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All RNs, LPNs, APRNs with Compact privileges and CNAs whose license or certificate expires in March and April of 2020 must obtain a CHRC in addition to processing an online renewal. The tracking identification number must be entered onto the application in order for the renewal application to process. Please note: Upon completion of the online renewal application, transaction receipt is only the beginning step of the renewal process and not the actual renewal.

Scam Alert!​

We've received complaints from practitioners asking about the Board threatening license suspension. This is a SCAM. Please click to see a sample of a letter and also a voicemail message. Scam Alert samples--Final Order of Suspension​.

Effective June 17, 2019, Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses may choose the option of completing thirty (30) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to satisfy the requirements for license renewal. Please refer to the full regulation for details of the requirements.

NOTE: CEUs are not a mandatory requirement, merely an additional option to qualify for renewal for individuals who have not completed (a) 1,000 hours of active nursing practice within the previous 5 years or (b) a Board-approved nursing education program ​within the previous five years.


​​To be eligible for a license by endorsement, you must have graduated from a nursing program that included a supervised clinical component. Effective September 30, 2018, the Board no longer has the authority to issue a license by endorsement to anyone who has graduated from a nursing program that did not have a supervised clinical component.

The Board has vacancies for a Nurse Clinician and a Practical Nurse Educator. Interested nurses click HERE for application details.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the importance of discussing the effects of medical conditions & medications with patients operating vehicles in any mode of transportation.

Notice of Proposed eNLC Rules effective January 1, 2019 - click for additional details and deadlines


Click below to view some recently added Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
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