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Nursing Licensure

Before you hit the road for your latest Travel Nurse assignment, you must be licensed to practice in that state and it's your responsibility to complete the applicable license application process.

To make this process as convenient as possible for you, we've created a cheat sheet below detailing each state’s nursing license certification info. Of course, this chart is based on information gathered from each state’s Board of Nursing website and is subject to change at any time. Medical Solutions is not responsible for changes made to a state’s website.

Click here for Board of Nursing contact information.

Licensure Reimbursement

We are happy to help you with the state licensing process, and once you've been placed on assignment with us, Medical Solutions will even reimburse you for the cost of one license reimbursement per assignment!  

Alabama

Is Alabama a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days — only issued once and not renewable.

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.

How much does a perm license cost? Application fee of $85, transaction fee $3.50, and temporary permit cost of $50.

Is Alabama a NURSYS state? No

Is Alabama a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Alabama Travel Nursing Jobs.

Alaska

Is Alaska a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? Six months

How much does a temp license cost? $50

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

How much does a perm license cost? $275, or $325 to include a temporary permit

Is Alaska a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Alaska a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Alaska Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Alaska Travel Nursing Jobs.

Arizona

Is Arizona a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2 weeks for processing, plus transit time to receive your license via mail. A temporary license can be held at the Board for pick up if you submit a written request with your application.

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? 1-2 months.

How much does a perm license cost? $150 application fee and $50 fingerprint fee

Is Arizona a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Arizona a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Arizona Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Arizona Travel Nursing Jobs.

Arkansas

Is Arkansas a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months — only issued once and not renewable.

How much does a temp license cost? $30

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.

How much does a perm license cost? $125

Is Arkansas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Arkansas a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Arkansas Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Arkansas Travel Nursing Jobs.

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? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $50

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 14-16 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100 application fee, with a $49 fingerprint card, if needed.

Is California a NURSYS state? No

Is California a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the California Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see California Travel Nursing Jobs.

Colorado

Is Colorado a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? Temp licenses are only issued to nurses who are in the process of receiving a permanent license.

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of the perm license application fee.

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

How much does a perm license cost? $88 for nurse grads, $164 renewal

Is Colorado a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Colorado a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Colorado Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Colorado Travel Nursing Jobs.

Connecticut

Is Connecticut a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 120 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of the perm license application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 5-7 business days once all documents are received

How much does a perm license cost? $180 (temp license included, if needed)

Is Connecticut a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Connecticut a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Connecticut Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Connecticut Travel Nursing Jobs.

Delaware

Is Delaware a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2-6 weeks

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? 2-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $141

Is Delaware a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Delaware a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Delaware Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Delaware Travel Nursing Jobs.

District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $230

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Once approved, 7-10 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $230

Is District of Columbia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is District of Columbia a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see District of Columbia Travel Nursing Jobs.

Florida

Is Florida a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

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

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

How much does a perm license cost? $110

Is Florida a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Florida a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Florida Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Florida Travel Nursing Jobs.

Georgia

Is Georgia a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? GA does not offer a temp license

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Approximately 15 business days or less

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Is Georgia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Georgia a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Georgia Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Georgia Travel Nursing Jobs.

Hawaii

Is Hawaii a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? No additional cost

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

How much does a Perm License cost? $146-$202 depending on when license is issued

Is Hawaii a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Hawaii a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Hawaii Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Hawaii Travel Nursing Jobs.

Idaho

Is Idaho a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

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? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How much does a perm license cost? $152

Is Idaho a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Idaho a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Idaho Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Idaho Travel Nursing Jobs.

Illinois

Is Illinois a walk through state? Yes

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

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $25

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

How much does a perm license cost? $50

Is Illinois a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Illinois a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Illinois Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Illinois Travel Nursing Jobs.

Indiana

Is Indiana a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $60 total (must also apply for perm)

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

How much does a perm license cost? $50

Is Indiana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Indiana a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Indiana Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Indiana Travel Nursing Jobs.

Iowa

Is Iowa a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2-8 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 30 days

How much does a temp license cost? No additional cost

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 2-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $169

Is Iowa a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Iowa a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Iowa Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Iowa Travel Nursing Jobs.

Kansas

Is Kansas a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 120 days

How much does a temp license cost? No charge for RN, $50 for APRN, $35 for CRNA

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

How much does a perm license cost? $75 for RN and CRNA, $50 for LPN and APRN

Is Kansas a NURSYS state? No

Is Kansas a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Kansas Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Kansas Travel Nursing Jobs.

