Obtaining Your Arizona Nursing License

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Arizona is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Arizona State Board of Nursing

1740 W. Adams, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
TEL: 602-771-7800
FAX:  602-771-7888

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $150
Temp License $50
Background Check $50

Temp License Processing

Up to 30 days – valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions).
Walk thru – temp issued within 48 hours for emergencies only.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application Yes Yes
Verification of original state license No Yes
Copy of current license Yes No
Completed fingerprint card (provided by AZBN) Yes Yes

May walk thru to receive a Temp License, issued in 48 hours- (For emergency purposes only)
Hand carry all required docs including a letter of hire on employer’s letterhead stating a specific hire date starting within 7 days.

*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 $160 Active within 24 hrs if renewed online
Late Fee $50/mo not to exceed $200  
Reinstatement $150 + late fees  Approximately 30 days for paper application

Additional Info

Must submit a written request for paper application from AZBN if license is expired AND submit a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Online Renewal
Verify an Arizona license

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