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For Nurses to work in the United States

In order to work in the United States as a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or as a Licensed Practical Nurse you must be licensed in the state or territory in which you would like to work.

For detailed licensing information related to each US state (or territory) and their regulatory (licensing) bodies, please click the appropriate link in the list below:

   

 

Alabama

Alabama Board of Nursing
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL • 36104
Tel: (334) 242-4060 | Fax: (334) 242-4360
URL: www.abn.alabama.gov

 

Alaska

Alaska Board of Nursing
Nancy Sanders, PhD, RN - Executive Administrator
550 West Seventh Avenue
Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK • 99501-3567
Tel: (907) 269-8161 | Fax: (907) 269-8196
URL: www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

 

American Samoa

American Samoa Health Services
Regulatory Board
Toaga Atuatasi Seumalo, MS, RN - Executive Secretary
LBJ Tropical Medical Center
Pago Pago, AS • 96799
Tel: (684) 633-1222 | Fax: (604) 269-8196
URL: n/a

 

Arizona

Arizona State Board of Nursing
Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, FAAN - Executive Director
4747 North 7th Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ • 85014-3655
Tel: (602) 771-7800 | Fax: (602) 771-7888
URL: www.azbn.gov

 

Arkansas

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Faith Fields, MSN, RN - Executive Director
University Tower Building
1123 S. University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR • 72204-1619
Tel: (501) 686-2700 | Fax: (501) 686-2714
URL: www.arsbn.org

 

California

California Board of Registered Nursing
Louise Bailey, MEd, RN - Interim Executive Director
1625 North Market Boulevard
Suite N-127
Sacramento, CA • 95834-1924
Tel: (916) 322-3350 | Fax: (916) 574-8637
URL: www.rn.ca.gov

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
Teresa Bello-Jones, JD, MSN, RN - Executive Officer
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Suite 205
Sacramento, CA • 95833
Tel: (916) 263-7800 | Fax: (916) 263-7859
URL: www.bvnpt.ca.gov

 

Colorado

Colorado Board of Nursing
Mark Merrill - Program Director
1560 Broadway
Suite 1370
Denver, CO • 80202
Tel: (303) 894-2430 | Fax: (303) 894-2821
URL: www.dora.state.co.us/nursing

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
Jennifer L. Filippone - Chief, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#13PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT • 06134-0328
Tel: (860) 509-7624 | (860) 509-7603 [for testing candidates only] | Fax: (860) 509-7553
URL: www.state.ct.us/dph

 

Delaware

Delaware Board of Nursing
David Mangler, MS, RN - Executive Director
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building - Suite 203
Dover, DE • 19904
Tel: (302) 744-4500 | Fax: (302) 739-2711
URL: dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing

 

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Karen Scipio-Skinner, MSN, RN - Executive Director
Department of Health - Health Professional Licensing Administration
7170 14th Street NW
Washington, DC • 20005
Tel: 1-877-672-2174 | Fax: (202) 727-8471
URL: hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488526,hplaNav,|30661|,.asp

 

Florida

Florida Board of Nursing
Joe Baker, Jr. - Executive Director
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02
Tallahassee, FL • 32399-3252
Tel: (850) 245-4125 | Fax: (850) 245-4172
URL: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa

 

Georgia

Georgia Board of Nursing
Sylvia Bond, RN, MSN, MBA - Executive Director
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA • 31217-3858
Tel: (478) 207-2440 | Fax: (478) 207-1354
URL: www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn

Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
Sylvia Bond, RN, MSN, MBA - Executive Director
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA • 31217-3858
Tel: (478) 207-2440 | Fax: (478) 207-1354
URL: www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/lpn

 

Guam

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners
Margarita Bautista-Gay, RN, BSN, MN - Interim Executive Director
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam • 96913-6304
Tel: (671) 735-7407 | Fax: (671) 735-7413
URL: www.dphss.guam.gov

 

Hawaii

Hawaii Board of Nursing
Lee Ann Teshima - Executive Officer
Mailing Address:
PVLD/DCCA Att'n: Board of Nursing
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI • 96801
Physical Address:
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI • 96813
Tel: (808) 586-3000 | Fax: (808) 586-2689
URL: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing

 

Idaho

Idaho Board of Nursing
Sandra Evans, MAEd, RN - Executive Director
280 North 8th Street - Suite 210
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID • 83720
Tel: (208) 334-3110 | Fax: (208) 334-3262
URL: ibn.idaho.gov

 

Illinois

Illinois Board of Nursing
Michele Bromberg, MSN, APN, BC - Nursing Act Coordinator
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL • 60601
Tel: (312) 814-2715 | Fax: (312) 814-3145
URL: www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/nurs.asp

 

Indiana

Indiana State Board of Nursing
Sean Gorman - Board Director
Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN • 46204
Tel: (317) 234-2043 | Fax: (317) 233-4236
URL: www.in.gov/pla

