Obtaining Your Rhode Island Nursing License

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Rhode Island is a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state

Rhode Island Board of Nursing

3 Capitol Hill, Room 103
Providence, RI  02908
TEL: 401-222-5700
FAX:  401-222-6683

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $135

Temp License Processing

RI no longer issues temporary licenses.
Permanent license issued approximately up to 4 weeks upon completion of all required documents.

Documents Needed Perm
Completed online application Yes
Verification of ALL licenses held Yes
Completed fingerprint cards Yes

Apply online
Fingerprinting Information

Renewal License Processing

Approximately 5 business days

Online Renewal
Verify an Rhode Island license

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