How to Obtain Your South Carolina Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
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).
|Completed Application – May Apply Online||Yes||Yes|
|Proof/Verification of Original State license||No||Yes|
|Copy of Current License||Yes||Yes|
Completed Fingerprint Card
Email the board to request cards firstname.lastname@example.org
|Proof of Residence – Driver’s license or state issued ID||Yes||Yes|
|Evidence of Continued Competence||Yes||Yes|
|Copy of SSN Card||Yes||Yes|
|Copy of Vital Statistics Birth Certificate or Passport||Yes||Yes|
|2X2 Photo – Signed and Dated||Yes||Yes|
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.
- 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