Complete List of State Boards of Nursing

It’s 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 36104
Phone: (334) 242-4060

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $103.50
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $103.50

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

Alaska State Board of Nursing

Address:
Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Professional Licensing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8160

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $375
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $175

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

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Address:
4747 North 7th Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 771-7800

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $300
License renewal (every 4 years), RN: $160

Continuing Education Requirements:
Practice as a nurse for 960 hours in the past 5 years and complete an Arizona Board refresher course

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
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 North Market Blvd, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 322-3350

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $350
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $190 plus $10 for Nurse Education Fund

Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours per renewal period

Colorado State Board of Nursing

Address:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7800

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $88
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $123

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing

Address:
Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $180
License renewal (annual), RN: $110

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Delaware State Board of Nursing

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $156
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: You will be notified at the time of renewal

Continuing Education Requirements:

30 contact hours every renewal period

District of Columbia State Board of Nursing

Address:
Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-5955

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $230
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $230

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 C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: (850) 488-0595

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $110
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $75

Continuing Education Requirements:
1 hour HIV/AIDS for initial licensure
2 hours relating to prevention of medical errors
2 hours relating to human trafficking
2 hour course in Florida laws
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 2 years), RN: $65

Continuing Education Requirements:
20 hours of continuing education

Hawaii State Board of Nursing

Address:
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 586-2695

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $40
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $40

Continuing Education Requirements:
30 hours of continuing education courses every 2 years

Idaho State Board of Nursing

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $90

Continuing Education Requirements:
15 hours of continuing education
1 hour of academic education related specifically to nursing

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

Address:
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (888) 473-4858

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $50
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $40

Continuing Education Requirements:
20 hours of approved continuing education for RNs and LPNs

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Address:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-2043

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $50
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Iowa State Board of Nursing

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $143
License renewal (every 3 years), RN: $99

Continuing Education Requirements:
36 contact hours every 3 years

Kansas State Nursing Board

Address:
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-4929

Fees:

Initial licensing fee, RN: $75
License renewal (every 2 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) 429-3200

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $125
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 14 contact hours every 3 years
3 hours of domestic violence
1-1/2 hours of pediatric head abuse trauma

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal, RN: $80-$105 depending on date or renewal

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 5 contact hours every year, based on full-time employment, 10 contact hours for part-time employees

Maine State Board of Nursing

Address:
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 287-1133

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $75
License renewal, RN: (every 2 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 (every 2 years), RN: $136

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Massachusetts State Board of Nursing

Address:
Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0900
 
Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $230
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $120

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 15 contact hours every renewal period
Completion of domestic and sexual violence training

Michigan Board of Nursing

Address:
Ottawa Towers North
611 West Ottawa, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-9700

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $54
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $60

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 25 contact hours every 2 years
2 hours of pain and symptom management required

Minnesota State Board of Nursing

Address:
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 317-3000

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $105
License renewal (every 2 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 2 years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
10 contact hours every 2 years

Missouri State Board of Nursing

Address:
3605 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 751-0681

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $45
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $60

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Montana State Board of Nursing

Address:
301 South Park, 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 444-5711

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $100

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

Nebraska Health and Human Services System

Address:
Dept. of Health and Human Services, Nursing Section
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3121

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $123
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $123

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

Nevada State Board of Nursing

Address:
License Certification and Education
4220 South Maryland Parkway, Suite B300
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(888) 590-6726

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period
Complete state bioterrorism course

New Hampshire State Board of Nursing

Address:
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2152

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $120
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $80

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

New Jersey State Board of Nursing

Address:
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 504-6430

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $200
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $120

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period
1 credit of continuing education concerning opioid drugs

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: $150
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $110

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

New York State Board of Nursing

Address:
State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $143
License renewal (every 3 years), RN: $73

Continuing Education Requirements:
2 hour course on child-abuse (one-time requirement for registration)
3 contact hours on infection control every 4 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 2 years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 15 contact hours every 2 years and 640 hours of active practice

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: $130
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $120

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

Ohio State Board of Nursing

Address:
17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3947

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $75
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $65

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

Oklahoma State Board of Nursing

Address:
2915 North Classen Blvd, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-1800

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $85
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $75

Continuing Education Requirements:
24 hours of continuing education

Oregon State Board of Nursing

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $160
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $145

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: Complete the one-time, 7 hour 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: $70
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $65

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period
Opioid education course

Rhode Island State Board of Nursing

Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Suite 105
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5960

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $135
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $135

Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 10 continuing hours every renewal period, 2 hours must be about substance abuse

South Carolina State Board of Nursing

Address:
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4550

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $75

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

South Dakota State Board of Nursing

Address:
4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315
Phone: (605) 362-2760

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

Continuing education requirements:

None, but nurses must verify employment in nursing for a minimum of 140 hours in a 12-month period

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

Address:
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3111

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $100

Continuing Education Requirements:
5 hours of continuing education

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

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

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $65

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 84114
Phone: (801) 530-6628

Fees:

Initial licensing fee, RN: $100
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $58

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: Have practiced not less than 400 hours during 2 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 2 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: $60
License renewal (every 2 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 (every 2 years), RN: $140

Continuing Education Requirements:
2 hours of controlled substances training
24 continuing education hours over 2 year renewal period

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Address:
Department of Health
Health Systems Licensing
111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236-2397

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $120
License renewal, RN: $65

Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 45 clock hours of continuing education within 3 years

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Address:
90 MacCorkle Avenue, Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: (304) 744-0900

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $70
License renewal (annual), RN: $67

Continuing Education Requirements:
12 contact hours per renewal period

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Address:
Board of Nursing
PO Box 8366
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 266-2112

Fees:
Initial licensing fee, RN: $90
License renewal (every 2 years), RN: $86

Continuing Education Requirements:
Complete the nursing workforce survey to the satisfaction of the board

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 2 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

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