Obtaining Your New Jersey State Nursing License

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New Jersey Board of Nursing
– Division of Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th
Newark, NJ  07101
TEL: 973-504-6430
FAX:  973-648-3481

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  



Background check


Temp License Processing

Temporary licenses are not issued in NJ.
Approximately 8-12 weeks upon receipt of all required documents.

Documents Needed


Completed online application


2X2 Photo within 6 months - signed on the back


Verification of all licenses held, current or expired


Copy of birth certificate or passport


2 Completed fingerprint cards & Morpho Trust Form


Submit a copy of online application receipt, signed at the bottom


Apply online

Request fingerprint cards – contact form

License Renewal

Processing Fees


Renewal License Processing

Expired prior to May 31st     


10-15 business days – renew online up to 30 days after expiration

Expired May 31st


 6-10 weeks for reinstatements

See fee schedule on the NJ board website for calculated fees based on each biennial cycle.

Additional Info - Reinstatements

Certification of Employment
Must complete another background check
Proof of Competency (if expired more than 5 yrs)

Online Renewal
Verify a New Jersey license

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