How to Obtain Your North Dakota Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
Active within 2-3 business days if renewed online
$20 additional fee if no criminal background check in past 90 days
Temporary License Processing & Walk-Through Service
It takes approximately 7-10 business days to receive a temporary license in North Dakota. Temporary licenses are valid up to 3 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
Transcript — Received Directly from Nursing School
Proof/Verification of Original State License
Two Fingerprint Cards
Verification/Copy of Current License
Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are in the process of being received and are used in the meantime before a permanent license is obtained. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.
Nurses must have 400 hours of nursing practice in the past 4 years and 12 contact hours of CE in past 2 years.
A 90-day temporary permit may be issued while waiting for criminal check results if necessary.
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
919 S 7th St. Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504