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Nursing State Licensure Information

Prior to taking any Travel RN assignment, you’ll be required to be licensed to practice in that state.

In order to make this process as convenient as possible we have provided a chart below detailing each state’s nursing license certification information. This information is based on the latest information we have gathered from each state’s Board of Nursing website and is subject to change at anytime. Medical Solutions is not responsible for any changes made to any state’s website. It is your responsibility to complete the Temporary License Application process to the corresponding state before you begin any Travel Nursing assignment. Click here for Board of Nursing contact information.

Licensure Reimbursement

We can assist you with the state licensing process and let you know the cost. If you need a nursing license, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost once you have been placed on assignment. You are eligible for one license reimbursement per assignment.

Prior to taking any Travel RN assignment, you’ll be required to be licensed to practice in that state.

In order to make this process as convenient as possible we have provided a chart below detailing each state’s nursing license certification information. This information is based on the latest information we have gathered from each state’s Board of Nursing website and is subject to change at anytime. Medical Solutions is not responsible for any changes made to any state’s website. It is your responsibility to complete the Temporary License Application process to the corresponding state before you begin any Travel Nursing assignment. Click here for Board of Nursing contact information.

Licensure Reimbursement

We can assist you with the state licensing process and let you know the cost. If you need a nursing license, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost once you have been placed on assignment. You are eligible for one license reimbursement per assignment.

State Walk Thru Temp/valid length T Cost Perm P Cost Nursys Phone # Compact
Alabama N 3-5 business days/90 days $138 total 3-5 business days no additional cost 800.656.5318
800.656.5318
N
Alaska N 10/6 months $50 10 business days $275 X 907.269.8161 N
Arizona Y 21 days by mail/6 mos $250 total completed at same time as temp $300 X 602.771.7800 Y
Arkansas N 1 week/6 mos $25 1 month $138.50 X 501.686.2700 Y
California N 6-8 weeks/6 mos $50 “depends” $100+fingerprints X 916.322.3350 N
Colorado N 10-14 business day/120 days $43 4 weeks $43 X 303.894.7800 Y
Connecticut N 10-15 business day/120 days Included in the perm cost before 120 day temp licensure expire $180 X 860.509.7603 N
Delaware N 4 weeks/days $40 4-8 weeks $132 X 302.744.4500 Y
District of Columbia N 3-4 weeks/90 days included in perm cost 4-6 weeks $230 X 202.724.4900
877.244.1689
N
Florida N Only available to Veterans 2-4 weeks $110 by exam: $110 Licensing fee: $200 for testing X 850.488.0595 N
Georgia N N/A N/A 25-30 business days $60 X 478.207.2440 N
Hawaii Y valid until 6/30 of odd number year $202 odd years, $146 even 2-3 weeks N/A 808.586.3000 N
Idaho N 2 wks/valid 3 mos $25 + perm fee 2 months, usually less $152 X 208.334.3110 Y
Illinois 3 wks if all items in/valid 6 mos $25 3 months $50 217.782.0820 N
Indiana N 2 wks/valid 90 days $10 if home state on Nursys, activate a perm license, not a temp $50 X 317.234.2043 N
Iowa N Not offered US – 5-10 weeks/30 days 15 business days to 5 wks $169 X 515.281.3255 Y
Kansas N 7 business days/valid 120 days included w/ fee $123 1 month $123 785.296.4929 N
Kentucky N 2-4 weeks/6 mos $150 2-4 weeks generally $190 total X Libby 502.429.3332 Y
Louisiana Y 2-3 weeks/90 days $250.75 4-6 weeks $250.75 X 225.755.7500 N
Maine N 7-14 business day/90 days Included in the perm cost Prior to the 90 day temp license expiring $75 X 207.287.1133 Y
Maryland Y 24-48 hours/90 days $40 4 weeks $100 X 410.585.1900 Y
Massachusetts N Not offered NA 4-6 weeks $275 X 617.973.0800
800.414.0168
N
Michigan N NA/1 year $64 N/A $54 517.335.0918 N
Minnesota N 3-5 business days/60 days $115.50 3-5 days $115.50 X 612.617.2270 N
Mississippi N 3-5 business days/90 days $25 7-10 business days $100 X 601.957.6300 Y
Missouri Y 2-3 week/6 mos $55 2-3 weeks $55 X 573.751.0681 Y
Montana N Rarely if ever granted/60 days $200 5-7 days if they receive all docs $200 X 406.841.2397 Y
Nebraska N 1-2 weeks/valid 60 days $123 1-2 weeks $123 X 402.471.4375 Y
Nevada N 1-2 weeks/valid 6 mos Included in perm cost 2-4 months $105 + $51.25 fingers 702.486.5800 N
New Hampshire N 4 weeks/valid 120 days $93 4 weeks $93 X 603.271.2323 Y
New Jersey N N/A N/A 6-8 weeks $263.19 total X 973.504.6430 N
New Mexico N temp issued if non-nursys N/A 2-3 weeks $110 X 505.841.8340 Y
New York N N/A N/A CA or IL expect 6-8 weeks.
All others 3-4 weeks.
$143 518.474.8317 x120 N
North Carolina N 2-6 weeks/valid 6 mos $150 can get only once 2-6 weeks $150 + $38 for Criminal BKG + $30 Nursys X 919.782.3211 x222 Y
North Dakota N 3-4 working days/valid 90 days included with application fee $160 Same as temp Same as temp X 701.328.9777 Y
Ohio N N/A/6 mos 5-30 days $75 X 614.466.3947 N
Oklahoma N 3-4 weeks/90 days $95 temp turns active if
requested after 3 months
no additional cost 405.962.1800 N
Oregon N No Temp license N/A 4-6 weeks $247 X 971.673.0685 N
Pennsylvania N 12-14 business days/NA $30 12-14 business days $100 717.783.7142 N
Rhode Island N 6-8 weeks/NA $135 6 mos (8 weeks + 90 days) temp fee gets both X 401.222.5700 Y
South Carolina Y 14 days/valid 60 days $110 only accept money
order or check
14 days $100 X 803.896.4550 Y
South Dakota N 1-2 days/90 days $55 license + nursys 3-5 weeks + 2 months for
non-NURSYS states
$100 X 605.362.2760 Y
Tennessee N/A N/A N/A 6 weeks $115 X 615.532.5166
800.778.4123
Y
Texas NA 15 business day/valid 120 days $70 15 business days $186 endorsement/renewal
$70
X 512.305.7400 Y
Utah N N/A N/A 7-21 days $100 X 801.530.6628 Y
Vermont Y 7-10 business days $150 7-10 days $150 X 802.828.2396 N
Virgin Islands N N/A N/A 90 Days $125 X 340.776.7397 N
Virginia N 15 business days included in perm cost 10 days $190 X 804.367.4586 Y
Washington N 2-3 weeks/until next bday $88 8 weeks temp and perm are all the same fee X 360.236.4700 N
West Virginia N 3-5 business days/valid 6 mos 7-10 business days $125 304.558.3596
877.743.6877
N
Wisconsin N 7-10 business days/3 mos $10 + $14 renewal, if
applicable
7-10 business days $82 X 608.266.2112
877.617.1565
Y
Wyoming N 3-5 business days/valid 90s $195 ($200 if paying with CC) Temp is issued and then
perm issued within 90 days
Same X 307.777.7601 N

 

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