Obtain a Florida Nursing License – Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
Online renewal or 2-3 weeks for paper application
Contact Florida Board of Nursing for Instructions
Temporary License Processing
You will receive a temporary license within 30 days and the license will be valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
There is a minimum of 14 days needed to process before checking on the status of an application.
Employee Verification is NOT NEEDED for applicants who have completed the NCLEX or have an active license.
Proof/Verification of Original State license
Copy of Current Active License
Completed Fingerprints – Electronic Only
2 Hr Prevention of Medical Errors Course
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.
- Requires 24 contact hours every 2 years including Prevention of Medical Errors 3
- 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
Florida State Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399