How to Obtain Your New Jersey Nursing License

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$200

Background Check

$58.69

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Expired Prior to May 31st

$345

Online renewal is an option up to 30 days after expiration (10-15 business until active)

Reinstatements – Expired After May 31st

$225

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.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

PERMANENT

Completed Online Application

Yes

Proof/Verification of All Licenses Held (current or expired)

Yes

Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport

Yes

2×2 Photo Taken within the Last 6 months – Signed on back

Yes

2 Completed Fingerprint Cards & Morpho Trust Form

Yes

Copy of Online Application Receipt – Signed at the bottom

Yes

Additional Information

Reinstatement:

  • 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

Phone: 973-504-6430

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