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Nursing 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 nursing license certification info. Of course, this chart is based on information gathered from each states 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.

CNA license information.

***Changes have been made to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which affect you as a Travel Nurse. Click here for FAQs on the shift to the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).

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

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to ten business days

Temp license is valid for: 120 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $50

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: $103.50 (CC conv. fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No - joining the NLC 01/01/2020

Web Address: Alabama Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 800.656.5318

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

View Alabama Travel Jobs.

View Alabama CNA license information.

Alaska

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Ten business days **If a temporary permit is requested and documents for the permanent license are incomplete, a temporary permit may be issued. If you paid for a temporary permit and one is not needed, a refund of the $100 fee will be processed

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $100

Perm license wait time: Ten business days

Perm license cost: $375 (CBC fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Alaska Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 907.269.8161

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

View Alaska Travel Jobs.

View Alaska CNA license information.

Arizona

Walk through state: Yes **for emergency temp only

Temp license wait time: 30 business days or two business days **Temps are available through online application and are issued in 30 business days. If needed, there is an option for a 48-hour emergency temp. Applicant will have to apply in person at AZ BON

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable 

Temp license cost: $50

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: $200 ($150 application fee and $50 fingerprint fee)

NURSYS state: Yes

Compact state: Yes

Web Address: Arizona Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 602.771.7800

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

View Arizona Travel Jobs.

View Arizona CNA license information.

Arkansas

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: One to ten business days

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $30

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $125

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Arkansas Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 501.686.2700

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

View Arkansas Travel Jobs.

View Arkansas CNA license information.

California

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: RN: four to six weeks; LPN/LVN: eight to ten weeks

Temp license is valid for: Six months; contact Board four weeks prior to expiration for instructions to apply for another temp if the perm has not been issued yet

Temp license cost: RN: $100; LPN/LVN: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Ten to twelve weeks

Perm license cost: RN: $350 ($750 for international graduates); LPN/LVN: $220

NURSYS state? No

Compact state? No

Web Address: RN: California Board of Nursing; LPN/LVN: California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

Phone Number: RN: 916.322.3350; LPN/LVN: 916.263.7800

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

View California Travel Jobs.

View California CNA license information.

Colorado

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Eight to twelve weeks

Perm license cost: $90

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Colorado Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 303.894.7855

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

View Colorado Travel Jobs.

View Colorado CNA license information.

Connecticut

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Ten to fifteen business days

Temp license is valid for: 120 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Four to seven weeks

Perm license cost: RN: $180; LPN/LVN: $150

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Connecticut Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 860.509.7603

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

View Connecticut Travel Jobs.

View Connecticut CNA license information.

Delaware

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Seven to ten business days upon receipt of all required information

Temp license is valid for: 90 days with subsequent renewal periods of 60 and 30 days sequentially

Temp license cost: $40

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $156

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Delaware Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 302.744.4500

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

View Delaware Travel Jobs.

View Delaware CNA license information.

District of Columbia

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Two to three weeks following receipt of completed application (need to also add mail time before the two to three weeks starts)

Temp license is valid for: 90 days

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $230

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 877.672.2174

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

View District of Columbia Travel Jobs.

View District of Columbia CNA license information.

Florida

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $110

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Florida Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 850.245.4125

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

View Florida Travel Jobs.

View Florida CNA license information.

Georgia

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $75

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Georgia Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 478.207.2440

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

View Georgia Travel Jobs.

View Georgia CNA license information.

Guam

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Three to five business days

Temp license is valid for:

Temp license cost: $25

Perm license wait time: Not defined

Perm license cost: $100

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Guam Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 671.735.7409

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

View Guam Travel Jobs.

View Guam CNA license information.

Hawaii

Walk through state: Yes

Temp license wait time: One to two business days if in person, four to six weeks if not going in person

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $50

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: $234 (odd years); $166 (even years)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Hawaii Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 808.586.3000

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

View Hawaii Travel Jobs.

