How to Obtain Your South Carolina Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES
Application$100
Temporary License$10

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEESPROCESS
Timely$75
Reinstatement$60

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 10 business days to receive a temporary license in South Carolina after all documents have been received by the board of nursing in said state. The license will last for up to 60 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTSTEMPORARYPERMANENT
Completed Application – May Apply OnlineYesYes
Proof/Verification of Original State licenseNoYes
Copy of Current LicenseYesYes

Completed Fingerprint Card

Email the board to request cards [email protected]

NoYes
Proof of Residence – Driver’s license or state issued IDYesYes
Evidence of Continued CompetenceYesYes
Copy of SSN CardYesYes
Copy of Vital Statistics Birth Certificate or PassportYesYes
2X2 Photo – Signed and DatedYesYes

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.

Additional Information

Reinstatement:

  • Criminal background check required for nurses applying for reinstatement.
  • Completion of 30 hours of CE required and completion of a course in legal aspects of nursing is also required.
  • 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

South Carolina State Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC  29210

Phone: 803-896-4550

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