How to Obtain Your New Jersey Nursing License
License by Endorsement
Expired Prior to May 31st
Online renewal is an option up to 30 days after expiration (10-15 business until active)
Reinstatements – Expired After May 31st
6-10 weeks for all reinstatements
See fee schedule details on the New Jersey Board of Nursing website for calculated fees based on each biennial cycle.
Temporary License Processing
Temporary licenses are NOT issued in New Jersey.
All permanent licenses will be available about 8-10 weeks after the board has received all necessary documents.
Completed Online Application
Proof/Verification of All Licenses Held (current or expired)
Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
2×2 Photo Taken within the Last 6 months – Signed on back
2 Completed Fingerprint Cards & Morpho Trust Form
Copy of Online Application Receipt – Signed at the bottom
- Nurses must provide certificate of employment and complete an additional background check.
- If license is expired over 5 years, must provide proof of competency.
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
New Jersey State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th
Newark, NJ 07101