Nevada Nursing License

The State of Nevada has a lot to offer travel nurses, from the excitement and world-class entertainment along the Las Vegas Strip to desert hiking trails, spectacular rock formations, and the unmatched beauty of Lake Tahoe. 

If you're interested in a travel nursing job in Nevada but need help navigating the license process you've come to the right spot. The friendly team at Onward Healthcare can guide you through the Nevada nursing license process, and in some cases, pay for the fees. In addition, our recruiters are standing by to help you find your ideal travel Nevada nursing assignments.

About the Nevada License Process

Registered nurses who hold an out-of-state license can work with our experienced licensing team to obtain their Nevada nursing license by endorsement. We can help you avoid unnecessary hassles and ensure quick placements in Reno, Las Vegas, and other locations throughout the state.

Nevada Nursing License Guide

Registered nurses who wish to travel and hold a current nursing license in another state or U.S. territory can apply for licensure by endorsement through the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

When applying, you’ll need to submit:

  • A completed application via the Nevada Nurse Portal, including a fee of $105 (RN)
  • A copy of evidence of graduation from your nursing education program; the document must indicate the nursing degree and graduation date.
  • Official verification (or endorsement) from your original state of licensure. If that state is enrolled in Nursys, you must submit verification through this system. If your state of licensure does not participate in Nursys, you’ll need to send an endorsement form to that state licensing board with their appropriate fee. The license will not be issued until the Board receives fingerprint reports from the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the FBI.

What To Know About The Renewing Process

A Nevada nurse license can be renewed every two years, and nurses are encouraged to register with Nursys e-Notify, which supplies information on license renewals. Nurses will not receive renewal notices from the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

RNs applying for their Nevada nursing license renewal will need to complete 30 hours of continuing education within the license period, and a one-time bioterrorism course. Renewals must be submitted online with a renewal fee of $100.

Top Nevada Nursing License Q&As

How Long Does it Take to Get Your License? If your license application is complete and meets the criteria for issuance, Nevada’s Board of Nursing will generally issue a temporary nursing license within 1-2 weeks of receipt. The timeframe for issuing a permanent license will depend on when all required documentation is received, including fingerprint reports.

Is Nevada Apart of the Nurse Licensure Compact? Nevada is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Nurses with a compact multi-state license will still need to apply for Nevada RN licensure by endorsement.


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