State Boards of Nursing

State Boards of Nursing manage the business of regulating nurses in each state. If you are a travel nurse you might have multiple nursing licenses. If you are lucky enough to live in a compact licensure state you only need one license to practice in multiple states.

The good news is that all 50 states and the U.S. territories do recognize each others licenses and will grant you a license based on reciprocity.You still have to apply for a nursing license in each state you will practice in if you establish residency or work in a non-compact state while traveling.Click the linkformore information about compact nursing license

The National Council of State Boards Of Nursingis a national organization that allows state nursing boards to work collaboratively and standardize practices. They are also a good resource to learn about different states and their updated practices.

Most states will let you apply online but you still need to follow their process. It can take several weeks to months depending on the state board of licensing. You will have to pay a license fee and renewalsfor each nursing license you apply for and maintain.

Most states have some form of continuing education requirement to renew your license each year.The state board of nursing can usually tell you which CEU's are accepted and which are not.

We have included direct links to each board of nursing below. Occasionally, the statewebsites get updated and the links change. We actively monitor for this and update this page.

State Boards Of Nursing Links

Alabama P.O. Box 303900 Montgomery, AL 36130-3900 Phone: 1-800-656-5318 FAX: (334) 242-4360 abn@abn.state.al.us

Alaska
Robert B. Atwood Building 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500 Anchorage, AK 99501-3567 Denise Williams Licensing Examiner (Last Names A-K) Denise_Williams@commerce.state.ak.us Phone: (907) 269-8438 Fax: (907) 269-8196 Abraham Weiss Licensing Examiner (Last name L-Z) Abraham_Weiss@commerce.state.ak.us Phone: (907) 269-8402 Fax: (907) 269-8196

Arizona 1651 E. Morten Avenue, #210 Phoenix, AZ 85020 Phone: (602) 331-8111 FAX: (602) 906-9365 arizona@azbn.org

Arkansas University Tower Building 1123 S. University, Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72204 Phone: (501) 686-2700 FAX: (501) 686-2714

California Board of Registered Nursing 400 R St., Ste. 4030 P.O. Box 944210 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 322-3350 FAX: (916) 327-4402

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Techs 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, #205 Sacramento, CA 95833 Phone: (916) 263-7800 FAX: (916) 263-7859

Colorado 1560 Broadway, Suite 670 Denver, CO 80202 Phone: (303) 894-2430 FAX: (303) 894-2821

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing Div. Health Systems Regulation 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 12HSR P.O. Box 340308 Hartford, CT 06134-0328 Phone: (860) 509-7624 FAX: (860) 509-7286

Delaware 861 Silver Lake Blvd Cannon Building, Suite 203 Dover, DE 19904 Phone: (302) 739-4522 FAX: (302) 739-2711

D.C. Board of Nursing 825 N. Capitol St., N.E., 2nd Floor Room 2224 Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 442-4778 FAX: (202) 442-9431

Florida 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02 Tallahassee, FL 32399 Phone: (904) 858-6940 FAX: (904) 858-6964 MQA_Nursing@doh.state.fl.us

GeorgiaBoard of Licensed Practical Nurses 237 Coliseum Dr. Macon, GA 31217-3858 Phone: (912) 207-1300 FAX: (912) 207-1633

Georgia 237 Coliseum Drive Macon, Georgia 31217-3858 Phone: (912) 207-1640 FAX: (912) 207-1660

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners P.O. Box 2816 1307 E. Sunset Blvd. Barrgada, GU 96910 Phone: (671) 475-0251 FAX: (671) 477-4733

Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801 Phone: (808) 586-3000 FAX: (808) 586-2689

Idaho 280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210 P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720 Phone: (208) 334-3110 FAX: (208) 334-3262

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation James R. Thompson Center 100 West Randolph, #9-300 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 814-2715 FAX: (312) 814-3145

Indiana Indiana State Board of Nursing Professional Licensing Agency (Attn: Indiana State Board of Nursing) 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Phone: 317-234-2043 Fax: 317-233-4236 Email: pla2@pla.IN.gov

Iowa River Point Business Park 400 S.W. 8th St. Suite B Des Moines, IA 50309-4685 Phone: (515) 281-3255 FAX: (515) 281-4825

Kansas Landon State Office Building 900 SW Jackson Street Suite 1051 Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230 Main: 785-296-4929 Fax: 785-296-3929

Kentucky312 Whittington Pkwy, #300 Louisville, KY 40222 Phone: (502) 329-7000 FAX: (502) 329-7011

Louisiana Board of Practical Nurse Examiners 3421 N. Causeway Blvd, #203 Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: (504) 838-5791 FAX: (504) 838-5279

Louisiana Board of Registered Nursing 3510 N. Causeway Blvd, #501 Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: (504) 838-5332 FAX: (504) 838-5349

Maine 24 Stone Street # 158 State House Station Augusta, Maine , 04333 Phone: (207) 287-1133 Fax: (207) 287-1149

