How to Obtain Your Missouri Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
About 5-10 business days
$60 renewal fee + $50 late fee for each year license has lapsed in addition to current renewal period.
Temporary License Processing & Walk-Through Service
It takes approximately 1-2 weeks to receive a temporary license in Missouri after all necessary and required documents have been received and the license will last for up to 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
As a Walk-Through State, Missouri is able to offer temporary licenses within the same business day.
Completed Application – Notarized
Proof/Verification of Original State license
Copy of Current Active License
Transcripts – Received directly from nursing school
Proof of Fingerprint Registration
Register for fingerprinting in Missouri using the 4-digit code (001)
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.
Renewal application must be notarized.
Reinstatements must have another background check.
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656