: darlene.rodgers@iowa.gov
Website: https://nursing.iowa.gov/

Kansas

Temp License: 5-7 business days, Valid for 90 days *if candidate is willing to travel to the KS BON to have background check completed, it is very close to a walkthrough and will receive the temp 1-2 business days if all other items are on file
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 3-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: $48.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (785) 296-4929
Fax Number: (785) 296-3929
Email Address: Submit via website
Website: https://ksbn.kansas.gov/

Kentucky

Temp License: 10-14 business days, Valid for 6 months. *Temps will not be issued to candidates who have active CA license or holds original CA license until verification of licensure is received by KY BON
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 2-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $165.00
Application Processing Fee: $32.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (502) 429-3300
Fax Number: (502) 429-3311
Email Address: Submit via website
Website: https://kbn.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana

Temp License: 1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days. * Candidate must either reside in LA or have proof of job offer in LA and provide a LA address at the time of submitting application to meet temp license requirements *
Temp Cost: $100.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: $50.75 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (225) 755-7500
Fax Number: (225) 755-7581
Email Address: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Website: https://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

Maine

Temp License: 7-10 business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (207) 287-1133
Fax Number: (207) 287-1149
Email Address: breanna.e.spencer@maine.gov
Website: http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

Maryland

Temp License: 1-5 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $40.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: $30.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (410) 585-1900
Fax Number: (410) 358-3530
Email Address: mdbon.nets@maryland.gov
Website: http://www.mbon.org/Pages/default.aspx

Mississippi

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: $75.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (601) 957-6300
Fax Number: (601) 957-6301
Email Address: smartin@msbn.ms.gov
Website: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

Massachusetts

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $275.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (877) 887-9727
Fax Number: (617) 727-1630
Email Address: nursebyreciprocity@pcshq.com
Website: https://www.pcshq.com/

Michigan

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $135.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: No
Phone Number: (517) 335-0918
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: bplhelp@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/bpl

Minnesota

Temp License: 5-7 business days, Valid for 60 days
Temp Cost: Included in fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $105.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (612) 317-3000
Fax Number: (612) 617-2190
Email Address: nursing.board@state.nm.us
Website: http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us/

Missouri

Temp License: 7-10 business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $55.00
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $55.00 (temp fee included in this cost)
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (573) 751-0681
Fax Number: (573) 751-0075
Email Address: nursing@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Montana

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 10 business days (can take longer depending on when license verification/s are received
Perm Cost: $200.00
Application Processing Fee: $27.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (406) 444-5711
Fax Number: (406) 841-2305
Email Address: nurse@mt.gov
Website: http://www.nurse.mt.gov/

Nebraska

Temp License: 2-3 weeks after receipt of completed application, Valid for 60 days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 8-10 weeks
Perm Cost: $123.00
Application Processing Fee: $45.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (402) 471-4376
Fax Number: (402) 742-2360
Email Address: dhhs.nursingoffice@nebraska.gov
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlNursingHome.aspx

Nevada

Temp License: 2-3 weeks, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $40.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (702) 486-5800
Fax Number: (702) 486-5803
Email Address: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
Website: http://nevadanursingboard.org/

New Hampshire

Temp License: 10-14 Business days, Valid for 6 months (issued only if original state of licensure is from CT, MA, or VT)
Temp Cost: $20.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $120.00
Application Processing Fee: $47.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (603) 271-2323
Fax Number: (603) 271-6605
Email Address: joseph.shoemaker@nh.gov
Website: http://www.oplc.nh.gov/nursing

New Jersey

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 8-12 weeks
Perm Cost: $200.00
Application Processing Fee: $58.68 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (973) 504-6430
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Website: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx

New Mexico

Temp License: 10-14 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 3-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $44.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (505) 841-8340
Fax Number: (505) 841-8347
Email Address: sabrina.vidaurri@state.nm.us
Website: http://nmbon.sks.com/Default.aspx

