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Alabama   Show contact info »
Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone: 334-242-4060
Fax: 334-242-4360
Website: http://www.abn.state.al.us
    2 weeks  
Alaska   Show contact info »
Alaska Board of Nursing
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone: 907-269-8161
Fax: 907-269-8156
Website: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm
    2 weeks Special fingerprints or background check
Arizona   Show contact info »
Arizona State Board of Nursing
1651 E Morten Avenue, Suite 150
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Phone: 602-331-8111
Fax: 602-906-9365
Website: http://www.azboardofnursing.org
check check License Issued 48-72 hours after walk through Special fingerprints or background check
Arkansas   Show contact info »
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

Phone: 501-686-2700
Fax: 501-686-2714
Website: http://www.astate.ar.us/nurse
check   10 days for new licenses  
California   Show contact info »
California Board of Registered Nursing
400 R Street, Suite 4030
Sacramento, California 95814

Phone: 916-322-3350
Fax: 916-327-4402
Website: http://www.rn.ca.gov
    4-8 weeks Special fingerprints or background check
Colorado   Show contact info »
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 670
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: 303-894-2430
Fax: 303-894-2821
Website: http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing
check   4 weeks for new licenses  
Connecticut   Show contact info »
Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06134

Phone: 860-509-7624
Fax: 860-509-7286
Website: http://www.state.ct.us/dph
    2 weeks  
Delaware   Show contact info »
Delaware Board of Nursing
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, Delaware 19904

Phone: 302-739-4522
Fax: 302-739-2711
Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml
check   2 weeks for new licenses  
District of Columbia   Show contact info »
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
825 North Capitol Street, N.E., 2nd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Phone: 202-727-7468
Fax: 202-727-7662
Website: Click here to follow
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Florida   Show contact info »
Florida Board of Nursing
4080 Woodcock Drive, Suite 202
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

Phone: 850-245-4125
Website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_home
    4-6 weeks  
Georgia   Show contact info »
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-1640

Phone: 912-207-1640
Fax: 912-207-1660
Website: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/ebd-rn/
    4-6 weeks  
Hawaii   Show contact info »
Hawaii Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801

Phone: 808-586-2695
Fax: 808-586-2689
Website: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/nursing/
    Temporary takes 1 week  
Idaho   Show contact info »
Idaho Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720

Phone: 208-334-3110
Fax: 208-334-3262
Website: http://www.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm
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Illinois   Show contact info »
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Phone: 312-814-2715
Fax: 312-814-3145
Website: http://www.dpr.state.il.us
    4-6 weeks  
Indiana   Show contact info »
Indiana State Board of Nursing
Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington Street, Suite 41
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Phone: 317-232-2960
Fax: 317-233-4236
Website: http://www.ai.org/hpb
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Iowa   Show contact info »
Iowa Board of Nursing
Riverpoint Business Park
400 SW 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4685

Phone: 515-281-3255
Fax: 515-281-4825
Website: http://www.state.ia.us/us/government/nursing/
check   2-6 weeks for new licenses  
Kansas   Show contact info »
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 551-S
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Phone: 913-296-4929
Fax: 913-296-3929
Website: http://www.ink.org/public/ksbn
  check 2 weeks  
Kentucky   Show contact info »
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, Kentucky 40222

Phone: 502-329-7000
Fax: 502-329-7011
Website: http://www.kbn.state.ky.us
check   2 weeks for new licenses Paperless Process
Louisiana   Show contact info »
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
3510 N Causeway Blvd, Suite 501
Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Phone: 504-838-5332
Fax: 504-838-5349
Website: http://www.lsbn.state.la.us
  check Walk through is for temporary license; 4-6 weeks otherwise  
Maine   Show contact info »
Maine State Board of Nursing
158 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone: 207-287-1133
Fax: 207-287-1149
Website: http://www.state.me.us/pfr/auxboards/nurhome.htm
check   2 weeks for new licenses Paperless Process
Maryland   Show contact info »
Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Phone: 410-764-5124
Fax: 410-358-3530
Website: http://www.dhmh1d.dhmh.state.md.us/mbn/
check check   Paperless Process
Massachusetts   Show contact info »
Mass. Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Phone: 617-727-9961
Fax: 617-727-1630
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn/
    4-6 weeks  
Michigan   Show contact info »
Michigan CIS/Office of Health Services
Ottawa Towers North
611 W Ottawa 4th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Phone: 517-373-9102
Fax: 517-373-2179
Website: http://www.cis.state.mi.us/bhser/genover
    6-8 weeks  
Minnesota   Show contact info »
Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Phone: 612-617-2270
Fax: 612-617-2190
Website: http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us
    4-6 weeks  
Mississippi   Show contact info »
Mississippi Board of Nursing
1935 Lakeland Dr, Suite B
Jackson, Mississippi 39216

Phone: 601-987-4188
Fax: 601-364-2352
Website: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/
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Missouri   Show contact info »
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0656

Phone: 573-751-0681
Fax: 573-751-0075
Website: http://www.ecodev.state.mo.us/pr/nursing
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Montana   Show contact info »
Montana State Board of Nursing
111 N Jackson
Helena, Montana 59620

