Complete List of State Boards of Nursing

Find contact and website information for your local state nursing board.

It is important to research the nursing requirements in the state where you plan to practice. This will not only help you when applying for nursing positions, it will also give you an overview of the nursing programs you need to take in nursing school. Doing the research before you start your nursing education will help you prepare for school and will save you both time and money. We have compiled a list of State Boards of Nursing below to help you gather the state requirement information you need:

Alabama State Board of Nursing 

Address:
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Phone: (334) 293-5200

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $85
License renewal (every two years), RN: $75

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 24 contact hours for every renewal period

Alaska State Board of Nursing

Address:
Dept. of Comm. & Econ. Development
Div. of Occupational Licensing
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8161

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $334
License renewal (every two years), RN: $175

Continuing Education Requirements:
Two of the following:
30 contact hours
30 hours of professional nursing activities
320 hours of nursing employment

Arizona State Board of Nursing 

Address:
4747 N. 7th St.
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 771-7800

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $300
License renewal (every four years), RN: $160

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Address:
University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone: (501) 686-2700

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every two years), RN: $75

Continuing Education Requirements:
You must complete 15 practice-focused continuing education contact hours or hold a current, nationally recognized certification or complete a minimum of one college credit course in nursing with a grade of C or better during a licensure period.

California State Board of Registered Nursing

Address:
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 322-3350 

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $150 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $140

Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours per renewal period

Colorado State Board of Nursing

Address:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $88
License renewal (every two years), RN: $123

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing

Address:
Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-8000 

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $180
License renewal (annual), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Delaware State Board of Nursing 

Address:
Cannon Building 
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 744-4500

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $124
License renewal (every two years), RN: Not listed on web site

Continuing Education Requirements:

30 contact hours every renewal period

District of Columbia State Board of Nursing 

Address:
Department of Health 
899 N. Capitol Street, N.E., 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-5955

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $187
License renewal (every two years), RN: $145

Continuing Education Requirements:

24 contact hours for RNs and 18 contact hours for LPNs every renewal period

Florida State Board of Nursing 

Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3251
Phone: (850) 488-0595

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $175 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $80

Continuing Education Requirements: 
1 hour HIV/AIDS for initial licensure
2 hours relating to prevention of medical errors
24 hours of continuing education related to nursing
2 hours of domestic violence education every third renewal

Georgia State Board of Nursing 

Address:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-2440

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $40
License renewal (every two years), RN: $65

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Hawaii State Board of Nursing 

Address:
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $40 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $160

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Idaho State Board of Nursing 

Address:
280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 577-2476

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every two years), RN: $90

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

Address:
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor 
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-4500

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $91
License renewal (every two years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
LPN: 20 hours of approved continuing education
RN: 20 hours of approved continuing education
APN: 50 hours of approved continuing education

Indiana State Board of Nursing 

Address: 
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency 
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-2960

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $50
License renewal (every two years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Iowa State Board of Nursing 

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $143
License renewal (every three years), RN: $99

Continuing Education Requirements:
For renewal of a three year license, 36 contact hours.
For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, 24 contact hours.

Kansas State Board of Nursing 

Address:
Landon State Office Bldg.
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
Phone: (785)296-4929

Fees:

Initial licensing fee, RN: $75
License renewal (every two years), RN: $60

Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours each renewal period for nurses at all levels of practice

Kentucky State Board of Nursing 

Address:
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 329-7000

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $110
License renewal (every two years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 14 contact hours every two years. See web site for additional options; two of the 30 hours must be AIDS CE three hours of domestic violence CE within 3 years of Kentucky licensure

Louisiana State Board of Nursing 

Address:
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 755-7500

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $142.50 
License renewal, RN: $80-$105 depending on date or renewal

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: Five, 10, or 15 contact hours every year, based on employment

Maine State Board of Nursing

Address:
161 Capitol Street
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-1133

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $75
License renewal, RN (every two years): $75

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Maryland State Board of Nursing

Address:
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 585-1900

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (annual), RN: $73

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Massachusetts State Board of Nursing

Address:
Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0900

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $230
License renewal (every two years), RN: $120

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 15 contact hours every renewal period

