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Those wishing to apply for an original registered nurse license (RN) by Examination or Endorsement must now do so using the online system. Please use the link below to be directed to Online Services. Upon your first visit, you must register an account with the division.
A checklist of required items is also posted below. Please review the checklist before you begin your online application to ensure you are prepared to submit all required information and documentation to the division.
|Request for Verification of Original License (non-NURSYS participating states)|
License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. Registered Nurse license expiration dates are September 30 of either odd-numbered years or even-numbered years, and are dependent upon the issuance date. All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the subsequent expiration date. For example, licenses issued between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014 will reflect a license expiration date of September 30, 2016. Licenses issued prior to June 1, 2014 will reflect an expiration date of September 30, 2014 and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.
License Renewal Information. All Registered Nurse licenses expire on September 30 of even- or odd-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.
The Division of Professions and Occupations provides test accommodations to applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). To submit a request for accommodations, please complete the Test Accommodations Request Form provided in the link below and return it and the documentation requested in Part II of the Form with your application materials.
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