Utah Nursing License

If you're looking to learn about applying or renewing your Utah nursing license you've come to the right spot. Travel nursing jobs in Utah offer so many opportunities for travelers and Onward Healthcare is here to help. From the stunning parks to the numerous adventures, travel nurses will have no shortage of activities to occupy their time in Utah.

Landing your dream travel nursing job in Utah starts with finding a great partner to help you navigate through the process including getting your Utah nursing license. The friendly and knoweldgeable team here at Onward Healthcare will be with you every step of the way and we can even reimburse you for the fees associated with your Utah nursing license!

Utah Nursing License

The Utah Board of Nursing will have all of the information that you need to get on your way to practicing in Utah. New graduates will have a different process than RNs who already hold an active state license.

Apply for your Utah Nursing License

Applying for the NCLEX - Initial Licensure as a Nurse in Utah - 2 Step Process

1. Take and Pass the NCLEX

2. Apply for Licensure with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Utah is a member of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)
  • Apply for your license AFTER passing NCLEX and pay - $95.00 (online or manual form).
  • Complete your fingerprints at DOPL or at your local police department (mail to DOPL).
  • It can take 14 business days to issue a complete application.
  • You will see your license number on DOPL’s website the day after it’s active.
  • You will receive a hard copy of your license in the mail within 10 business days.

Nurses who already hold an active license must go through the verification and endorsement process.

Overview of the Endorsement process for a Utah nursing license:

  • Apply for your RN/LPN license online or by manual form and pay the $95.00 fee.
  • Complete your fingerprints at DOPL or at your local police department (mail to DOPL).
  • Verify at least one active license through Nursys. If the state you’re licensed in doesn’t participate in Nursys, contact that state nursing board and request a verification to be sent to DOPL.
  • Allow 14 business days to issue a completed application.

You Can Renew Your Utah Nursing License with Our Help!

Renewing your Utah nursing license can also be completed totally online! RN Licenses expire on January 31 of odd years and the renewal fee is $58.

Utah has continuing education requirements that must be met in order to hold an active Utah license. According to the Board, “During the past 2 years, you must have completed licensed practice for at least 400 hours or licensed practice for at least 200 hours and completed 15 hours of approved continuing education or completed 30 hours of approved continuing education.”


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