New York

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $143.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes (reinstatement only)
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (518) 474-3817
Fax Number: (518) 474-3004
Email Address: oponlineapplications@nysed.gov
Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

North Carolina

Temp License: 5-10 Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $150.00
Application Processing Fee: $38.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (919) 782-3211
Fax Number: (919) 781-9461
Email Address: endorsement@ncbon.com
Website: http://www.ncbon.com/

North Dakota

Temp License: 3-5 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $160.00
Application Processing Fee: $40.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (701) 328-9780
Fax Number: (701) 328-9785
Email Address: contactus@ndbon.org
Website: https://www.ndbon.org/

Ohio

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 3-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: $70.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (614) 466-3947
Fax Number: (614) 466-0388
Email Address: licensure@nursing.ohio.gov
Website: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

Temp License: 5-10 Business Days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $85.00
Application Processing Fee: $53.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (405) 962-1800
Fax Number: (405) 962-1821
Email Address: N/A
Website: https://nursing.ok.gov/

Oregon

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $195.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (971) 673-0685
Fax Number: (971) 673-0684
Email Address: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Temp License: 5-6 weeks, Valid for 12 months
Temp Cost: $35.00
Perm License: 12-14 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: No
Phone Number: (717) 783-7142
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: st-nurse@pa.gov
Website: http://www.dos.pa.gov/nurse

Rhode Island

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
Perm Cost: $135.00
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (401) 222-5700
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: michele.monroe@health.ri.gov
Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/nursing

South Carolina

Temp License: 1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 10 Business Days
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (803) 896-4550
Fax Number: (803) 896-4515
Email Address: nurseboard@llr.sc.gov
Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/

South Dakota

Temp License: 1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (605) 362-2760
Fax Number: (605) 362-2768
Email Address: jill.vanderbush@state.sd.us
Website: https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

Tennessee

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $115.00
Application Processing Fee: $32.65 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (615) 532-5166
Fax Number: (615) 741-7899
Email Address: nursing.health@tn.gov
Website: http://tn.gov/health/topic/nursing-board

Texas

Temp License: 10-15 Business Days, Valid for 6 months *issued on Tues/Thurs
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $186.00
Application Processing Fee: $41.45 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (512) 305-7400
Fax Number: (512) 305-7401
Email Address: endorsement@bon.texas.gov
Website: http://www.bon.state.tx.us/

Utah

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 3-4 Weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (801) 530-6628
Fax Number: (801) 530-6511
Email Address: https://dopl.utah.gov/contact.html
Website: https://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

Vermont

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 5-7 Business Days
Perm Cost: $150.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (802) 828-2396
Fax Number: (802) 828-2484
Email Address: michelle.lavoie@sec.state.vt.us
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation.aspx

Virginia

Temp License: Yes
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 30-45 Business Days
Perm Cost: $190.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (804) 367-4515
Fax Number: (804) 527-4455
Email Address: nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov
Website: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/

Washington

Temp License: 2-3 weeks. Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: Per rep, the WA BON does not provide general ETA of perm licensure. The candidate has to continue contacting the WA BON for updates or checking license status online
Perm Cost: $120.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (360) 236-4703
Fax Number: (360) 236-4738
Email Address: Must submit email via WA BON website
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates

West Virginia

Temp License: 2-5 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (304) 744-0900
Fax Number: (304) 744-0600
Email Address: rnboard@wv.gov
Website: http://www.wvrnboard.wv.gov/

Wisconsin

Temp License: Only available for candidates whose original state of license doesn't participate in NURSYS (AL, CA, MI, and PA)
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 15 business days
Perm Cost: $82.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (608) 266-2112
Fax Number: (608) 261-7083
Email Address: dsps@wisconsin.gov
Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Home

Wyoming

Temp License: 10-15 Business Days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 45-60 Business days
Perm Cost: $135.00 Application
Processing Fee: $60.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: (307) 777-7601
Fax Number: (307) 777-3519
Email Address: wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov
Website: https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/