How to Obtain Your Hawaii Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application – Licenses issued between July 1st (Odd Numbered Years) and June 30th (Even Numbered Years)

$202

Application – Licenses issued between July 1st (Even Numbered Years) and June 30th (Odd Numbered Years)

$146

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Active Status Timely

$150

Active within 3 business days if license is renewed online

Active Status Late

$180

About 2-3 weeks for paper renewal

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 15-20 business days to receive a temporary license in Hawaii after the board has received all necessary documents and forms and the license will last for up to 90 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

There is an option for nurses to appear in person to receive their temporary licenses on the same day.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State license

Yes

Yes

Photo Copy of Current License

Yes

No

Verification of Current Active State License

Yes

Yes

Employment Verification – From employer in Hawaii

Yes

Yes

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.

Additional Information

Reinstatement:

  • If license has been expired for over two years, you will be required to reapply as a “new applicant” for a new license.
  • In order to reinstate a license, call or email the board to request a restoration or reinstatement application.
  • For those with an inactive status for two or more years, you must be prepared to provide proof of your current licensure in another state and employment verification of at least 520 work hours within the past 2 years.
  • Evidence of status form may be required if license is lapsed on or before November 1st, 2007.
  • All licenses expire on June 30th of each odd-numbered year regardless of the date on which they are issued.
  • 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

Hawaii State Board of Nursing
335 Merchant Street, Room 301
Honolulu, HI  96813

Phone:  808-586-3000

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