Michigan Board of Nursing 

Address:
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 373-9280

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $54
License renewal (every two years), RN: $60

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 25 contact hours every renewal period

Minnesota State Board of Nursing 

Address:
2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $115.50 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $93.50

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 24 contact hours every renewal period LPNs: 12 contact hours every renewal period

Mississippi State Board of Nursing 

Address:
713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 957-6300 

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every two years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Missouri State Board of Nursing 

Address:
3605 Missouri Blvd
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0293

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $45
License renewal (every two years), RN: $60

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Montana State Board of Nursing 

Address:
301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2345

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $200
License renewal (every two years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 24 contact hours every renewal period

Nebraska Health and Human Services System 

Address:
Dept. of Regulation & Licensure, Nursing Section
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3121

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $123
License renewal (every two years), RN: $123

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 20 contact hours every renewal period

Nevada State Board of Nursing 

Address:
License Certification and Education
4220 S. Maryland Parkway
Suite B300 
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every two years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New Hampshire State Board of Nursing 

Address:
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2323

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $120
License renewal (every two years), RN: $80

Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New Jersey State Board of Nursing

Address:
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 504-6586

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $120 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $120

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New Mexico State Board of Nursing 

Address: 
6301 Indian School Road NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 841-8340

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $110
License renewal (every two years), RN: $93

Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New York State Board of Nursing 

Address:
State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 120

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $143
License renewal (every three years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
2-hour course on child-abuse (one time requirement for registration)
4-hour course on infection control every four years

North Carolina State Board of Nursing 

Address:
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 782-3211

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $75 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $92

Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period

North Dakota State Board of Nursing 

Address:
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismark, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 328-9777

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $110
License renewal (every two years), RN: $90

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 12 contact hours every renewal period

Ohio State Board of Nursing 

Address:
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-6940

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $75
License renewal: Not listed on web site

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 24 contact hours per renewal period

Oklahoma State Board of Nursing 

Address:
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-1800

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $85
License renewal (every two years), RN: $75

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Oregon State Board of Nursing

Address:
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224-7012
Phone: (971) 673-0685

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $160
License renewal (every two years), RN: $145

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: Complete the one-time Pain Management Continuing Education requirement

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing 

Address:
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7142

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $35
License renewal (every two years), RN: $65; LPN: $60

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period; LPNs: None

Rhode Island State Board of Nursing

Department of Health 
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5960

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $135; LPN: $90 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $135

Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 10 contact hours every renewal period

South Carolina State Board of Nursing 

Address:
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building 
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4300

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every two years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period

South Dakota State Board of Nursing 

Address:
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: (605) 362-2760

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal, RN: $90

Continuing education requirements:

None

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

Address:
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3111

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $115
License renewal (every two years): RN: $210

Continuing Education Requirements:
No continuing education hours required, though license renewal requires proof of continued competence.

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners 

Address:
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $186 
License renewal (every two years), RN: $70

Continuing Education Requirements:
20 contact hours per renewal period

Utah State Board of Nursing 

Address:
Heber M. Wells Building
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6701

Fees:

Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every two years), RN: $58

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: Have practiced not less than 400 hours during two years preceding application for renewal, or have completed 30 contact hours, or have practiced not less than 200 hours and completed 15 contact hours during two years preceding application for renewal.

Vermont State Board of Nursing 

Address:
89 Main Street
3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: (802) 828-2396

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every two years), RN: $95

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Virginia State Board of Nursing 

Address:
Perimeter Center
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463 
Phone: (804) 367-4400

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $190
License renewal: Not listed on web site

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission 

Address:
Department of Health
PO Box 47890 
Olympia, WA 98504-7864
Phone: (360) 236-4030 

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $92
License renewal (annual), RN: $101

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: Seven contact hours in HIV-AIDS education

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Address:
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102 
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3596

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $51.50
License renewal (annual), RN: $65

Continuing Education Requirements:
12 contact hours per renewal period

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

Address:
1400 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 266-2112

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every two years), RN: $86

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

Address:
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7601

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $135
License renewal (every two years), RN: $110

Continuing Education Requirements:
20 contact hours, or 500 practice hours every two years, or 1600 practice hours every five years, or a refresher program.