Complete List of State Nursing Board in US – OVERVIEW

​OVERVIEW OF STATE NURSING BOARD

Every nurses need to aware of state board irrespective of country. State Nursing Board is to regulate safe nursing practice for nurses and give information about nursing programs approval, licensure and nursing enforcement. If nurses have problem with profession and other, they can lodge complaint to nursing board, board will take an action.

Objective of State Nursing Board in USA

1. Regulate safe nursing practice.

2. Give nursing programs approval

3. Give licensure(verification and renewal) to practice nursing in particular state

4. Conduct examination to certify nurse to work in particular state

5. Board frame rules and regulation (Practice Act)

Texas State Board of Nursing

Texas Board of Nursing is established in 1909, serving public for almost 100 years. There are around 350,000 licensed nurses currently practicing in Texas State. Board issues license to more than 27,000 nurses by examination and provide 200 nursing program approvals.

Licensure Programs

Six-month Temporary Permit (used to attend Refresher Programs, Extensive Orientations or Nursing Academic Courses)

 Temporary Licenses (LVN and RN)

 Licensed Vocational Nurses

 Registered Nurses

 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

 Graduate Nurse and Graduate Vocational Nurse Permits

SERVICES

TIMELY RENEWAL

RELINQUENT RENEWAL

REACTIVATION RENEWAL.

LICENSURE EXAMINATION INFORMATION

https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_examination.asp

VERIFY LICENSE

https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_verification.asp

RENEW LICENSE

https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_renewal.asp

CHECK APPLICATION STATUS FOR LICENSURE

https://www.bon.texas.gov/forms/applstatus.asp

ONLINE SERVICES

https://www.bon.texas.gov/online_services.asp

CNC COURSE CATALOG

https://www.bon.texas.gov/catalog/

OFFICIAL SITE FOR TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING

https://www.bon.texas.gov/

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Texas Board of Nursing

William P. Hobby Building

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460

Austin, TX 78701-3944

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING

California board of registered nursing is a state owned agency to protect the public by regulating the safe practice of registered nurses.

SERVICES

Applicant services,

Licensure services,

Enforcement program,

Nursing Education Consultant

Information for Applicant

License and Certificate Renewal

License Verification

Nursing Practice

Nursing Programs and Education

Careers in Nursing

OFFICIAL SITE 

 https://www.rn.ca.gov/index.shtml

Physical Address

Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

Mailing Address

Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

FLORIDA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

LICENSURE,

RENEWAL

EXAMINATION

LICENSURE

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA),

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN),

REGISTERED NURSE (RN),

ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONER (ARNP), NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM,

PRACTICAL AND REGISTERED NURSE EDUCATION PROGRAM

OFFICIAL SITE 

https://floridasnursing.gov/licensing/

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Mailing Address:
Department of Health
Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

MARYLAND BOARD OF NURSING

Official Site

https://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

SERVICES

Licensure

Renewal

Examination

LICENSURE 

https://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/licensing-index.aspx

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

MARYLAND BOARD OF NURSING,

4140 Patterson Avenue 

Baltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254

ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure 

Examination 

Endorsement or Reinstatement

OFFICIAL SITE

 https://www.abn.alabama.gov/

CONTACT INFORMATION

ALABAMA BOARD OF NURSING
RSA PLAZA, SUITE 250, 
770 Washington Ave.,
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address

Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900

GEORGIA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES 

Licensure 

Education

OFFICIAL SITE

 http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45

CONTACT INFORMATION 

GEORGIA BOARD OF NURSING

214 State Capitol

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

VIRGINIA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES 

Licensure (Submit, Renewal and Endorsement or Reinstatement)

Education  

EDUCATION 

Practical Nurse (PN) Pre-Licensure Nursing Program

Registered Nurse (RN) Pre-Licensure Nursing Program

OFFICIAL SITE

 https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center 
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

CONTACT

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/About/contact.htm

NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Submit, Renewal and Endorsement or Reinstatement)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.ncbon.com/

MAILING ADDRESS
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

MINNESOTA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

RN and LPN Licensure (Submit, Renewal and Endorsement or Reinstatement)

Education

EDUCATION OR PROGRAMS

Advanced Practice Nursing Programs

Approved Practical Nursing Programs

Approved Professional Nursing Programs

LICENSURE

https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/licensure/

EDUCATION

https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/education/

OFFICIAL SITE

https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Minnesota Board of Nursing 
2829 University Ave SE Suite 200 
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
Phone: 612-317-3000 
Fax: 612-617-2190 
Email: [email protected]

