Montana Nursing License

Why every nurse should consider travel nurse jobs in Montana? Easy. If you relish spending time in the great outdoors under a giant stretch of blue sky, Montana is definitely the right state for you. Bring your hiking boots, camping gear and other outdoor equipment or plan to rent some while you’re there. With one of a kind attractions like Yellowstone National Park and national bison range, you'll start to understand why Montana is a great place to travel nurses.

Need help with the Montana nursing license? Onward Healthcare can help. In additon to being able to offer support and reimburse your licensing fees, the team at Onward Healthcare can help you find your ideal Montana travel nursing assignments.

Montana Nursing License Guide

Registered nurses who do not have an NLC multistate license but hold a current nursing license in another state or U.S. territory can apply for licensure by credentialing, also known as licensure by endorsement, through the Montana Board of Nursing. First-time licensees would apply for licensure by examination.

Applying For Your Montana Nurse License

Applicants for a Montana nursing license by endorsement must submit:

  • Completed license application, either submitted online or printed from the website and mailed to the Montana Board of Nursing;
  • Payment of $200 fee for RN license by endorsement;
  • License verification from the state or territory in which the applicant currently holds an active nursing license in good standing, or has ever held a nursing license. If the state is part of NURSYS, a verification must be through this system; otherwise, a verification must come from the licensing source;
  • Documentation, including jurisdiction and date, of any previous professional license denial or withdrawal of application;
  • Fingerprints for the purpose of a fingerprint and background check;
  • Official final transcript from applicant’s nursing education program, if not verified through NURSYS.

The licensing team at American Mobile is available to answer any questions and help you through the state licensure process, ensuring a quick turnaround for your Montana RN license.

Is Montana Apart of the Nurse Licensure Compact?

Montana participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), also called the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows RNs or LPNs to have one multistate nursing license. If you hold a multistate license in a compact state, issued by your primary state of residency, you can practice in any of the other compact member states—including Montana.

How to Renew Your MT Nursing License

The renewal period for nursing licenses occurs every other year. Nurses originally licensed in odd-numbered years should continue to renew their license by December 31st of odd-numbered years. “Even” licensees can apply for their Montana nursing license renewal by December 31st of even-numbered years. Applicants must pay the renewal fee of $100 and complete 24 contact hours of continuing education every two years, due by the time of license renewal.


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