Nursing License: Information on Nurses License Verification and Renewal
Obtaining your state-specific nursing license is one of the core travel nursing requirements.
Luckily, when you partner with Onward, your recruiter helps you take all appropriate steps to ensure that you obtain your nurse licensure and/or nurse license verification for the state to which you’ll be traveling.
Nursing licensure timeframes vary from state-to-state, and it’s easier to obtain a nursing license in some states than it is in others.
The table below outlines which states accept compact state licensure and which ones offer expedited walk-through licensure, as well as the standard timeframe to obtain a nursing license from the state's board of nursing.
*Learn more about the Nurse Licensure Compact and see a list of nursing compact states here.
State-by-State Nursing Licensure Guideline from Onward
* Paperless nurse licensure process.
+ Special fingerprints or background check process may be required.