Obtaining Your South Dakota Nursing License

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

South Dakota Board of Nursing

4305 South Louise Ave, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD  57106
TEL: 605-362-2760
FAX:  605-362-2768

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $100
Temp license $25

Temp License Processing

Valid for 90 days
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed online application Yes Yes
Transcripts – received directly from nursing school No Yes
Verification of original state license Yes Yes
Photocopy of current license showing expiration date Yes No
Employment verification Yes Yes
Fingerprint cards – provided by SD Board Yes 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  
Timely $90
Reinstatement $140