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

License by Endorsement

Application $100
Temporary License $10

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

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).

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 [email protected]

No Yes
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.

Additional Information


  • 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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