How to Obtain Your New York Nursing License

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$143

Temporary Permit

$35

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$73

2-3 Business Days

Renew online if license is expired within the last 4 months.

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to receive a temporary license in New York after all of the required documents have been received by the board (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

The state of New York issues limited permits only to Registered Nurses who are under immediate supervision with endorsement of the employer.

Nurses must be employed by the facility and not a third party for a temp permit.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

PERMANENT

Completed Application – Notarized

Yes

Verification of ALL licenses held (current or expired)

Yes

Transcripts – Sent directly from nursing school

Yes

2 Hours of Child Abuse Coursework or Training

Yes

Infection Control Course – Every 4 Years

Yes

Approved Child Abuse Providers

Approved Infection Control Providers

Additional Information

Proof of Infection Control Course is required every 4 years in New York.

Reinstatement:

  • Nurses must contact the board to request an application and inquire about fees.
  • Registered Nurses can walkthrough while the board is meeting to be reinstated RNs will be given a letter of good standing, complete with a new expiration date (letter costs an additional $10).
  • 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

New York State Board of Nursing
Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2
nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY  12234

Phone:  518-474-3817

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