Kentucky

Is Kentucky a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months from date issued

How much does a temp license cost? $165

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 14 days

How much does a perm license cost? $165 application fee, plus $12 fingerprint fee

Is Kentucky a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Kentucky a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Kentucky Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Kentucky Travel Nursing Jobs.

Louisiana

Is Louisiana a walk through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $250.75

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

How much does a perm license cost? $140.75

Is Louisiana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Louisiana a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Louisiana Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Louisiana Travel Nursing Jobs.

Maine

Is Maine 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? $75 application fee

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

How much does a perm license cost? $75 application fee

Is Maine a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Maine a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Maine Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Maine Travel Nursing Jobs.

Maryland

Is Maryland a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 48-72 hours

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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Is Maryland a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Maryland a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Maryland Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Maryland Travel Nursing Jobs.

Massachusetts

Is Massachusetts a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Massachusetts does not issue temporary licenses.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 4-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $275 via cashier’s check or money order

Is Massachusetts a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Massachusetts a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Massachusetts Travel Nursing Jobs.

Michigan

Is Michigan a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 4-6 weeks. However, temp licenses are only issued for individuals who are currently licensed as a registered nurse in Canada.

How long is a temp license good for? 1 year

How much does a temp license cost? $64 total (must also apply for perm)

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

How much does a perm license cost? $54

Is Michigan a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Michigan a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Michigan Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Michigan Travel Nursing Jobs.

Minnesota

Is Minnesota a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Generally, one business day, unless background requires further review.

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days from date of the application.

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the $105 licensure by endorsement application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Generally, one business day, unless background requires further review.

How much does a perm license cost? $105 licensure by endorsement application fee

Is Minnesota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Minnesota a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Minnesota Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Minnesota Travel Nursing Jobs.

Mississippi

Is Mississippi a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Mississippi does not issue temporary licenses.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 7 to 14 business days

How much does a perm license cost? RN licensure is $100; LPN licensure is $60

Is Mississippi a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Mississippi a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Mississippi Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Mississippi Travel Nursing Jobs.

Missouri

Is Missouri a walk through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Processing time for mailed applications can take up to 2 weeks. Most in-person applications can be processed on the same day.

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? RN licensure is $55; LPN licensure is $51

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Varies depending on what items are still needed.

How much does a perm license cost? RN licensure is $55; LPN licensure is $51

Is Missouri a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Missouri a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Missouri Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Missouri Travel Nursing Jobs.

Montana

Is Montana a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Montana does not issue temporary licenses.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent License? Usually 30 days

How much does a Perm License cost? $200, with an additional $27.25 fee for a background check.

Is Montana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Montana a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Montana Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Montana Travel Nursing Jobs.

Nebraska

Is Nebraska a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Temporary licenses or endorsements are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the $123 perm licensure application fee

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Approximately 4-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $123 application fee

Is Nebraska a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Nebraska a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Nebraska Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Nebraska Travel Nursing Jobs.

Nevada

Is Nevada a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Cost included in the $105 perm licensure application fee.

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.

How much does a perm license cost? $105 for RNs and $95 for LPNs

Is Nevada a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Nevada a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Nevada Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Nevada Travel Nursing Jobs.

New Hampshire

Is New Hampshire a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis. Note that a temp license is only applicable to states not registered with NURSYS.

How long is a temp license good for? 120 days

How much does a temp license cost? $20

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

How much does a perm license cost? $120

Is New Hampshire a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Hampshire a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New Hampshire Travel Nursing Jobs.

New Jersey

Is New Jersey a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? No set timeline. Licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? $140

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.

How much does a perm license cost? $200

Is New Jersey a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Jersey a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the New Jersey Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New Jersey Travel Nursing Jobs.

New Mexico

Is New Mexico a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $50 for RNs, $60 for APRNs.

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.

How much does a perm license cost? RN/LPN $110, APRN $100

Is New Mexico a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Mexico a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the New Mexico Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New Mexico Travel Nursing Jobs.

New York

Is New York a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? One year from date of issue

How much does a temp license cost? $35

How long does it take to get a permanent license? No set timeline. Permanent licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How much does a perm license cost? $143

Is New York a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New York a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the New York Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New York Travel Nursing Jobs.

North Carolina

Is North Carolina 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 months or until a perm license has been issued — whichever comes first.

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of $150 perm licensure application fee.

