Obtaining Your Oklahoma Nursing License

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Oklahoma is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
TEL: 405-962-1800
FAX:  405-962-1821

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $85
Temp license $10
Multistate application $150

Temp License Processing

Approximately within 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 – may apply online Yes Yes
Verification of original state license Yes Yes
Verification of citizenship Yes Yes
Evidence of status form – Notarized Yes Yes
Employment Verification – directly from employer Yes Yes
Completed fingerprint cards (provided by the board) Yes Yes
Must initiate the background check process for a temp license    

Apply online - $3.50 processing fee

*Graduates of Excelsior College and other non-traditional programs should contact the Board before applying for license

*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

Renewal License Processing
Processing Fees  
Timely $75 2 business days – renew online before license expires
Reinstatement $115  Approximately 1 week once all documents are received

Additional Info

Inactive status 2 years or more – must provide proof of current licensure in another state with employment verification of at least 520 work hours within 2 years.

Evidence of status form required if lapsed on or before November 1, 2007.

Online Renewal
Verify an Oklahoma license

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