View Hawaii CNA license information.

Idaho

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to seven business days

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $25

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $138.25 (CBC fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Idaho Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 208.577.2476

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

View Idaho Travel Jobs.

View Idaho CNA license information.

Illinois

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Four to six weeks

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $25

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: $50

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Illinois Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 888.473.4858

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

View Illinois Travel Jobs.

View Illinois CNA license information.

Indiana

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Two to four weeks

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; the Board may choose to renew for an additional 90 days

Temp license cost: $10

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: $50

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No - legislature passed, implementation date TBD

Web Address: Indiana Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 317.234.2043

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

View Indiana Travel Jobs.

View Indiana CNA license information.

Iowa

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to seven business days once all required items have been received

Temp license is valid for: 30 days; a second temporary license may be issued for a period not to exceed 30 days or at the discretion of the executive director

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $169 (CBC fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Iowa Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 515.281.3255

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

View Iowa Travel Jobs.

View Iowa CNA license information.

Kansas

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to seven business 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 license in one to two business days if all other items are on file

Temp license is valid for: 120 days

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Three to four weeks

Perm license cost: Single RN: $100; Single LPN: $75; Compact RN/LPN: $125

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Kansas Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 785.296.4929

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

View Kansas Travel Jobs.

View Kansas CNA license information.

Kentucky

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: 10-14 business days **Temps will not be issued to candidates who have active CA license or hold original CA license until verification of licensure is received by KY BON

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Two to four weeks

Perm license cost: $165

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Kentucky Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 502.429.3300

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

View Kentucky Travel Jobs.

View Kentucky CNA license information.

Louisiana

Walk through state: RN: Yes; LPN/LVN: No

Temp license wait time: RN: One to two business days **Candidate must either reside in LA or have proof of job offer in LA and provide an LA address at the time of submitting application to meet temp license requirements;
LPN/LVN: 2-3 weeks

Temp license is valid for: RN: 90 Days; LPN/LVN: 12 weeks; may be extended on a case-by-case basis but may not be reissued

Temp license cost: RN: $100; LPN/LVN: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: RN: $139.25 (CBC fee included); LPN/LVN: $185

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: RN: Louisiana Board of Nursing; LPN/LVN: Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

Phone Number: RN: 225.755.7500; LPN/LVN: 504.838.5791

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

View Louisiana Travel Jobs.

View Louisiana CNA license information.

Maine

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: RN: $75; LPN/LVN: $50

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Maine Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 207.287.1133

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

View Maine Travel Jobs.

View Maine CNA license information.

Maryland

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: One to five business days

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; non-renewable, may be extended up to an additional 90 days if the applicant is awaiting the completion of criminal history record information

Temp license cost: $40

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $100

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Maryland Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 410.585.1900

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

View Maryland Travel Jobs.

View Maryland CNA license information.

Massachusetts

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks once all required items have been received

Perm license cost: $275

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No - legislation pending

Web Address: Massachusetts Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 877.887.9727

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


View Massachusetts Travel Jobs.

View Massachusetts CNA license information.

Michigan

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $208.80

NURSYS state? No

Compact state? No - legislation pending

Web Address: Michigan Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 517.335.0918

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

View Michigan Travel Jobs.

View Michigan CNA license information.

Minnesota

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to seven business days

Temp license is valid for: 60 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $138.25 (CBC fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Minnesota Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 612.317.3000

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

View Minnesota Travel Jobs.

View Minnesota CNA license information.

Mississippi

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Seven to ten business days after all required items have been received

Perm license cost: RN: $175 (CBC fee included); LPN/LVN: $135 (CBC fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Mississippi Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 601.957.6300

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

View Mississippi Travel Jobs.

View Mississippi CNA license information.

Missouri

Walk through state: Yes

Temp license wait time: Seven to ten business days

Temp license is valid for: Six months; only issued once in your lifetime

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Seven to ten business days

Perm license cost: RN: $55; LPN/LVN: $51

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Missouri Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 573.751.0681

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

View Missouri Travel Jobs.

