Obtain Delaware Nursing License – Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
Notified of fee at time of renewal expiration
Renewal notice sent several weeks before expiration
50% of Renewal Fee
Temporary License Processing
It takes approximately 30 days to receive a temporary license Delaware after all necessary documents have been received – the license is valid for 30 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
To receive a temporary license in Delaware you must also have a current job offer in the state of Delaware.
Completed Application (notarized)
Completed Temporary License Application
Copy of Current Driver’s License
Copy of Job Offer Letter
Copy of Current RN License
Verification of Original State License
Nursing Reference Form
Criminal Background Check
Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.
- In Delaware, RN licenses expire on February 28th, May 31st, or September 30th of odd years only.
- Reinstatement must submit proof of 30 hours of CEU and also have a criminal background check completed.
- View license verification information here.
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
Delaware State Board of Nursing
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904