Comprehensive List of State Boards of Nursing

State Boards of Nursing and Travel Nurse Licensing Requirements

It is important to research the nursing requirements in the state where you plan to practice. As a travel nurse, you must have a license or compact license in the state you wish to take an assignment. Registered Nurses with a primary license located in a state that is a member of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact  (eNLC) can practice nursing in the participating compact states without needing to apply for a license. For states that require endorsement to practice – especially top paying travel nursing states such as California and New York – applications can take longer than a month to process so it’s best to start the process as early as possible. Most travel nursing companies offer reimbursement for licensing fees. We’ve complied a list of of State Boards of nursing below to help you gather the state requirements you need.

Alabama Board of Nursing
Location
770 Washington Avenue, RSA Plaza, Ste 250
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone
334.293.5200 or 800.656.5318
Fax
334.293.5201
Alaska Board of Nursing
Location
550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567
Phone
907.269.8161
Fax
907.269.8196
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Location
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
Phone
602.771.7800
Fax
602.771.7888
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Location
University Tower Building, 1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone
501.686.2700
Fax
501.686.2714
California Board of Registered Nursing
Location
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone
916.322.3350
Fax
916.574.8637
Colorado Board of Nursing
Location
Division of Professions and Occupations, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone 
303.894.2430
Fax
303.894.2821
Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
Location
Dept. of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
Hartford, CT 06134-0328
Phone
860.509.7624
Fax
860.509.7553
Delaware Board of Nursing
Location
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone
302.744.4500
Fax
302.739.2711
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Location
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone
877.672.2174
Fax
202.727.8471
Florida Board of Nursing
Location
4042 Bald Cypress Way, Room 120
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone
850.245.4125
Fax
850.245.4172
Georgia Board of Nursing
Location
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone
478.207.2440
Fax
877.371.5712
Guam Board of Nurse Examiners
Location
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304
Phone
671.735.7407
Fax
671.735.7413
Hawaii Board of Nursing
Location
King Kalakaua Building, 335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone
808.586.3000
Fax
808.586.2689
Idaho Board of Nursing
Location
280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, ID 83720
Phone
208.334.3110
Fax
208.334.3262
Illinois Board of Nursing
Location
James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone
312.814.2715
Fax
312.814.3145
Indiana State Board of Nursing
Location
Professional Licensing Agency, 402 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone
317.234.2043
Fax
317.233.4236
Iowa Board of Nursing
Location
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone
515.281.3255
Fax
515.281.4825
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Location
Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone
785.296.4929
Fax
785.296.3929
Kentucky Board of Nursing
Location
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone
502.429.3300
Fax
502.429.3311
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Location
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone
225.755.7500
Fax
225.755.7584
Maine State Board of Nursing
Location
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone
207.287.1133
Fax
207.287.1149
Maryland Board of Nursing
Location
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone
410.585.1900
Fax
410.358.3530
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Location
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone
617.973.0900
or 800.414.0168
Fax
617.973.0984
Michigan Board of Nursing
Location
Bureau of Health Care Services, 611 W. Ottawa St, PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone
517.335.0918
Fax
517.241.1431
Minnesota Board of Nursing
Location
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone
612.317.3000
Fax
612.617.2190
Mississippi Board of Nursing
Location
713 Pear Orchard Road, 3rd Floor
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone
601.957.6300
Fax
601.957.6301
Missouri State Board of Nursing
Location
3605 Missouri Blvd., P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone
573.751.0681
Fax
573.751.0075
Montana Board of Nursing
Location
301 South Park, Suite 401, P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone
406.841.2300
Fax
406.841.2340
Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board
Location
Office of Nursing and Nursing Support, DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit, 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone
402.471.6443
Fax
402.471.1066
Nevada State Board of Nursing
Location
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502
Phone
775.687.7700
Fax
775.687.7707
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Location
121 S. Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone
603.271.2323
Fax
603.271.6605
New Jersey Board of Nursing
Location
P.O. Box 45010, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone
973.504.6430
Fax
973.648.3481
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Location
6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone
505.841.8340
Fax
505.841.8347
New York State Board of Nursing
Location
Education Bldg., 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Phone
518.474.3817, Ext. 120
Fax
518.474.3706
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Location
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone
919.782.3211
Fax
919.781.9461
North Dakota Board of Nursing
Location
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone
701.328.9777
Fax
701.328.9785
Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing
Location
Navy Hill, Saipan, MP 96950
Phone
670. 233.2263
Fax
670.664.4813
Ohio Board of Nursing
Location
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413
Phone
614.466.6940
Fax
614.466.0388
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Location
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone
405.962.1800
Fax
405.962.1821
Oregon State Board of Nursing
Location
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224
Phone
971.673.0685
Fax
971.673.0684
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Location
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone
717.783.7142
Fax
717.783.0822
Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Location
105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone
401.222.5700
Fax
401.222.3352
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Location
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone
803.896.4550
Fax
803.896.4515
South Dakota Board of Nursing
Location
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone
605.362.2760
Fax
605.362.2768
Tennessee State Board of Nursing
Location
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone
615.532.5166
Fax
615.741.7899
Texas Board of Nursing
Location
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone
512.305.7400
Fax
512.305.7401
Utah State Board of Nursing
Location
Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor, 160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone
801.530.6628
Fax
801.530.6511
Vermont State Board of Nursing
Location
Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Nursing
89 Main Street, Floor 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone
802.828.2396
Fax
802.828.2484
Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
Location
#3 Kongens Gade (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Phone
340.776.7397
Fax
340.777.4003
Virginia Board of Nursing
Location
Department of Health Professions, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233
Phone
804.367.4515
Fax
804.527.4455
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Location
Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Olympia, WA 98504-7864
Phone
800-525-0127
Fax
360.236.4738
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Location
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311Mailing Address
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone
304.558.3596
Fax
304.558.3666
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Location
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Phone
608.266.2112
Fax
608.261.7083
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
Location
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone
307.777.7601
Fax
307.777.3519