Please examine the Registered Nurse Licensure Compliance Table below to review the licensure requirements in your chosen state or U.S. territory.  You may contact your academic advisor or the state agency listed on the table with any program eligibility requirement questions related to your preferred state.

If you will be living in another state or U.S. territory at any time during the completion of your academic program or any kind of field experience, internship or clinical, please refer to the State Authorization website to verify your program is authorized to be offered in that state or U.S. territory.

Local professional licensure requirements change periodically.  The Office of Teaching and Learning compliance staff are committed to annually updating this Licensure Compliance Tables with current program requirements.  We recommend reviewing this table each Fall semester until you complete your program for any changes for your preferred state or U.S. territory.

State

State Licensure/Certification Minimum Qualifications 

Student Requirements to meet Minimum Qualifications For Licensure/Certification of State

Contact Information

Alabama eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license 

Website: Alabama Nursing Board

Phone: 800-656-5318

Email: abn@abn.alabama.gov

Alaska The Alaska Nursing board may issue a license by endorsement to practice as a registered, advanced practice registered, or practical nurse, whichever is appropriate, to an applicant who has worked as a nurse within the past five years if the applicant is licensed as a registered, advanced practice registered, or practical nurse under the laws of another state if, in the opinion of the board, the applicant meets the qualifications required for licensing in the state and meets the requirements of AS 08.68.170. Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255

Website: Alaska Nursing Board

Phone: 907-465-2550

Email: nursing@alaska.gov

American Samoa No Information available  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255 

Phone: 684-633-1222

Email: info@as.gov

Arizona eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Arizona Board of Nursing

Phone: 602-771-7800

Arkansas eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website:Arkansas Board of Nursing

Phone: 501-686-2700

Email: Arkansas Email Form

California Rn to BSN Programs are not approved or endorsed by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Eligible - with Licensure by Endorsement Application  

Website: California Nursing Board

Phone: 916-322-3350 

Colorado eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Colorado Nursing Board

Phone: 303-894-2430

Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us

Connecticut A program in nursing located in another state or territory of the United States shall be deemed approved pursuant to section 20-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes, provided that: (1) said program, if a registered nursing education program, complies with the provisions of section 20-90-52 of the regulations of Connecticut State Agencies: (2) said program is approved by the duly authorized nurse licensure board or agency of the state or territory in which it is located: and (3) said state or territory maintains licensure requirements substantially similar to or higher than those of this state.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Website: Connecticut Board of Nursing

Phone: 860-509-7603

Delaware eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Delaware Board of Nursing

Phone: 302-744-4500

Email: customerserivce.drp@delaware.gov 

District of Columbia Approval of Distance Education Program  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Website: District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Phone: 202-442-5955

Email: doh@dc.gov 

Florida eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Florida Nursing Board

Phone: 850-488-0595

Email: Florida Email Form 

Georgia eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Georgia Nursing Board

Phone: 478-207-2440

Email: nursing@soc.ga.gov

Guam An RN or LPN applicant for licensure by endorsement in Guam shall submit to the Board the required fee for licensure by endorsement and a completed application for licensure by endorsement. Verification of current licensure in another jurisdiction, whether electronically or by paper copy, is required for licensure by endorsement.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255 

 

Website: Guam Board of Nursing

Phone: 671-735-7407

Email: roma.basa@cphss.guam.gov

 
Hawaii Nursing program do not need to be approved by Hawaii State Board of Nursing  Eligible - with multistate license  

Website: Hawaii Board of Nursing

Phone: 808-586-3000

Idaho eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Idaho Board of Nursing

Phone: 208-577-2476

Email: info@ibn.idaho.gov 

Illinois Pending eNLC Compact - Out-of-state nursing education programs offering clinical experiences in Illinois are expected to maintain the standards for approved nursing education programs.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255   

Website: Illinois Nursing Board

Phone: 312-814-2715

Email: Illinois Email Form

Indiana eNLC Compact  Eligible - with multistate license  

Website: Indiana Nursing Board

Phone: 317-234-2043

Email: pla2@pla.IN.gov

Iowa eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Iowa Nursing Board

Phone: 515-281-3255 

Kansas eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Kansas Board of Nursing

Phone: 785-296-4929

Kentucky eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Kentucky Board of Nursing

Phone: 502-429-3300

Email: Kentucky Email Form

Louisiana eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Louisiana Board of Nursing

Phone: 225-755-7500

Email: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us

Maine eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Maine Board of Nursing

Phone: 207-287-1133

Maryland eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Maryland Board of Nursing

Phone: 410-585-1900

Email: MBON.AdvancedPractice@maryland.gov 

Massachusetts Nursing program must be approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255   

Website: Massachusetts Board of Nursing

Phone: 800-414-0168

Email: nursing.admin@state.ma.us

Michigan Pending eNLC Compact  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Website: Michigan Nursing Board

Phone: 517-241-0199

Email: BPLhelp@michigan.gov 

Minnesota Pending eNLC Compact - Minnesota Nursing Board does not have jurisdiction to approve
nursing programs that are non-licensure preparing programs. 
Eligible - with Licensure by Endorsement Application

