How to Obtain Your Michigan Nursing License

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$64

Temporary License

Fee Included

Background Check

$62.75

License Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely Renewal

$60

Renew online within 60 days post expiration

Late Fee

$20

Must apply for reinstatement if license is expired more than 60 days

Reinstatement

$74

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 3-6 weeks to receive a temporary license in Michigan after all necessary documents have been received and the license will last for up to 1 year (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

Temporary licenses will only be issued to Registered Nurses that are actively licensed in more than one state.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Current and Active State license

Yes

Yes

Verification of ALL Licenses Held (current or expired)

No

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card

No

Yes

Nurses must receive Customer ID number BEFORE having fingerprints taken for application.

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps thatMUST  be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Applications may take up to 2 weeks to be received in office.

During the 2 years before renewal, nurses must complete 25 hours of board approved CEUs with at least 1 contact hour in pain & pain symptom management.

Reinstatement

License expired less than 3 years:

  • 25 hours of CEUs within last 2 years.
  • Verification of ALL licenses held (current or expired).

License expired more than 3 years:

  • 25 hours of CEUs within last 2 years.
  • Verification of ALL licenses held (current or expired).
  • Nurses must re-submit fingerprints for criminal background check.

View license verification information here.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Michigan State Board of Nursing
Bureau of Health Care Services
Board of Nursing
611 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI  48909

Phone:  517-335-0918

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