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CNA Licensure

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CNA Licensure

Before you hit the road for your latest 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 CNA license certification info. Of course, this chart is based on information gathered from each state and is subject to change at any time. Medical Solutions is not responsible for changes made to a state’s website.

Click here for Nurse Aide Registry contact information.

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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

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Time varies based on specific facility requirements and how long it takes to complete background checks.

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Additional details: The reciprocity process for the state of Alabama requires your employer contact the State agency to have your name placed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry.

Web Address: Alabama Certified Nurse Aide Registry

Phone Number: 334-206-5169

*The information above was provided by the Alabama Certified Nurse Aide Registry in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Alabama Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Alabama nurse license information.

Alaska

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? The applicant will be required to take an exam in the state of Alaska. Once the application is approved and the exam is complete, processing can take several weeks.​

How much does a perm license cost? $330 (CBC fee included)

Web Address: Alaska Certified Nurse Aide Registry

Phone Number: 907-269-8169​

*The information above was provided by the Alaska Certified Nurse Aide Registry in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Alaska Travel Jobs.

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Arizona

How long does it take to get a temporary approval? Temp is only available for LNA applicants. Issued within 30 days, valid for 6 months​

How much does a temp license cost? $50

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? CNA: 30 Business Days LNA: 6-8 Weeks​

How much does a perm license cost? CNA: $50 LNA: $100 (incl. CBC fee)

Additional details: License(LNA) is required for Nurse Aides working in hospital settings.

Web Address: Arizona Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 602-771-7800

*The information above was provided by the Arizona Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Arizona Travel Jobs.

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Arkansas

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 2-4 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? N/A

Web Address: Arizona Department of Human Services

Phone Number: 501-320-6461

*The information above was provided by the Arkansas Department of Human Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Arkansas Travel Jobs.

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California

How long does it take to get added to the Registry?  8-10 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost?  No application fee, fingerprinting fee varies

Web Address:  California Department of Public Health

Phone Number:  916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the California Department of Public Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see California Travel Jobs.

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Colorado

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $10

Web Address: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Phone Number 303-894-2430

*The information above was provided by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Colorado Travel Jobs.

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Connecticut

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3 Weeks - Can work in Connecticut for 120 days while their application is being processed with facility approval.

How much does a perm license cost? $55

Web Address: Connecticut State Department of Public Health

Phone Number: 860-509-7603 (option #1)

*The information above was provided by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Connecticut Travel Jobs.

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Delaware

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $30

Web Address: Delaware CNA Registry & Training

Phone Number: 302-421-7403

*The information above was provided by the Delaware CNA Registry & Training in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Delaware Travel Jobs.

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District of Columbia

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $15

Web Address: DC Health

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the DC Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see District of Columbia Travel Jobs.

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Florida

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Business days after all items are rec'd (including the BKG check)

How much does a perm license cost? No application fee, fingerprinting fee varies

Web Address: Florida Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the Florida Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Florida Travel Jobs.

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Georgia

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 14 Business days if current state license can be verified online by the GA BON. If not, please allow more time for verification

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Georgia Department of Community Health

Phone Number: 678-527-3010

*The information above was provided by the Georgia Department of Community Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Georgia Travel Jobs.

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Guam

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Applications are presented during the monthly board meetings (2nd Thursday of the Month) for approval once all requirements have been met. It can take several weeks to a month to meet all requirements

How much does a perm license cost? $25

Web Address: Guam Board of Nurse Examiners

Phone Number: 671-735-7409

*The information above was provided by the Guam Board of Nurse Examiners in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Guam Travel Jobs.

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Hawaii

How long does it take to get added to the Registry?  2-4 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost?  $25

Web Address:  DCCA Hawaii

Phone Number:  808-586-2695

*The information above was provided by the DCCA Hawaii in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Hawaii Travel Jobs.

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Idaho

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Times will vary. Once the ID Board has all items, it takes 7-10 business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Phone Number: 208-334-6620

*The information above was provided by the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Idaho Travel Jobs.

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Illinois

How long does it take to get added to the Registry?  1-2 Business days

How much does a perm license cost?  $25

Web Address:  Illinois Nurse Aid Testing

Phone Number:  877-262-9259

*The information above was provided by the Southern Illinois University in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Illinois Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Illinois nurse license information.

Indiana

How long does it take to get a temporary approval? CNAs can work in Indiana for 120 days if they have a current, active registration in another state while waiting for their Indiana certification

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 10-12 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? No application fee, exam fee: $65

Web Address: Indiana State Department of Health

Phone Number: 317-233-1325

*The information above was provided by the Indiana State Department of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Indiana Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Indiana nurse license information.