Maryland 4140 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 Phone: (410) 585-1900 FAX: (410) 358-3530

Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts 239 Causeway St. Boston, MA 02114 Phone: (617) 727-9961 FAX: (617) 727-1630

Michigan CIS/Office of Health Services Ottawa Towers North 611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor Lansing, MI 48933 Phone: (517) 373-9102 FAX: (517) 379-2179

Minnesota 2829 University Ave SE #500 Minneapolis, MN 55414 Phone: (612) 617-2270 FAX: (612) 617-2190

Mississippi 1935 Lakeland Drive, #B Jackson, MS 39216 Phone: (601) 987-4188 FAX: (601) 364-2352

Missouri3605 Missouri Blvd. P.O. Box 656 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656 Phone: (573) 751-0681 FAX: (573) 751-0075

Montana 301 South Park, 4th Floor P.O. Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513 Phone: (406) 841-2340 Fax: (406) 841-2305 E-Mail: dlibsdnur@mt.gov

Nebraska D.H.H.S. Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Div.- Nursing/Nursing Support Section 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94986 Lincoln, NE 68509-4986 Phone: (402) 471-4376 FAX: (402) 471-3577

Nevada On November 24, 2003, the Las Vegas office was relocated to 2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207, Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392. The new location is on Sahara just west of I-15 across the street from the Palace Station. Phone: 1-888-590-NSBN (6726) in Las Vegas Calling Area 486-5800 FAX: (775) 688-2628

New Hampshire 78 Regional Dr., Bldg B P.O. Box 3898 Concord, NH 03302 Phone: (603) 271-2323 FAX: (603) 271-6605

New Jersey 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor P.O. Box 45010 Newark, NJ 07101 Phone: (973) 504-6586 FAX: (973) 648-3481

New Mexico 6301 Indian School NE Suite 710 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 Phone: (505) 841-8340 FAX: (505) 841-8347

New York State Education Department Cultural Ed Ctr, Rm 3023 Albany, NY 12230 Phone: (518) 474-3845 FAX: (518) 474-3706

Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners Public Health Center P.O. Box 1458 Saipan, MP 96950 Phone: (670) 234-8950 FAX: (670) 234-8930


North Carolina 3724 National Drive #201 Raleigh, NC 27612 Phone: (919) 782-3211 FAX: (919) 781-9461

North Dakota 919 South 7th Street, Suite 504 Bismark, ND 58504 Phone: (701) 328-9777 FAX: (701) 328-9785

Ohio 17 South High Street, #400 Columbus, OH 43215-3413 Phone: (614) 466-3947 FAX: (614) 466-0388

Oklahoma 2915 N. Classen Blvd, #524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Phone: (405) 962-1800 FAX: (405) 962-1821

Oregon 800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25 Suite 465 Portland, OR 97232 Phone: (503) 731-4745 FAX: (503) 731-4755

Pennsylvania 124 Pine Street P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17101 Phone: (717) 783-7142 FAX: (717) 783-0822

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Board of Nurse Examiners 800 Roberto H. Todd Avenue Room 202, Stop 18 Santurce, PR 00908 Phone: (787) 725-8161 FAX: (787) 725-7903

Rhode Island Registration and Nursing Education 3 Capitol Hill Room 105 Providence, RI 02908 401-222-5700 401-222-3352 Fax

South Carolina 110 Centerview Drive Suite 202 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone: (803) 896-4550 FAX: (803) 896-4525

South Dakota 4300 South Louise Ave., #C-1 Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3124 Phone: (605) 362-2760 FAX: (605) 362-2768

Tennessee 426 Fifth Avenue North 1st Floor - Cordell Hull Bldg Nashville, TN 37247 Phone: (615) 532-5166 FAX: (615) 741-7899

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 305-7400 FAX: (512) 305-7401

Utah Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Phone: (801) 530-6628 FAX: (801) 530-6511

Vermont 109 State Street Montpelier, VT 05609-1106 Phone: (802) 828-2396 FAX: (802) 828-2484

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure Veterans Drive Station St. Thomas, VI 00803 Phone: (340) 776-7397 FAX: (340) 777-4003

Virginia Board of Nursing 6606 W. Broad St, 4th Floor Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: (804) 662-9909 FAX: (804) 662-9512

Washington State Nursing Commission Department of Health 1300 Quince Street SE Olympia, WA 98504-7864 Phone: (360) 236-4740 FAX: (360) 236-4738

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses 101 Dee Drive Charleston, WV 25311 Phone: (304) 558-3572 FAX: (304) 558-4367

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses 101 Dee Drive Charleston, WV 25311 Phone: (304) 558-3596 FAX: (304) 558-3666

Wisconsin State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing PO Box 8935 Madison, WI 53708-8935 web@drl.state.wi.us 608) 266-2112

Wyoming 2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110 Cheyenne, WY 82002 Phone: (307) 777-7601 FAX: (307) 777-3519