 

Iowa

Iowa Board of Nursing
Lorinda Inman, MSN, RN - Executive Director
RiverPoint Business Park
400 SW 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA • 50309-4685
Tel: (515) 234-2043 | Fax: (515) 281-4825
URL: nursing.iowa.gov

 

Kansas

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN - Executive Administrator
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson - Suite 1051
Topeka, KS • 66612
Tel: (785) 296-4929 | Fax: (785) 296-3929
URL: www.ksbn.org

 

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Nursing
Charlotte F. Beason, Ed.D, RN, NEA - Executive Director
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY • 40222
Tel: (502) 429-3300 | Fax: (502) 429-3311
URL: www.kbn.ky.gov

 

Louisiana

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Barbara Morvant, MN, RN - Executive Director
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA • 70810
Tel: (225) 755-7500 | Fax: (225) 755-7585
URL: www.lsbn.state.la.us

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
Claire Glaviano, BSN, MN, RN - Executive Director
3421 N. Causeway Boulevard
Suite 505
Metairie, LA • 70002
Tel: (504) 838-5791 | Fax: (504) 838-5279
URL: www.lsbpne.com

 

Maine

Maine State Board of Nursing
Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN - Executive Director
Mailing Address:
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME • 04333
Physical Address:
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME • 04333
Tel: (207) 287-1133 | Fax: (207) 287-1149
URL: www.maine.gov/boardofnursing

 

Maryland

Maryland Board of Nursing
Patricia Ann Noble, MSN, RN - Executive Director
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD • 21215
Tel: (410) 585-1900 | Fax: (410) 358-3530
URL: www.mbon.org

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN - Executive Director
4140 Patterson Avenue
Boston, MA • 02114
Tel: 1-800-414-0168 or (617) 973-0900 | Fax: (617) 973-0984
URL: www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/rn

 

Michigan

Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions
Amy Shell - Executive Officer
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa - 1st Floor
Lansing, MI • 48933
Tel: (517) 335-0918 | Fax: (517) 373-2179
URL: www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

 

Minnesota

Minnesota Board of Nursing
Shirley Brekken, MS, RN - Executive Director
2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN • 55414
Tel: (612) 617-2270 | Fax: (612) 617-2190
URL: www.nursingboard.state.mn.us

 

Mississippi

Mississippi Board of Nursing
Melinda E. Rush, DSN, FNP - Executive Director
1080 River Oaks Drive
Flowood, MS • 39232
Tel: (601) 664-9303 | Fax: (601) 664-9304
URL: www.msbn.state.ms.us

 

Missouri

Missouri State Board of Nursing
Lori Scheidt, BS - Executive Director
3605 Missouri Blvd.
PO Box 656
Jefferson City, MO • 65102-0656
Tel: (573) 751-0681 | Fax: (573) 751-0075
URL: pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

 

Montana

Montana State Board of Nursing
301 South Park - Suite 401
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT • 59620-0513
Tel: (406) 841-2345 | Fax: (406) 841-2305
URL: www.nurse.mt.gov

 

Nebraska

Nebraska Board of Nursing
Diana Baker, MSN, RN - Executive Director
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE • 68509-4986
Tel: (402) 471-4376 | Fax: (402) 471-1066
URL: www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm

Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board
Karen Bowen, MS, RN - Nursing Practice Consultant
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE • 68509-4986
Tel: (402) 471-6443 | Fax: (402) 471-1066
URL: www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm

 

Nevada

Nevada State Board of Nursing
Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE - Executive Director
5011 Meadowood Mall Way
Suite 300
Reno, NV • 89502
Tel: (775) 687-7700 | Fax: (775) 687-7707
URL: www.nursingboard.state.nv.us

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Margaret Walker, Ed.D, MBA, RN - Executive Director
21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord, NH • 03301-2341
Tel: (603) 271-2323 | Fax: (603) 271-6605
URL: www.state.nh.us/nursing

 

New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Nursing
George Hebert, MA, RN - Executive Director
PO Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ • 07101
Tel: (973) 504-6430 | Fax: (973) 648-3481
URL: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

 

New Mexico

New Mexico Board of Nursing
Deborah Walker, MSN, RN - Executive Director
6301 Indian School Road NE
Suite 701
Albuquerque, NM • 87110
Tel: (505) 841-8340 | Fax: (505) 841-8347
URL: www.bon.state.nm.us

 

New York

New York State Board of Nursing
Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN - Executive Secretary
Education Building
80 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY • 12234
Tel: (518) 474-3817 x.120 | Fax: (518) 474-3706
URL: www.nysed.gov/prof/nurse.htm

 

North Carolina

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Julia L. George, RN, MSN, FRE - Executive Director
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC • 27607
Tel: (919) 782-3211 | Fax: (919) 781-9461
URL: www.ncbon.com

 