OKLAHOMA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal, Verification, Endorsement or Reinstatement)

LICENSE REGISTRATION

https://pay.apps.ok.gov/nursing/licensing/app/index.php

LICENSE RENEWAL

https://pay.apps.ok.gov/nursing/renewal/index.php

LICENSE VERIFICATION

https://apps.ok.gov/nursing/verify/index.php

OFFICIAL SITE

https://nursing.ok.gov/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Oklahoma Board of Nursing 
2915 N Classen, Ste. 524 
OKC, OK   73106 
TEL: 405.962.1800 FAX: 405.962.1821

ARIZONA BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

License (Registration, Renewal and Verification)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.azbn.gov/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007

https://www.azbn.gov/board/contact/contact-us

KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal and Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

Education

OFFICIAL SITE

https://kbn.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Nursing/Contact

TENNESSEE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board/nursing-board/about.html

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Examination, Endorsement and Reinstatement)

Duplicate License, Temporary License and Reactivation License

EDUCATION

Advanced Nursing Practice Certification

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

New Jersey Board of Nursing

124 Halsey Street 
Newark, New Jersey 07102 

PENNSYLVANIA (PA) STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal and Verification)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address

State Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Physical Address

One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

NEVADA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure

Certification

OFFICIAL SITE

http://nevadanursingboard.org/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nevada State Board of Nursing
Las Vegas Office
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89119-7533 
(702) 486-5800
(888) 590-6726 (toll free)
(702) 486-5803 – General Fax line
[email protected]

Reno Office
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547 
(775) 687-7700
(888) 590-6726 (toll free)
(775) 687-7707   – General Fax line
(775) 687-7729  – Compliance Department Fax line
[email protected]

NEW MEXICO STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal, Verification and Endorsement)

EDUCATION

Approval and Accreditation

OFFICIAL SITE

http://nmbon.sks.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION

New Mexico State Board of Nursing

#710,

6301 Indian School Rd NE,

Albuquerque, NM 87110

LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal, Verification)

EDUCATION

Advanced Practice Student/Applicant

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF NURSING (SC BOARD)

SERVICES

LICENSURE (REGISTRATION, RENEWAL AND VERIFICATION)

ONLINE NURSING COURSES

OFFICIAL SITE 

https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Nursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building 
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210

OHIO STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal and Verification)

Education

OFFICIAL SITE

http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Location

17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413

Mailing Address

17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413

MISSOURI STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Advanced, General, LPN and RN)

EDUCATION

IV Therapy Certification Courses

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

CONTACT INFORMATION

MISSOURI STATE Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0656
573.751.0681 Telephone
573.751.0075 Fax
800.735.2966 TTY
800.735.2466 Voice Relay
[email protected]

West Virginia Board of Nursing (West Virginia RN Board)

SERVICES

LICENSURE (Registered Nurse and APRN License)

EDUCATION

Continuing Education Providers

OFFICIAL SITE

https://wvrnboard.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

West Virginia Board of Examiners

for Registered Professional Nurses 

90 MacCorkle Ave. SW, Suite 203

South Charleston, WV 25303 

Phone: (304) 744-0900 or 1-877-743-NURS(6877) 

Fax: (304) 744-0600 

Web Address: www.wvrnboard.wv.gov

Email: [email protected]

IOWA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Endorsement, Duplicate Card or Certificate)

APRN Licensure

OFFICIAL SITE

https://nursing.iowa.gov/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Iowa Board of Nursing
400 SW 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA  50309

Phone: 515.281.3255
Fax: 515.281.4825

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration (APRN), Renewal and Removal)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing

CONTACT INFORMATION

Massachusetts Board of Nursing
239 Causeway St.,

Suite 500, 5th Floor,

Boston, MA 02114

MISSISSIPPI STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (APRN, RN, LPN and Nurse Licensure Compact)

OFFICIAL SITE

http://www.msbn.ms.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION 

MISSISSIPPI STATE BOARD OF NURSING

713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300,

Ridgeland, MS 39157.