View Missouri CNA license information.

Montana

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $200

Is Montana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Montana a compact state? Yes

Web Address: Montana Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 406.444.5711

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

View Montana Travel Jobs.

View Montana CNA license information.

Nebraska

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Two to three weeks after receipt of completed application (CBC must be processing)

Temp license is valid for: 60 days; may be extended by the department, with the recommendation of the Board

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Eight to ten weeks

Perm license cost: $123 or $30.75

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Nebraska Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 402.471.4376

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

View Nebraska Travel Jobs.

View Nebraska CNA license information.

Nevada

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Ten to fourteen business days

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: RN: $105; LPN/LVN: $95

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Nevada Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 702.486.5800

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

View Nevada Travel Jobs.

View Nevada CNA license information.

New Hampshire

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Ten to fourteen business days **issued only if original state of licensure is from AL, CA, CT, MA, MI, PA or VT

Temp license is valid for: Valid for 120 days (issued only if original state of licensure is from CA, CT, MA, MI, PA or VT); once-per-lifetime

Temp license cost: $20

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $120

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: New Hampshire Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 603.271.2323

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

View New Hampshire Travel Jobs.

View New Hampshire CNA license information.

New Jersey

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Eight to twelve weeks

Perm license cost: $200

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No - legislature passed, no implementation date set

Web Address: New Jersey Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 973.504.6430

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

View New Jersey Travel Jobs.

View New Jersey CNA license information.

New Mexico

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Ten to fourteen business days after required items have been received by the Board

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $60

Perm license wait time: Three to four weeks

Perm license cost: $150

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: New Mexico Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 505.841.8340

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

View New Mexico Travel Jobs.

View New Mexico CNA license information.

New York

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Ten to twelve weeks

Perm license cost: $143

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: New York Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 518.474.3817, 1, then ext. 280

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

View New York Travel Jobs.

View New York CNA license information.

North Carolina

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to ten business days after fingerprints have been received

Temp license is valid for: Six months; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $150

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: North Carolina Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 919.782.3211

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

View North Carolina Travel Jobs.

View North Carolina CNA license information.

North Dakota

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Seven to ten business days once the Board office has received the application, fee, and either an official transcript from your school of nursing or verification of licensure

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Seven to ten business days after all items and the completed background check is received by the Board

Perm license cost: $160

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: North Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 701.328.9777

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

View North Dakota Travel Jobs.

View North Dakota CNA license information.

Ohio

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Seven to fourteen business days (if approved by the BON)

Temp license is valid for: 180 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Three to four weeks

Perm license cost: $75

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Ohio Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 614.466.3947

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

View Ohio Travel Jobs.

View Ohio CNA license information.

Oklahoma

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Five to ten business days after all items and fingerprints have been submitted to the Board

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; license may be renewed at the discretion of the Board but shall not extend over a period longer than one year

Temp license cost: $10

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $85

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 405.962.1800

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

View Oklahoma Travel Jobs.

View Oklahoma CNA license information.

Oregon

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $204

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Oregon Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 971.673.0685

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

View Oregon Travel Jobs.

View Oregon CNA license information.

Pennsylvania

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Two to four weeks after all required items have been received

Temp license is valid for: Twelve months; The Board may extend the temporary practice permit period only in cases of illness or extreme hardship

Temp license cost: $70

Perm license wait time: Eight to ten weeks

Perm license cost: $120

NURSYS state? No

Compact state? No - legislature pending

Web Address: Pennsylvania Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 717.783.7142

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

View Pennsylvania Travel Jobs.

View Pennsylvania CNA license information.

Rhode Island

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Two to four weeks

Perm license cost: RN: $135; LPN/LVN: $45

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Rhode Island Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 401.222.5700

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

View Rhode Island Travel Jobs.

View Rhode Island CNA license information.

