Obtaining Your Delaware Nursing License

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Delaware is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Delaware Board of Nursing

861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 203
Dover, DE  19904
TEL: 302-744-4500
FAX:  302-739-2711

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $141
Temp License $40
Fingerprinting $69

Temp License Processing

Within 7-14 business days upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 30 days.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.
Must have a job offer in the state of Delaware.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application - notarized Yes Yes
Completed temporary license application Yes No
Copy of driver’s license Yes Yes
Copy of job offer letter Yes No
Copy of current RN license Yes Yes
Verification of original state license Yes Yes
Nursing reference form Yes Yes
Criminal background check Yes Yes

*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 Notified of renewal fee at time of renewal Renewal notice sent several weeks before expiration
Late 50% of renewal fee  
Reinstatement $212  

Additional Info

RN licenses expire on February 28, May 31 or September 30 of odd years.

Reinstatements - Must submit proof of 30 hours of CEU and complete criminal background check

Online Renewal
Verify a Delaware license

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

pating compact states.