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Nursing License Boards

Welcome to the RN Network's comprehensive guide to Nursing License Boards across all 50 states. Whether you're a newly graduated nurse ready to embark on your nursing career or an experienced RN looking to relocate, this guide serves as a one-stop resource for all your licensure needs. Below, you'll find contact information, links to each state's Board of Nursing, and additional resources to assist you in the process of obtaining or transferring your nursing license.

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U.S. Nursing State Licensing Boards

The primary purpose of nursing license boards across the United States is to protect public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring that all practicing nurses meet the required standards of competency and conduct. These boards regulate the nursing profession through the licensure, renewal, and enforcement of nursing practice standards. Keeping one's nursing license up to date is crucial as it signifies the nurse's ongoing commitment to professional development, adherence to evolving healthcare regulations, and competence in providing quality patient care. Moreover, an active license is a legal requirement for employment in the nursing field, underscoring the importance of maintaining licensure for career longevity and the trust of patients and healthcare organizations alike.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

  • Arizona State Board of Nursing

  • Website: www.azbn.gov

  • Phone: (602) 771-7800

Arkansas

  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

  • Website: www.arsbn.org

  • Phone: (501) 686-2700

California

  • California Board of Registered Nursing

  • Website: www.rn.ca.gov

  • Phone: (916) 322-3350

Colorado

Connecticut

  • Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

  • Website: portal.ct.gov/DPH

  • Phone: (860) 509-7603

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

  • Idaho Board of Nursing

  • Website: ibn.idaho.gov

  • Phone: (208) 577-2476

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

  • Kansas State Board of Nursing

  • Website: ksbn.kansas.gov

  • Phone: (785) 296-4929

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

  • Website: kbn.ky.gov

  • Phone: (502) 429-3300

Louisiana

  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing

  • Website: lsbn.state.la.us

  • Phone: (225) 755-7500

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

  • Website: msbn.ms.gov

  • Phone: (601) 957-6300

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Board of Nursing

  • Website: nursing.nj.gov

  • Phone: (973) 504-6430

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

  • Website: nmbon.sks.com

  • Phone: (505) 841-8340

New York

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Board of Nursing

  • Website: www.ncbon.com

  • Phone: (919) 782-3211

North Dakota

  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

  • Website: www.ndbon.org

  • Phone: (701) 328-9777

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Board of Nursing

  • Website: nursing.ok.gov

  • Phone: (405) 962-1800

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  • Texas Board of Nursing

  • Website: bon.texas.gov

  • Phone: (512) 305-7400

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

  • Website: wvrnboard.wv.gov

  • Phone: (304) 744-0900

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Wyoming State Board of Nursing

  • Website: wsbn.wyo.gov

  • Phone: (307) 777-7601

District of Columbia

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

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