 

Website: Minnesota Nursing Board

Phone: 612-317-3000

Email: nursing.board@state.mn.us

 
Mississippi eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Mississippi Board of Nursing

Phone: 601-957-6300

Missouri eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Missouri Nursing Board

Phone: 573-751-0681

Email: nursing@pr.mo.gov 

Montana eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Montana Nursing Board

Phone: 406-841-2300

Email: nurse@mt.gov 

Nebraska eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Nebraska Nurse Board

Phone: 402-471-4376

Email: DHHS.NursingOffice@nebraska.gov

Nevada Under review  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Website: Nevada Nursing Board

Phone: 888-590-6726

Email: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us

New Hampshire eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: New Hampshire Nursing Board

Phone: 603-271-2323

Email: board.questions@oplc.nh.gov

New Jersey Pending eNLC Compact - A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse licensed in another state, territory
or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, who wishes to be licensed in New Jersey may be licensed by endorsement in this State if he or she meets the requirements
for licensure. 
Eligible - with Licensure by Endorsement Application   

Website: New Jersey Nursing Board

Phone: 973-504-6430 

New Mexico eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: New Mexico Board of Nursing

Phone: 505-841-8340

 

New York To meet the education requirements for licensure in New York as an RN, you must graduate from an nursing education program approved by the licensing authority of that state or U.S. Territory as preparation for practice as an RN.  Eligible - with Licensure by Endorsement Application  

Website: New York Nursing Board

Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 410

Email: New York Email Form 

North Carolina eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: North Carolina Board of Nursing

Phone: 919-782-3211 

North Dakota eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: North Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone: 701-328-9777

Email: contactus@ndbon.org

Ohio A registered nurse applicant for licensure in Ohio by endorsement shall have completed a registered nursing education program approved by a jurisdiction of the national council of state boards of nursing at the time the applicant completed the program.  Eligible - with Licensure by Endorsement Application  

Website: Ohio Nursing Board

Phone: 614-466-3947

Email: licensure@nursing.ohio.gov

Oklahoma eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Oklahoma Nursing Board

Phone: 405-962-1800

Oregon The Oregon Board of Nursing requires a review and authorization of clinical learning experiences completed in Oregon by all pre-licensure and advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students enrolled in programs based outside of Oregon.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255

 

Website: Oregon Board of Nursing

Phone: 971-673-0685

 

Pennsylvania A registered nurse currently licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States or Canada who has graduated from an approved program of nursing and who is enrolled in an accredited graduate nursing program, a bachelor of science nursing program, or a refresher course in nursing may practice nursing in a clinical setting as required by the educational program of studies without obtaining a Pennsylvania license so long as the student does not receive compensation except in the form of stipends, scholarships and other awards related to the training program.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255   

Website: Pennsylvania Nursing Board

Phone: 717-783-7142

Email: ST-NURSE@pa.gov

Puerto Rico Any person authorized to practice the nursing profession in any of the states or territories of the United States of America, or the District of Columbia or a foreign country, interested in practicing nursing in Puerto Rico, must take the revalidation exam offered by the Board or having passed the NCLEX according to the category you request.  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Phone: 787-999-8989

Email: contactus@salud.pr.gov 

Rhode Island License by endorsement: These are the requirements if you have already taken the NCLEX Exam, and are licensed in another state. Proof of Rhode Island Residency – Proof is ONLY required if your primary residency is going to be in the State of Rhode Island.  Background Check With Fingerprints - You must apply to the Department of Attorney General for a national background check supported by fingerprints.  Eligible - with Licensure by Endorsement Application 

Website: Rhode Island Nursing Board

Phone: 401-222-5960

 
South Carolina eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: South Carolina Nursing Board

Phone: 803-896-4550

Email: NURSEBOARD@llr.sc.gov

South Dakota eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: South Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone: 605-362-2760

Email: DOH.info@state.sd.us

Tennessee eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Tennessee Nursing Board

Phone: 615-532-5166

Texas eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Texas Board of Nursing

Phone: 512-305-7400

Email: webmaster@bon.texas.gov

Utah eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Utah Nursing Board

Phone: 801-530-6628

Email: ttogisala@utah.gov

Vermont Pending eNLC Compact  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Website: Vermont Nursing Board

Phone: 802-828-2396

Email: michelle.lavoie@sec.state.vt.us

Virginia eNLC Compact  Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Virginia Board of Nursing

Phone: 804-367-4515

Virgin Islands No information available  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Phone: 340-774-7477

Washington Pending eNLC Compact - Program approval application  Under review - Contact Office of Teaching & Learning | 801-863-8255  

Website: Washington Board of Nursing

Phone: 360-236-4703 

West Virginia eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: West Virginia Nursing Board

Phone: 304-744-0900

Email: rnboard@wv.gov

Wisconsin eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license   

Website: Wisconsin Nursing Board

Phone: 608-266-2112

Email: dsps@wi.gov

Wyoming eNLC Compact Eligible - with multistate license    

Website: Wyoming Nursing Board

Phone: 307-777-7601

Email: wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov

Updated 10/23/2019