Obtaining Your Tennessee Nursing License

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Tennessee is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Tennessee Board of Nursing

665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN  37243
TEL: 615-532-5166
FAX:  615-741-7899

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $169
Background check $38

Temp License Processing

TN Board does not issue temporary licenses.
Up to 6 weeks upon receipt of all required docs.

Documents Needed Perm
Completed online application Yes
2x2 photo within 6 months – signed and dated Yes
Affidavit - notarized Yes
Declaration of citizenship – notarized Yes
Copy of nursing diploma or transcript Yes
Verification of original state license Yes
Criminal background check Yes

Apply online

Fingerprinting Instructions

License Renewal

Processing Fees   Renewal License Processing
Timely $100 Renew online
Reinstatement $200  Approximately 2-4 weeks
Online Renewal
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NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address