• New York Nursing License, Renewal and Verification Information

    Need to get your New York nursing license? Below is a guide to obtaining your New York nursing license as well as information pertaining to New York nursing license verification and renewal.

    Looking for more help? Onward Healthcare’s friendly licensure experts will guide you through the process of obtaining your New York nursing license. Fill out the form to the right to get started. 

    How to Get Your New York Nursing License

    Getting your NY nursing license can be a difficult process, especially if you’re a new RN. Below are some tips to help you throughout the process. 

    • To receive your New York nursing license, individuals must meet all education and examination requirements and as well as apply for a license via the New York State Education Department (NYSED). 
    • Educational requirements include completion of NYSED-approved child abuse reporting coursework and infection control coursework. If you’ve already completed these programs as a part of your studies, you don’t have to take additional courses. 
    • Examination requirements for NY nursing licensure includes successful completion of the NCLEX examination. 
    • The NYSED issues limited permits to nursing graduates that qualify to practice nursing before being licensed as an RN. Those who are interested must complete the appropriate applications.

    New York Nursing License Renewal

    Interested in New York nursing license renewal? Below are important things to keep in mind when you’re starting the New York nursing license renewal process. 

    • RNs are required to renew their NY nursing license every three years at a $35 fee per renewal period.
    • You must have no more than five months left in your current registration period or your last valid registration period ended less than four months ago.
    • To renew online, you must have the PIN provided on your registration renewal document and complete the online application for renewal.

    New York Nursing License Verification

    If you’re applying for a NY nursing license via endorsement, you can go to Nursys.com, where you can navigate to the Nursys Licensure Verification tab. Here you can request a secure electronic verification of licensure.

    Additional Resources and Links

    New York Board of Nursing

    NY State Education Department

    Office of the Professions

    Division of Professional Licensing Services

    Nurse Unit

    89 Washington Avenue

    Albany, New York 12234-1000

    Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

    Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 280


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