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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.

***Changes have been made to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which may 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

Is Alabama a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 5-10 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $50

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

How much does a perm license cost? $103.50 (CC Conv. fee included)

Is Alabama a NURSYS state? No

Is Alabama a compact state? No - legislation pending

Web Address: Alabama Board of Nursing 

Phone Number: 800-656-5318

*The information above was provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 10 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. 

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $100

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 10 Business days

How much does a perm license cost? $375.00 (CBC fee included)

Is Alaska a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Alaska a 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 April 2019; 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? Yes 

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 30 business days or 2 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

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? 6-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $200 ($150 application fee and $50 fingerprint fee)

Is Arizona a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Arizona a 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 April 2019; 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? 1-10 business days  

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? $30

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

How much does a perm license cost? $125

Is Arkansas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Arkansas a 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 April 2019; 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? $100

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 10-12 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $350

Is California a NURSYS state? No

Is California a compact state? No

Web Address: California Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 916-322-3350

 

*The information above was provided by the California Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 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? 8-12 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $43

Is Colorado a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Colorado a 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 April 2019; 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? 10-14 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

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? 4-7 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $180

Is Connecticut a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Connecticut a 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 April 2019; 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? 7-10 business days upon receipt 

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? $156

Is Delaware a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Delaware a 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 April 2019; 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? 2-3 weeks following receipt of completed application

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $230

Is District of Columbia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is District of Columbia a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $110

Is Florida a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Florida a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Is Georgia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Georgia a 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 April 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Georgia Travel Nursing Jobs.

Guam

Is Guam a walk through state? No

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

How long is a temp license good for?

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Not defined

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Is Guam a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Guam a compact state? No

Web Address: Guam Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 671-735-7405

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

Click here to see Guam Travel Nursing Jobs.

Hawaii

Is Hawaii a walk through state? Yes

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 1-2 business days if in person, 4-6 weeks if not going in person.

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $50

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

How much does a Perm License cost? $234.00 (odd years); $166.00 (even years)

Is Hawaii a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Hawaii a 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 April 2019; 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? 5-7 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 

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? $152 (CBC fee included)

Is Idaho a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Idaho a 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 April 2019; 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? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 4-6 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? 6-8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $50

Is Illinois a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Illinois a compact state? No - legislation pending

Web Address: Illinois Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 312-814-2715

*The information above was provided by the Illinois Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 2-4 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $10 total 

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

How much does a perm license cost? $50

Is Indiana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Indiana a compact state? No - legislation pending

Web Address: Indiana Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 317-234-2043

*The information above was provided by the Indiana Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 5-7 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 30 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $169

Is Iowa a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Iowa a compact state? No - Joining the NLC July 2019

Web Address: Iowa Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 515-281-3255

*The information above was provided by the Iowa Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 5-7 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 1-2 business days if all other items are on file

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Is Kansas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Kansas a compact state? No - joining NLC July 2019

Web Address: Kansas Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 785-296-4929

*The information above was provided by the Kansas Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 10-14  business days **Temps will not be issued to candidates who have active CA license or holds original CA license until verification of licensure is received by KY BON

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $165

Is Kentucky a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Kentucky a 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 April 2019; 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? 1-2 Business days
**Candidate must either reside in LA or have proof of job offer in LA and provide 
a LA address at the time of submitting application to meet temp license requirements

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $100

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

How much does a perm license cost? $139.25 (CBC fee included)

Is Louisiana a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Louisiana a compact state? No - Joining NLC July 2019

Web Address: Louisiana Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 225-755-7500

*The information above was provided by the Louisiana Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 7-10 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Is Maine a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Maine a 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 April 2019; 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? 1-5 business days

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

Web Address: Maryland Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 410-585-1900

*The information above was provided by the Maryland Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $275 

Is Massachusetts a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Massachusetts a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $141.75

Is Michigan a NURSYS state? No

Is Michigan a 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 April 2019; 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? 5-7 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $138.25 (CBC fee included)

Is Minnesota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Minnesota a compact state? No - Legislation pending

Web Address: Minnesota Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 612-317-3000

*The information above was provided by the Minnesota Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 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? 7-10 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $175.00 (CBC fee included)

Is Mississippi a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Mississippi a 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 April 2019; 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? 7-10 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $55

Is Missouri a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Missouri a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? 10 business days (can take longer depends on when license verification/s are received)

How much does a 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 April 2019; 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? 2-3 weeks after receipt of completed application

How long is a temp license good for? 60 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 8-10 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $123