Iowa

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 1-2 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals

Phone Number: 515-281-4077

*The information above was provided by the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Iowa Travel Jobs.

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Kansas

How long does it take to get a temporary approval? Once an approval to test has been received (1-2 days via email, 3-5 via mail), applicant can work as a Nurse Aide Trainee II for a four-month period

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? The timing to be added to the Registry after passing the exam varies based on facility

How much does a perm license cost? $20

Web Address: Kansas Department of Aging & Disability Services

Phone Number: 785-296-6877

*The information above was provided by the Kansas Department of Aging & Disability Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Kansas Travel Jobs.

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Kentucky

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3-5 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Kentucky Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 888-530-1919

*The information above was provided by the Kentucky Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Kentucky Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Kentucky nurse license information.

Louisiana

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Reciprocity is only available once the CNA has moved primary residence to LA (will need LA issued ID, unless they live within 30 miles of the LA border). Once all items have been rec'd, it takes about 15 business days to be added to the registry

How much does a perm license cost? $35

Web Address: Louisiana Department of Health

Phone Number: 225-342-0138, Ext 6

*The information above was provided by the Louisiana Department of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Louisiana Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Louisiana nurse license information.

Maine

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Maine Division of Licensing and Certification

Phone Number: 207-624-7300

*The information above was provided by the Maine Division of Licensing and Certification in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Maine Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Maine nurse license information.

Maryland

How long does it take to get a temporary approval? 7-14 Business days, good for 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 45 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $20

Web Address: Maryland Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the Maryland Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Maryland Travel Jobs.

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Massachusetts

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 15 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Information for Massachusetts certified nurse aides

Phone Number: 617-753-8144

*The information above was provided by the Mass.gov in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Massachusetts Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Massachusetts nurse license information.

Michigan

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $20

Additional details: A candidate that completed training and testing from DE, DC, FL, MD, MA, MN, MT, NC, RI, VT, VA or WV is not eligible for reciprocity into Michigan

Web Address: Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Phone Number: 517-284-8961

*The information above was provided by the Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Michigan Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Michigan nurse license information.

Minnesota

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Times will vary. The state they are transferring from and their previous employer will be required to complete forms and send to the MN Board.

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Minnesota Department of Health

Phone Number: 651-215-8705

*The information above was provided by the Minnesota Department of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Minnesota Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Minnesota nurse license information.

Mississippi

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Minimum of 30 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $26

Web Address: Mississippi State Department of Health

Phone Number: 601-364-1100

*The information above was provided by the Mississippi State Department of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Mississippi Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Mississippi nurse license information.

Missouri

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Applicants need to request approval to test without taking a CNA course in MO. Once approved, the exam needs to be taken in MO. As long as the applicant passes, it then takes another 6-8 weeks to be added to the registry.

How much does a perm license cost? Exam fees vary

Web Address: Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Phone Number: 573-526-5686

*The information above was provided by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Missouri Travel Jobs.

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Montana

How long does it take to get a temporary approval? Can work Temp for 30 days as long at the facility can prove they are in good standings with another registry. The facility is responsible for documenting this verification.

How much does a temp license cost? N/A

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 5-10 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Additional details: CNA is responsible for checking registry as no emails or cards will be sent out

Web Address: Montana DPHHS

Phone Number: 406-444-4980

*The information above was provided by the Montana DPHHS in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Montana Travel Jobs.

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Nebraska

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services

Phone Number: 402-471-4322

*The information above was provided by the Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Nebraska Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Nebraska nurse license information.

Nevada

How long does it take to get added to the Registry?  Times will vary. Application is dependent on receiving documents from outside sources. Board is unable to provide a timeframe

How much does a perm license cost?  $50 Application fee + $40 fingerprinting fee

Web Address:  Nevada Board of Nursing

Phone Number:  888-590-6726-

*The information above was provided by the Nevada Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Nevada Travel Jobs.

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New Hampshire

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $35 Application fee +$48.25 background processing fee

Web Address: New Hampshire Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 603-271-6282

*The information above was provided by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New Hampshire Jobs.

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New Jersey

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Several weeks. In-state fingerprinting and state testing MUST be done.

How much does a perm license cost? $30

Web Address: New Jersey Department of Health

Phone Number: 866-561-5914

*The information above was provided by the New Jersey Department of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New Jersey Travel Jobs.

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New Mexico

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3-4 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: New Mexico Dept. of Health

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the New Mexico Dept. of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New Mexico Travel Jobs.