North Dakota

North Dakota Board of Nursing
Constance Kalanek, PhD, RN - Executive Director
919 South 7th Street
Suite 504
Bismarck, ND • 58504
Tel: (701) 328-9777 | Fax: (701) 328-9785
URL: www.ndbon.org

 

Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners
Sinforosa D. Guerrero - Executive Officer Designee
Mailing Address:
PO Box 501458
Saipan, MP • 96950
Physical Address:
Commonwealth Health Center
New Administration Bldg.
Navy Hill
Saipan, MP • 96950
Tel: (670) 234-8950 x.3587 | Fax: (670) 664-4813
URL: n/a

 

Ohio

Ohio Board of Nursing
Betsy J. Houchen, RN, MS, JD - Executive Director
17 South High Street
Suite 400
Columbus, OH • 43215-3413
Tel: (614) 466-3947 | Fax: (614) 466-0388
URL: www.nursing.ohio.gov

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Kimberly Glazier, M.Ed., RN - Executive Director
2915 N. Classen Boulevard
Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK • 73106
Tel: (405) 962-1800 | Fax: (405) 962-1821
URL: www.ok.gov/nursing

 

Oregon

Oregon State Board of Nursing
Holly Mercer, JD, RN - Executive Director
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR • 97224
Tel: (971) 673-0685 | Fax: (971) 673-0684
URL: www.osbn.state.or.us

 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Laurette D. Keiser, RN, MSN - Executive Secretary/Section Chief
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA • 17105-2649
Tel: (717) 783-7142 | Fax: (717) 783-0822
URL: www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432869

 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Pamela McCue, MS, RN - Executive Officer
105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI • 02908
Tel: (401) 222-5700 | Fax: (401) 222-3352
URL: www.health.ri.gov

 

South Carolina

South Carolina State Board of Nursing
Joan K. Bainer, MN, RN, NE, BC - Administrator
Mailing Address:
PO Box 12367
Columbia, SC • 29211
Physical Address:
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive - Suite 202
Columbia, SC • 29210
Tel: (803) 896-4550 | Fax: (803) 896-4525
URL: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing

 

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Nursing
Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS - Executive Secretary
4305 South Louise Avenue
Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD • 57106-3115
Tel: (605) 362-2760 | Fax: (605) 362-2768
URL: www.state.sd.us/doh/nursing

 

Tennessee

Tennessee State Board of Nursing
Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN - Executive Director
227 French Landing
Suite 300
Heritage Place MetroCenter
Nashville, TN • 37243
Tel: (615) 532-5166 | Fax: (615) 741-7899
URL: health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm

 

Texas

Texas Board of Nursing
Katherine Thomas, MN, RN - Executive Director
333 Guadalupe
Suite 3-460
Austin, TX • 78701
Tel: (512) 305-7400 | Fax: (512) 305-7401
URL: www.bon.state.tx.us

 

Utah

Utah State Board of Nursing
Laura Poe, MS, RN - Executive Administrator
Heber M. Wells Bldg. - 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT • 84111
Tel: (801) 530-6628 | Fax: (801) 530-6511
URL: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

 

Vermont

Vermont State Board of Nursing
Mary L. Botter, PhD, RN - Executive Director
Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building North F1.2
Montpelier, VT • 05620-3402
Tel: (802) 828-2396 | Fax: (802) 828-2484
URL: www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses

 

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
Diane Ruan-Viville, MA, BSN, RN - Executive Director
Mailing Address:
PO Box 304247, Veterans Drive Station
St. Thomas, VI • 00803
Physical Address:
#3 Kongens Gade (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, VI • 00802
Tel: (340) 776-7131 | Fax: (340) 777-4003
URL: www.vibnl.org

 

Virginia

Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay Douglas, RN, MSM, CSAC - Executive Director
Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive - Suite 300
Richmond, VA • 23233
Tel: (804) 367-4515 | Fax: (804) 527-4455
URL: www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing

 

Washington

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Paula Meyer, MSN, RN - Executive Director
Department of Health
HPQA #6
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA • 98501-7864
Tel: (360) 236-4700 | Fax: (360) 236-4738
URL: www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/professions/nursing/default.htm

 

West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN - Executive Director
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV • 25311
Tel: (304) 558-3596 | Fax: (304) 558-3666
URL: www.wvrnboard.com

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Lanette Anderson, RN, MSN, JD - Executive Director
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV • 25311
Tel: (304) 558-3572 | Fax: (304) 558-4367
URL: www.lpnboard.state.wv.us

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Jeff Scanlan - Bureau Director, Health Services Boards
Mailing Address:
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI • 53708-8935
Physical Address:
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI • 53703
Tel: (608) 266-2112 | Fax: (608) 261-7083
URL: drl.wi.gov

 

Wyoming

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
Mary Kay Goetter - Executive Officer
1810 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY • 82001
Tel: (307) 777-7601 | Fax: (307) 777-3519
URL: nursing.state.wy.us

 

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