Obtaining Your Missouri Nursing License

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Missouri is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Missouri Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 656
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0656
TEL:  573-751-0681
FAX:  573-751-0075

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees &n
Application $55
Background Check $44.80

Temp License Processing

Approximately 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 6 months
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions

Walk-Through:  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
Transcripts – received directly from nursing school No Yes
Proof of fingerprint registration (receipt) Yes Yes
Register for fingerprinting using the 4 digit registration code 0001    

Apply online

Fingerprint registration

*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 Approximately 5-10 business days
Late $50  
Reinstatement $110  $60 renewal fee + $50 late fee for each year licensed was lapsed as well as current renewal period

Additional Info

Renewal application must be notarized.

Reinstatements – Must have another background check

Verify a Missouri license

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