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New York

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 5 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $50

Web Address: New York Nurse Aide Exam

Phone Number: 800-805-9128

*The information above was provided by the New York Nurse Aide Exam in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see New York Travel Jobs.

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North Carolina

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Several Weeks. Applicant needs approval to take exam without additional training. Once approved, applicant will need to schedule to take exam in the state within 45 days of approval. After they pass the exam, it takes about 3 weeks to be added to the Registry

How much does a perm license cost? No application fee, exam fee - $120

Web Address: North Carolina DHSR

Phone Number: 919-855-3969

*The information above was provided by the North Carolina DHSR in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see North Carolina Travel Jobs.

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North Dakota

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3-5 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: North Dakota Health

Phone Number: 701-328-2353

*The information above was provided by the North Dakota Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see North Dakota Travel Jobs.

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Ohio

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 5-7 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Ohio Department of Health

Phone Number: 614-752-9500

*The information above was provided by the Ohio Department of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Ohio Travel Jobs.

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Oklahoma

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 1-2 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Oklahoma Dept. of Health

Phone Number: 405-271-4085

*The information above was provided by the Oklahoma Dept. of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Oklahoma Travel Jobs.

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Oregon

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Not defined

How much does a perm license cost? $64.50 Application fee + $64.50 fingerprinting registration

Web Address: Oregon Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 971-673-0685

*The information above was provided by the Oregon Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Oregon Travel Jobs.

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Pennsylvania

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 5-15 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Pennsylvania DOH

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the Pennsylvania DOH in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Pennsylvania Travel Jobs.

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Rhode Island

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Minimum 8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $35

Web Address: Rhode Island DOH

Phone Number: 401-222-5960

*The information above was provided by the Rhode Island DOH in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Rhode Island Travel Jobs.

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South Carolina

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 5-10 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: South Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services

Phone Number: 888-549-0820

*The information above was provided by the South Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see South Carolina Travel Jobs.

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South Dakota

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Not defined - First time endorsement applicants can work in the state up to 4 months once an application has been submitted and shows as pending on the Board's website. Facility will need to approve.

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: South Dakota Dept. of Health

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the South Dakota Dept. of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see South Dakota Travel Jobs.

Click here to view South Dakota nurse license information.

Tennessee

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 7-10 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $20

Additional details: TN will not accept reciprocity from FL. Must retest.

Web Address: Tennessee CNA Testing and Certification

Phone Number: D&S Diversified: 877-201-0758, TN Dept of Health: 888-401-0465

*The information above was provided by the Tennessee CNA Testing and Certification in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Tennessee Travel Jobs.

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Texas

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 2 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Texas Health & Human Services

Phone Number: 512-438-2050

*The information above was provided by the Texas Health & Human Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Texas Travel Jobs.

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Utah

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3-5 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $30

Web Address: Utah Nursing Assistant Regency

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the Utah Nursing Assistant Regency in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Utah Travel Jobs.

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Vermont

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 3-5 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $20

Web Address: Vermont Secretary of State

Phone Number: 802-828-1503

*The information above was provided by the Vermont Secretary of State in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Vermont Travel Jobs.

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Virgin Islands

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 2 Weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Web Address:

Phone Number: 340-776-7397

*The information above was provided by the Virgin Islands Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to view Virgin Islands nurse license information.

Virginia

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: Virginia Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 804-367-4569

*The information above was provided by the Virginia Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Virginia Travel Jobs.

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Washington

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Not defined

How much does a perm license cost? $65

Web Address: Washington Dept. of Health

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the Washington Dept. of Health in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Washington Travel Jobs.

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West Virginia

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 30 Days

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Web Address: West Virginia Dept. of Health & Human Services

Phone Number: 304-558-0050

*The information above was provided by the West Virginia Dept. of Health & Human Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see West Virginia Travel Jobs.

Click here to view West Virginia nurse license information.

Wisconsin

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? Not defined

How much does a perm license cost? No fee

Additional details: Must be submitted by mail only, process varies depending on state where you are transferring from

Web Address: Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services

Phone Number: 608-261-8319

*The information above was provided by the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Wisconsin Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Wisconsin nurse license information.

Wyoming

How long does it take to get a temporary approval? Yes, once all docs, fees, and FP cards are received typically issued within 5-7 business days.

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get added to the Registry? 45-60 Days

How much does a perm license cost? $125

Additional details: Verification of initial license must be sent to THAT state with the required form. (fees may apply). 

Web Address: Wyoming Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 916-327-2445

*The information above was provided by the Wyoming Board of Nursing in August 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Wyoming Travel Jobs.

Click here to view Wyoming nurse license information.

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