How to Obtain Your North Dakota Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$160

Background Check

$42.75

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$120

Active within 2-3 business days if renewed online

Late Renewal

$240

Reinstatement

$150

$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).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Transcript — Received Directly from Nursing School

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State License

Yes

Yes

Two Fingerprint Cards

Yes

Yes

Verification/Copy of Current License

No

Yes

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.

Additional Information

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

North Dakota State Board of Nursing

919 S 7th St. Suite 504

Bismarck, ND  58504

Phone: 701-328-9777

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