Is Nebraska a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Nebraska a 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 April 2019; 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? 10-14 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $105 

Is Nevada a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Nevada a 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 April 2019; 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? 10-14 Business days **issued only if original state of licensure is from AL, CA, CT, MA, MI, PA or VT

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

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

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 April 2019; 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? 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? 8-12 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $200

Is New Jersey a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Jersey a compact state? No - Legislation pending

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 April 2019; 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? 10-14 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $60

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Is New Mexico a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New Mexico a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? Around 8 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $143

Is New York a NURSYS state? Yes

Is New York a compact state? No

Web Address: New York Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 518-474-3817​

*The information above was provided by the New York Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 5-10 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

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 April 2019; 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? 3-5 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $160

Is North Dakota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is North Dakota a compact state? Yes

Web Address: North Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 701-328-9780​

*The information above was provided by the North Dakota Board of Nursing in April 2019; information 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? 7-14 business days (if approved by the BON)​

How long is a temp license good for? 

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $75

Is Ohio a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Ohio a 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 April 2019; 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? 5-10 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $10

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

How much does a perm license cost? $85

Is Oklahoma a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Oklahoma a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $204

Is Oregon a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Oregon a 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 April 2019; 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? 5-6 weeks

How long is a temp license good for? 12 months

How much does a temp license cost? $35

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 12-14 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $100

Is Pennsylvania a NURSYS state? No

Is Pennsylvania a compact state? No

Web Address: Pennsylvania Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 717-783-7142​

*The information above was provided by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 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? 2-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $135

Is Rhode Island a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Rhode Island a 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 April 2019; 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? 1-2 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 90 days

How much does a temp license cost? $10

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

How much does a perm license cost? $100 

Is South Carolina a NURSYS state? Yes

Is South Carolina a 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 April 2019; 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? 1-2 business days

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? $100

Is South Dakota a NURSYS state? Yes

Is South Dakota a 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 April 2019; 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? 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? 4-6 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $115

Is Tennessee a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Tennessee a 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 April 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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Texas

Is Texas a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 10-15 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 6 months

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

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

How much does a perm license cost? $186

Is Texas a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Texas a 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 April 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

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Utah

Is Utah 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? 3-4 weeks

How much does a perm license cost? $95.00 (CBC fee included)​

Is Utah a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Utah a 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.

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Vermont

Is Vermont 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? 5-7 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $150

Is Vermont a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Vermont a compact state? No - Legislation pending

Web Address: Vermont Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 802-828-2396​

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

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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

Are the Virgin Islands a NURSYS state? Yes

Are the Virgin Islands a compact state? No

Web Address: 

Phone Number: 340-776-7397​

*The information above was provided by the Virgin Islands Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 7-10 business days **must submit request 10 days after application​

How long is a temp license good for? 30 days

How much does a temp license cost? Included in perm

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 30-45 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $190

Is Virginia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Virginia a compact state? Yes

Web Address: Virginia Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 804-367-4515​

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

Click here to see Virginia Travel Nursing Jobs.

Washington

Is Washington 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? Included in perm

How long does it take to get a permanent license? Not defined

How much does a perm license cost? $120

Is Washington a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Washington a compact state? No - Legislation pending

Web Address: Washington Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 360-236-4703​

*The information above was provided by the Washington Board of Nursing in April 2019; 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? 2-5 business days

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? $100

Is West Virginia a NURSYS state? Yes

Is West Virginia a compact state? Yes

Web Address: West Virginia Board of Nursing

Phone Number: 304-744-0900​

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

Click here to see West Virginia Travel Nursing Jobs.

Wisconsin

Is Wisconsin a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? Only available for candidates whose original state of licensure doesn't participate in NURSYS (AL, CA, MI, and PA)​

How long is a temp license good for? 

How much does a temp license cost? $10

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

How much does a perm license cost? $82

Is Wisconsin a 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 April 2019; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Wisconsin Travel Nursing Jobs.

Wyoming

Is Wyoming a walk through state? No

How long does it take to get a temporary license? 10-15 business days

How long is a temp license good for? 

How much does a temp license cost? $25

How long does it take to get a permanent license? 45-60 business days

How much does a perm license cost? $200.00 (CBC & Conv. Fee included)​

Is Wyoming a NURSYS state? Yes

Is Wyoming a 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 August 2017; information is subject to change and is not controlled by Medical Solutions.

Click here to see Wyoming Travel Nursing Jobs.

 

 

 

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