Obtaining Your Pennsylvania Nursing License

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

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2601 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA  17110
Phn:  717-783-7142 Fx:   717-783-0822

www.dos.state.pa.us/nurse

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$100.00

*10-14 business days upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 1 year (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Application & Temp

$135.00

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license             

No

Yes

Verification of current active state license

Yes

Yes

Transcripts – received directly from nursing school

No

Yes

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$65

Renew online – Active within 48 hours upon proof of Child Abuse course (may take 7 days)

Reinstatement (Inactive status)

 

*2 or more weeks depending on additional required docs

Additional Info

Renewals/Reinstatements – 2 hours of Child Abuse required.  A license will not be renewed until the board of nursing receives proof, submitted directly and electronically from the provider.

Must contact the board directly to request reinstatement application and discuss CEU requirement
Completion of 30 hours of board approved CEUs every 2 years

If license is on inactive status for more than 5yrs, must submit proof of continued competence.
*Example: Current practice in a another state

Child Abuse Providers
http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Pages/Act-31-Mandated-Child-Abuse-Recognition-and-Reporting-Continuing-Education-Providers.aspx#.Vh6_gE2FOUk

Online Renewal – must have registration code
https://www.dossurvey.state.pa.us/Login.aspx

Verify a PA license
http://www.licensepa.state.pa.us/

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