Phone: 406-444-2071
Fax: 406-444-7759
Website: http://www.com.state.mt.us/License/POL/index.htm
    1 week  
Nebraska   Show contact info »
Nebraska State Board of Nursing
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4986

Phone: 402-471-4376
Fax: 402-471-3577
Website: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nns.htm
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Nevada   Show contact info »
Nevada State Board of Nursing
1755 E Plumb Lane, Suite 260
Reno, Nevada 89502

Phone: 775-688-2620
Fax: 775-688-2628
Website: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us
    6-9 weeks  
New Hampshire   Show contact info »
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
78 Regional Drive, Building B
P.O. Box 3898
Concord, New Hampshire 03302

Phone: 603-271-2323
Fax: 603-271-6605
Website: http://www.state.nh.us/nursing
check    2-8 weeks for new licenses Paperless Process
New Jersey   Show contact info »
New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Phone: 973-504-6586
Fax: 973-648-3481
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/lp/ca/medical.htm
    4-6 weeks  
New Mexico   Show contact info »
New Mexico Board of Nursing
4206 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

Phone: 505-841-8340
Fax: 505-841-8347
Website: http://www.state.nm.us/clients/nursing
check   2 weeks for new licenses Paperless Process
New York   Show contact info »
New York State Board of Nursing
State Education Department

Cultural Education Center, Room 3023
Albany, New York 12230

Phone: 518-474-3845
Fax: 518-473-0578
Website: http://www.nysed.gov/prof/nurse.htm
    6-8 weeks  
North Carolina   Show contact info »
North Carolina Board of Nursing
3724 National Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

Phone: 919-782-3211
Fax: 919-781-9461
Website: http://www.ncbon.org
check   2 weeks for new licenses Paperless Process
North Dakota   Show contact info »
North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 S 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

Phone: 701-328-9777
Fax: 701-328-9785
Website: http://www.ndbon.org
check   1 week for new licenses  
Ohio   Show contact info »
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 524
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3413

Phone: 614-466-3947
Fax: 614-466-0388
Website: http://www.state.oh.us/nur
    4-6 weeks Special fingerprints or background check

Paperless Process
Oklahoma   Show contact info »
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen Blvd., Suite 524
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Phone: 405-525-2076
Fax: 405-521-6089
Website: http://www.ok.gov/nursing/
    3-4 weeks  
Oregon   Show contact info »
Oregon State Board of Nursing
800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25 Ste 465
Portland, Oregon 97232

Phone: 503-731-4745
Fax: 503-731-4755
Website: http://www.osbn.state.or.us
    3 weeks  
Pennsylvania   Show contact info »
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
124 Pine Street
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Phone: 717-783-7142
Fax: 717-783-0822
Website: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/nurbd/mainpage.htm
    2-3 weeks Special fingerprints or background check
Rhode Island   Show contact info »
Rhode Island Board of Nursing
Cannon Health Building
Three Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Phone: 401-222-2827
Fax: 401-222-2158
Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/nurses.php
check check 4+ weeks for new licenses  
South Carolina   Show contact info »
South Carolina State Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Phone: 803-896-4550
Fax: 803-896-4525
Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/bon
check check 2 weeks via mail  
South Dakota   Show contact info »
South Dakota Board of Nursing
4300 S Louise Avenue, Suite C-1
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106-3124

Phone: 605-362-2760
Fax: 605-362-2768
Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/bon
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Tennessee   Show contact info »
Tennessee State Board of Nursing
425 5th Avenue N.
1st Floor Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37247

Phone: 615-532-5166
Fax: 615-741-7899
Website: http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Boards/Nursing/national.htm
check   4-6 weeks for new licenses  
Texas   Show contact info »
Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: 512-305-7400
Fax: 512-305-7401
Website: http://www.bne.state.tx.us
check   2 weeks for new licenses Paperless Process
Utah   Show contact info »
Utah State Board of Nursing
Herber M. Wells Building
160 E 300, 4th Floor
South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Website: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nurse.html
check   3 weeks for new licenses  
Vermont   Show contact info »
Vermont State Board of Nursing
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

Phone: 802-828-2396
Fax: 802-828-2484
Website: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/nurses
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Virginia   Show contact info »
Virginia Board of Nursing
6606 W Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23230-1717

Phone: 804-662-9909
Fax: 804-662-9512
Website: http://www.dhp.state.va.us
check   4 weeks for new licenses  
Washington   Show contact info »
Washington State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 47864
Olympia, Washington 98504-7864

Phone: 360-236-4700
Fax: 360-236-4738
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/hpqad/Nursing
    4-5 weeks Paperless Process
West Virginia   Show contact info »
West Virginia Board of Nursing
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, West Virginia 25311

Phone: 304-558-3596
Fax: 304-558-3666
Website: http://www.state.wv.us/nurses/rn
    1-2 weeks  
Wisconsin   Show contact info »
Wisconsin Board of Nursing
1400 E Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, Wisconsin 53708

Phone: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-267-0644
Website: http://www.state.wi.us
    2 weeks for new licenses  
Wyoming   Show contact info »
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

Phone: 307-777-7601
Fax: 307-777-3519
Website: http://www.nursing.state.wy.us
    2-3 weeks  

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