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (RN, LPN, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist)

EDUCATION

Infection Control Training (RNs and LPNs)

Nursing Programs

Child Abuse Training (RNs)

OFFICIAL SITE

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

CONTACT INFORMATION

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Nurse Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 280 (voice) 
518-474-3398 (fax)

OREGON STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure/Certificate (Renewal)

RN/LPN Licensure

Advanced Practice Licensure

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

Oregon State Board of Nursing 
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. 
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012 

KANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Verification)

EDUCATION

Pre-licensure Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Graduate Nursing Programs

MHT

OFFICIAL SITE

https://ksbn.kansas.gov/

CONTACT INFORMATION 

KANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230

Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929

COLORADO STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Renewal, Verification)

EDUCATION

Approved Education and Accreditation (Nurse Degree Programs)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Nursing
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-2430 | Fax: 303-894-2821

WYOMING STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant)

Licensure (Registration and Renewal)

EDUCATION

Pre-Licensure Distance Education Nursing Program Approval

LPN IV Courses

Certified Nursing Assistants

Continuing Nursing Education Courses

OFFICIAL SITE

https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/

CONTACT INFORMATION

WYOMING STATE BOARD OF NURSING

130 Hobbs Ave, Ste B, Cheyenne,

WY 82002 – (307) 777-7601 / FAX (307) 777-3519

WASHINGTON STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (APRN, LPN, Nursing Technician and (RN) Registered Nurse)

Licensure (Renewal)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NurseLicensing

CONTACT INFORMATION

Washington State Department of Health

Kent Regional Office

20425 72nd Avenue South, Building 2, Suite 310

Kent, WA 98032

Washington State Department of Health

River View Corporate Center, Suite 1500

16201 East Indiana Avenue

Spokane Valley, WA 99216 

HAWAII STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse)

Licensure (Verification)

EDUCATION

Nursing Programs

OFFICIAL SITE

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Hawaii State Board of Nursing

DCCA-PVL P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801

MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Verification)

EDUCATION

Nursing Approved Programs

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27542—,00.html

Illinois State Board of Nursing

SERVICES

Licensure (APN, LPN and RN)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Nursing.asp#collapse09

CONTACT INFORMATION

Illinois State Board of Nursing

James R. Thompson Center,

100 West Randolph Street,

Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601

ALASKA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Renewal and Verification)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofnursing.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

ALASKA STATE BOARD OF NURSING
550 W 7th AVE, STE 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Phone: (907) 269-8160
Fax: (907) 269-8156
Investigations Fax: (907) 269-8195

WISCONSIN STATE BOARD OF NURSING

OFFICIAL SITE

https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

4822 Madison Yards Way

Madison, WI 53705

CONNECTICUT STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure and Examination

OFFICIAL SITE

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Board-of-Examiners-for-Nursing/Board-of-Examiners-for-Nursing

CONTACT INFORMATION

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO

P. O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134-0308

INDIANA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (RN and LPN)

OFFICIAL SITE 

https://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

UTAH STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration and Verification)

Licensure

OFFICIAL SITE

https://dopl.utah.gov/nur/index.html

MAINE STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration and Verification)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

MAILING ADDRESS

Maine State Board of Nursing
158 SHS
Augusta, Maine 04333-0138

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, Maine 04333

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 207-287-1133

MONTANA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (RN, LPN AND APRNs)

Nurse Licensure Compact

OFFICIAL SITE

http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur

ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Temporary Permits and Renewal)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.arsbn.org/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

DELAWARE STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (RN AND LPN – EXAMINATION AND ENDORSEMENT)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

IDAHO STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure – (LPN, RN – Renewal and Reinstatement)

Nurse Licensure Compact)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720

280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, Idaho 83720-0061

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (APRN and Nursing Assistant)

Certification

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/nursing/

RHODE ISLAND STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure

OFFICIAL SITE

http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=231

CONTACT INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

3 CAPITOL HILL

PROVIDENCE, RI 02908

VERMONT STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (RN, LPN, LNA)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/nursing.aspx

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director

89 Main St, 3rd Floor

Montpelier VT 05620-3402

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

SERVICES

Licensure (Registration, Renewal and Verification)

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

OFFICIAL SITE

https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

CONTACT INFORMATION

4305 South Louise Ave Suite 201
Sioux Falls SD 57106-3315
Tel: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768

NORTH DAKOTA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

PHONE: 701.328.9777

CONTACT INFORMATION

919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504

US State Board of Nursing

 

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