South Carolina

Walk through state: Yes

Temp license wait time: One to two business days

Temp license is valid for: 60 days

Temp license cost: $10

Perm license wait time: Ten business days after all required items have been received by the Board

Perm license cost: $100

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: South Carolina Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 803.896.4550

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

View South Carolina Travel Jobs.

View South Carolina CNA license information.

South Dakota

Walk through state: Yes

Temp license wait time: One to two business days after fingerprints have been received by the Board

Temp license is valid for: 90 days

Temp license cost: $25

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $100

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: South Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 605.362.2760

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

View South Dakota Travel Jobs.

View South Dakota CNA license information.

Tennessee

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Four to six weeks

Perm license cost: $115

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Tennessee Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 615.532.5166

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

View Tennessee Travel Jobs.

View Tennessee CNA license information.

Texas

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Ten to fifteen business days after the Board receives the completed application

Temp license is valid for: 120 Days; once-in-lifetime, non-renewable (issued on Tues/Thurs)

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Six to eight weeks

Perm license cost: $186

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Texas Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 512.305.7400

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

View Texas Travel Jobs.

View Texas CNA license information.

Utah

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Three to four weeks

Perm license cost: $95 (CBC fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Utah Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 801.530.6628

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

View Utah Travel Jobs.

View Utah CNA license information.

Vermont

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: Five to ten business days

Perm license cost: $150

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Vermont Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 802.828.2396

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

View Vermont Travel Jobs.

View Vermont CNA license information.

Virgin Islands

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: N/A

Temp license is valid for: N/A

Temp license cost: N/A

Perm license wait time: 90 days

Perm license cost: RN: $125; LPN/LVN: $100

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address:

Phone Number: 340.776.7397

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

Virginia

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Seven to ten business days - must submit request ten days after the application has been received by the Board

Temp license is valid for: 30 days; may be extended at the Board's discretion

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: 30-45 business days after all required items have been received by the Board

Perm license cost: RN: $190; LPN/LVN: $170

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Virginia Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 804.367.4569

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

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Washington

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: Two to three weeks after all required items have been received by the Board; background check has to be processing

Temp license is valid for: 180 days; the Board may extend another 180 days if the background check results are not received in time

Temp license cost: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: Not defined

Perm license cost: RN: $120; LPN/LVN: $85

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? No

Web Address: Washington Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 360.236.4703

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

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West Virginia

Walk through state: No

Temp license wait time: RN: two to five business days after all required items have beeen received by the Board; LPN/LVN: issued after CBC and app have been completed

Temp license is valid for: RN: 90 days, non-renewable; LPN/LVN: 6 months, non-renewable

Temp license cost: RN: $25; LPN/LVN: Included in perm

Perm license wait time: RN: four to six weeks; LPN/LVN: one to three weeks - issued once all license verifications have been received

Perm license cost: RN: $100; LPN/LVN: $51.13 (Conv. fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: West Virginia Board of Nursing; West Virginia State Board of Examiners for LPNs

Phone Number: RN: 304.744.0900; LPN/LVN: 304.558.3572

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

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Wisconsin

Walk through state? No

Temp license wait time: Only available for candidates whose original state of licensure doesn't participate in NURSYS (AL, CA, MI, and PA)​

Temp license is valid for: 3 months, may be renewed once

Temp license cost: $10

Perm license wait time: Seven to ten business days

Perm license cost: $73

NURSYS state? Yes

Is Wisconsin a compact state? Yes

Web Address: Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 608.266.2112​

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

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Wyoming

Walk through state? No

Temp license wait time: Ten to fifteen business days

Temp license is valid for: 90 days; non-renewable

Temp license cost: $25

Perm license wait time: 45-60 business days

Perm license cost: RN: $200 (CBC conv. fee included); LPN/LVN: $185 (CBC and conv. fee included)

NURSYS state? Yes

Compact state? Yes

Web Address: Wyoming Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 307.777.7601​

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

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