Obtaining Your Missouri Nursing License

MISSOURI STATE BOARD OF NURSING

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3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0656
Phn:  573-751-0681 Fx:   573-751-0075

www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

COMPACT STATE

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$55.00  

*Approx 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp License

Fee included

Fingerprints

$44.80

*Walk-Thru:  Issued same day

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application - Notarized

Yes

Yes

Copy of current active state license

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license

No

Yes

Proof of fingerprint registration (receipt)

Yes

Yes

Transcripts – received directly from nursing school

No

Yes

Register for fingerprinting using the 4 digit registration code of 0001
www.machs.mo.gov

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$60

*Approx 5-10 business days for renewals & reinstatements

Late fee 

$50

Lapsed/Reinstatement

$60 renewal fee + $50 late fee for each year license was lapsed as well as current renewal period

Additional Info

All licenses expire on April 30th of every odd numbered year
Renewal app must be notarized
Reinstatements – Must have another background check

Verify a MO license
https://renew.pr.mo.gov/licensee-search.asp

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address