Obtaining Your North Dakota Nursing License

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North Dakota is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

North Dakota Board of Nursing

919 S 7th St. Suite 504
Bismarck, ND  58504
TEL: 701-328-9777
FAX:  701-328-9785

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $160
Background check $42.75

Temp License Processing

Approximately within 7-10 business days upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 90 days
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application Yes Yes
Transcript – received directly from nursing school Yes Yes
Verification of original state license Yes Yes
Verification of current state license if original not active Yes Yes
Two Fingerprint cards No Yes

Apply online

*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 $120 Approximately 2-3 business days if renewed online
Late $240  
Reinstatement $150  $20 additional if no criminal check completed in the past 90 days

Additional Info

Must have 400 hours of nursing practice in the past 4 years and 12 contact hours of CE in past 2 years.  A 90 day temporary permit may be issued while waiting for criminal check results if needed.

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