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

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Is North Carolina a NURSYS state? Yes

Is North Carolina a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the North Carolina Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see North Carolina Travel Nursing Jobs.

North Dakota

Is North Dakota a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 3-4 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Cost included in the $160 perm licensure application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How much does a perm license cost? $160

Is North Dakota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is North Dakota a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the North Dakota Board of Nursing in September 2016; informatio‚Äčn is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see North Dakota Travel Nursing Jobs.

Ohio

Is Ohio a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 180 days

How much does a temp license cost? Cost included in the $75 perm licensure application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Application with be processed and license will be issued once all requirements are met.

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Is Ohio a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Ohio a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Ohio Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Ohio Travel Nursing Jobs.

Oklahoma

Is Oklahoma a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2 weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $95

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 5 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How much does a perm license cost? $85

Is Oklahoma a NURSYS state? No

Is Oklahoma a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Oklahoma Travel Nursing Jobs.

Oregon

Is Oregon a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Oregon does not issue temporary nursing licensures.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $195

Is Oregon a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Oregon a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Oregon Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Oregon Travel Nursing Jobs.

Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 10-14 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 1 year

How much does a temp license cost? $35

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 10-14 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Is Pennsylvania a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Pennsylvania a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Pennsylvania Travel Nursing Jobs.

Rhode Island

Is Rhode Island a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Temporary licenses are no longer issued.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 1 week on average

How much does a perm license cost? $135 application fee

Is Rhode Island a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Rhode Island a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Rhode Island Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Rhode Island Travel Nursing Jobs.

South Carolina

Is South Carolina a walk through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1 day upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days

How much does a temp license cost? $10, included in the cost of the permanent license.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? No set timeline. Permanent licenses are issued when all requirements are completed, on a first in, first out basis.

How much does a perm license cost? $100 without temporary license, $110 with temporary license

Is South Carolina a NURSYS state? Yes

Is South Carolina a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the South Carolina Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see South Carolina Travel Nursing Jobs.

South Dakota

Is South Dakota a walk through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2-3 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? Application fee is $100, criminal background check is $43.25 and any other fees associated with transcript and license verification.

Is South Dakota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is South Dakota a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the South Dakota Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see South Dakota Travel Nursing Jobs.

Tennessee

Is Tennessee a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for?

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of $115 perm licensure application fee.

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

How much does a perm license cost? $115

Is Tennessee a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Tennessee a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Tennessee Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Tennessee Travel Nursing Jobs.

Texas

Is Texas a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Two weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 120 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of the $186 perm licensure application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Two weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How much does a perm license cost? $186

Is Texas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Texas a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Texas Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Texas Travel Nursing Jobs.

Utah

Is Utah a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Temporary licenses are not offered.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3 weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Is Utah a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Utah a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Utah Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Utah Travel Nursing Jobs.

Vermont

Is Vermont a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Vermont does not offer temporary licenses.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

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

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Is Vermont a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Vermont a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Vermont Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Vermont Travel Nursing Jobs.

Virgin Islands

Are the Virgin Islands a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? N/A

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 90 days

How much does a perm license cost? $125 for RNs, $100 for LPNs

Are the Virgin Islands a NURSYS state? Yes

Are the Virgin Islands a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Virgin Islands Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Virginia

Is Virginia a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Virginia does not offer temporary licenses. Nurses who are in the process of applying for a perm license can request a 30-day authorization to practice letter.

How long is a temp license good for? N/A

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

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

How much does a perm license cost? $190 for RN, $170 for LPN

Is Virginia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Virginia a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Virginia Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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Washington

Is Washington a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of the $88 perm license application fee.

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

How much does a perm license cost? $88

Is Washington a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Washington a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Washington Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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West Virginia

Is West Virginia a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 3-5 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 180 days

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 7-10 business days upon receipt all necessary documents.

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Is West Virginia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is West Virginia a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the West Virginia Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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Wisconsin

Is Wisconsin a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 10-15 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days, temp licenses are issued while other required documents are in the process of receiving a permanent license.

How much does a temp license cost? $10

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 10-15 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How much does a perm license cost? For nurse grads $75, for out of state nurses $82

Is Wisconsin a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Wisconsin a compact state? Yes

*The information above was provided by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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Wyoming

Is Wyoming a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 2-5 business days upon receipt of all necessary documents.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in the cost of the $195 perm license application fee.

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Up to 90 days

How much does a perm license cost? $195

Is Wyoming a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Wyoming a compact state? No

*The information above was provided by the Wyoming Board of Nursing in September 2016; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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